Computation Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modelling is the analysis of fluid flows using numerical solution methods. CFD modelling allows users to perform numerical experiments in a virtual laboratory setup. CFD testing has diverse application – it can be used to solve huge atmospheric and industrial processes down to fine details of flows in living creatures and nanofluid applications.

CFD modelling allows manufacturers of performance louvres to create a virtual laboratory in accordance with the parameters set out by Australian Standard AS 4740:2000. The laboratory enables users to test rain defence and aerodynamic performance of each unique louvre profile. Adaptive cell refinement is often carried out in CFD modelling to ensure the accuracy of the results.

Advantages of CFD testing of louvres

CFD testing allows non-disruptive measurement to be carried out, allowing numerical data to be extracted from the results without affecting the fluid flow behaviour. While CFD analysis previously was an expensive and time-consuming exercise and often reliant on external experts, Louvreclad’s qualified in-house expertise combined with the CFD tool allows them to develop new louvre profiles and test their performance in a very short timeframe.

All Louvreclad louvres are modelled in accordance with Australian Standard AS/NZS 4740:2000 for testing natural ventilators, enabling the company to provide performance classifications for all louvre profiles.

Reliable performance data

Louvreclad’s team of industry experts relies on CFD modelling to present reliable performance test data for all louvres. The specifier can then use this information to quickly compare and select the correct louvre that meets the mechanical performance requirements of their project.

Performance louvre and bespoke facade expertise

With a sharp focus on innovation and continuous improvement, Louvreclad has been delivering performance louvre and bespoke façade solutions to commercial, industrial and educational buildings for over 30 years. By engaging with building designers and thought leaders in the Australian construction industry, the company continues to grow and set new standards for louvre performance while contributing to environmentally sustainable designs.

Please visit Louvreclad for more information on CFD testing.