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uday_cfd February 23, 2012 07:07

OpenFoam for HVAC Applications
Hi ,

I am new to OpenFOAM. Can anybody please help software is how much capabilities to do room air flow distribution, Co2 and H2o concentration calculation, temperature and veocity distributions inside room and HVAC applications.

Thanks & regards


niaz February 23, 2012 08:00

you can develop your code to do all these things. it depends on yourself.
open-foam is a strong code for cfd purposes.

elvis February 23, 2012 10:30


Download ICON hvacFOAM 1.7 (Audi Suppliers) never used it myself, just heard of it
=>but I believe it is not that easy to use that out of the box, but perhaps better than nothing.

OF is quite often used for Aircraft Cabin simulations just as an example

Are you professionally interested in HVAC => you might be interested to spend some money to some of the consulting companys (Engys or Icon ...) and get a working HVAC enviroment + solver + training etc.

I am not affiliated with any OF consulting company ;-).

uday_cfd March 21, 2012 08:02

thank you elvis.. i downloaded ICON hvacFOAM 1.7 from mentioned link above..Can u please give me the idea about how to install the software there any link of this software with OpenFOAm..and if possible from where i will get documnetation or tutorials of this software..

thank you ..


elvis March 22, 2012 04:31

Dear ATE,

sorry I can not help you very much, I just knew the existance of the HVAC solver from them.
First if all I want to say that hvacFOAM 1.7 was developed on OF 1.7, so to get it run, you should have a OF 1.7 installation. the OpenFoam team changed things heavilly during the versions from time to time and to make the nescessary changes to transfer solver from 1.7 to 2.x can be tricky!

Maybe a good start to get used to tasks you have to cope with is these links

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