The first Australian CHAM PHOENICS/FLAIR Computational Fluid Dynamics User conference will be held in conjunction with the ARBS exhibition at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre, May 3-5.
Experts from around the world will discuss the use and application of the computational fluid dynamics programs PHOENICS and FLAIR, with presentations covering car park ventilation systems, fire and smoke modelling, pollution in and around buildings, building services air flow and heat transmission problems, combustion, safety analyses of offshore and underground constructions and other relevant applications.
Conference spokesman Murray Mason says that computational fluid dynamics has an enormous diversity of applications in building, construction, engineering and environmental projects. “CFD is typically used for internal flows in modelling air conditioning and ventilation systems, cool and cold rooms,” he says. “It is also used for fire engineering to model fires in buildings, smoke spread and ventilation, as well as external flows in modelling including the flow of wind around a building, urban and industrial pollution studies, contaminant spread and containment, wind loads on buildings, pipe and duct design and numerous other applications.”