​William L. Whitley II, RCDD

Airflow Analysis & Computational Fluid Dynamic Modeling , Critical Spaces

​Initial Design     Energy Savings     Feasibility Study     Problem Identification

Airflow Analysis

Airflow analysis of critical spaces is the assessment of airflow patterns and temperature distribution effecting cooling performance


CFD modeling is used to evaluate current and improved system configurations

CFD provides a non-intrusive virtual modeling technique with powerful visualization capabilities allowing designers to evaluate the performance of a wide range of scenarios without the time, expense, and distruption of making actual changes

Practical Advantage of CFD

Currently, many critical spaces are designed using empirical guidelines based on limited measurements.  This method does not consider the complex fluid dynamics processes that control airflow and temperature distribution.  Consequently, layouts don't produce the expected flow rates and equipment inlet temperatures, and must be modified.  However, because modifications in one area influence others, considerable trial and error is involved before identifying adjustments that will yield desired changes.  CFD modeling offers a more scientific design approach.

​​Providing airflow analysis via computational fluid dynamic (CFD) modeling of critical spaces.

​A detailed system configuration analysis utilizing a state-of-the-art CFD simulation tool is a very effective means of determining appropriate solutions.  This method can calculate, in great detail, the airflow within a facility.  It provides information about the velocity, movement, and temperature of air within a facility's space.  It can indicate that the correct volume and temperature of cooling air is delivered to all specified locations within the critical space.

Improving Energy Performance

As the density of IT loads increase, designers, owners, and operators are seeking improved energy performance. 

To address this need, wlw2 offers cost effective Airflow Analysis & CFD Modeling Services focused on energy efficiency via the construction of virtual models and analysis of design methods. 

wlw2 offers a clear understanding of the techniques applied to minimize the costs of cooling/power consumption.