Collaborative HVAC design using interactive fluid simulations: A geometry-focused collaboration platform

A. Borrmann, P. Wenisch, C. Van Treeck, E. Rank

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This paper presents a generic approach to realizing a collaboration platform integrating various simulation tools, thereby providing multi-disciplinary engineering teams with powerful analyzing facilities. In the proposed architecture, a common model is centrally managed by a collaboration server. This model basically consists of a geometric model enhanced by adding semantic data like boundary conditions for a certain simulation. Other important components of the architecture are dedicated simulation servers, which provide simulation and analysis data for the engineer's front-end application and can be connected to the platform on demand. The suitability of the concept is demonstrated by means of a concrete implementation for a collaborative engineering scenario in the Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning (HVAC) domain, incorporating an interactive fluid simulation.


Conference12th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering: Research and Applications - Next Generation Concurrent Engineering: Smart and Concurrent Integration of Product Data, Services, and Control Strategies, CE 2005
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityFort Worth, TX


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