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CFD in the Built Environment – the first special interest forum of IBPSA Australasia

Come along to hear our three guest speakers talk about their views on the use of computational fluid dynamics in the industry and how they use CFD in their day-to-day work. Each guest will present on what they believe are the key tricks of the trade, providing case studies of where CFD can really add value both commercially and in a research environment.


Nicki Parker (AECOM)

Nicki works on a wide range of projects from pedestrian comfort studies through to large scale energy strategies, however one of the most interesting sectors she works in is mission critical data centres. Nicki will introduce some of the different types of cooling she has simulated using CFD, leading on the main focus of her presentation – what happens during cooling unit failure?

Andrew Ooi (Uni of Melbourne)

Andrew will discuss turbulent flows driven by gravity and how this can affect heat transfer in the built environment. His presentation will concentrate some of the formulas that industry have used and how recent findings and data have provided insight into why these formulae might not be applicable when buoyancy effects are important.

Jason Gaekwad (Aurecon)

Last but not least, Jason will present on the use of CFD in wind engineering, covering the fundamentals of atmospheric boundary layer flows, as well as the interaction of wind with buildings and the urban environment. Different applications will be discussed, along with potential issues in using CFD for this type of analysis.

Register by emailing Quentin –

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