Computational Fluid Dynamics Modeling in Building Design: New Project in Dubai

We are happy that Alpin Limited, Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, used ENVI-met for one of their most important projects in Dubai. Alpin Limited is a professional architectural design consulting company, founded in San Francisco in 2007, and now headquartered in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, with branches in Dubai and Vietnam. Since its establishment, the company has worked as a design consultant for a series of international projects with remarkable achievements, including Doha Metro in Qatar, Riyadh airport expansion in Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi Airport midfield terminal, infopark building in Hungary, and Akamai Technologies building in Silicon Valley in the United States.

They published on LinkedIn the following article:

One of our recent projects includes the Al Kifaf Towers project, one of the most prestigious projects in Dubai. The built area is all in all 734,708 square meters and included the construction of hotels, a shopping center, food and beverage outlets, theaters and other amenities, as well as 40 to 50-storey office and residential towers. During this project, we used Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modeling, a technique that has developed a lot over the past few years. Want to know how? Here’s what you need to know: alpinlimited sustainability constructioninnovation greenbuilding cfd buildingdesign

Aswell they published a longer piece on their homepage on December 1, 2019 by Camilla Hallstrom from Alpin Limited:, where she describes the work performed using the microclimate software model ENVI-met:

We have been using Envi-Met to conduct microclimate assessments for outdoor thermal comfort and analyzing how space can be made more conducive to occupants’ comfort requirements, especially for a climate like that in the United Arab Emirates. The software is capable of accurately simulating the outdoor microclimate. This allows us to simulate the building within a dynamic environment, and dive into several aspects of the microclimate to analyze how the designs and buildings will perform and what levels of occupant comfort are achieved in that scenario.”