MacroFlo simulates air flow driven by wind pressure and buoyancy forces (and mechanical air movement if used in conjunction with ApacheHvac).
MacroFlo uses a fast multi-zone thermo-fluid solver to simulate interaction between air flows, pressures and thermal conditions. It models large air volumes and simulates air flow between these, through building elements such as windows and doors.
It enables you to easily define the size of window or door openings and how they will open and close.
It Incorporates models of:
- external wind pressure based on empirical data
- stack effect (buoyancy)
- flow characteristics of cracks
- flow characteristics of large openings
- two-way flow
- resistance due to grilles and wall friction
- Rayleigh instability
In the MacroFlo video you will learn how to apply this tool to minimise the need for air conditioning in a building, or eliminate it all together.
IES Training Manager, Hans Dhargalkar, is our most experienced trainer with over 20 years unparalleled experience in training customers in the Virtual Environment. He is responsible for creating IES training programmes and materials. Hans holds an Honours Degree and a Masters degree. Before joining IES, he was involved with wind tunnel testing, fire protection and building services software.