Industry Specific Products


PHOENICS-Direct is a low-cost, simplified user interface for CHAM´s PHOENICS CFD software package. The SimScenes, embodied within PHOENICS Direct, simulate fluid and heat flow in a pre-selected set of situations. Their menu based interface leads its user directly to just the capabilities required, and produces the needed results. So Computational Fluid Dynamics knowledge is not required to use SimScenes.

A SimScene can be thought of, by analogy with the 'apps' which abound for smart-phones and tablet computers, as an 'App for PHOENICS'. Click here for more information about SimScenes.


The function of Urban-VWT is to simulate the air flow around individual or groups of buildings, incorporating measured wind statistics to obtain yearly averaged results for the modelled wind direction. Urban-VWT is intended for architects, building engineers, urban planners, local authorities and environment engineers. Urban-VWT enables users to visualise, understand, evaluate and refine the air-flow patterns in steady-state scenarios, in micro- as well as macro-scale. Transient (time-dependent) conditions are straightforward to implement, if required.


A low-cost special-purpose variant of PHOENICS, F1 VWT (Virtual Wind Tunnel), is supplied to schools participating in the F1 In Schools Challenge which is a competition, open to all UK based secondary schools and colleges, to design and manufacture CO2 powered model racing cars. Student teams compete nationally to determine the best engineered and fastest car. It is like being in a real Formula One team (well, the nearest most of us will get to that experience, anyway).  The competition is run by F1 in Schools Limited - a non profit making organisation - see:


HeatEx simulates the performance of shell and tube heat exchangers - including all the various Tema flow configurations - without any of the limitations encountered due to the manual or numerical methods commonly used to rate heat exchanger performance.



FLAIR was created for architects, design engineers and safety officers concerned with the performance of air-flow systems for the built environment. The software is self-contained for model set-up and result analysis.

FLAIR enables users to visualise, evaluate and refine air-flow patterns on a micro- or macro-scale within a room, throughout a building, around a building-complex, within tunnels or in any other structure of this nature. FLAIR enables users to check on environmental, or ventilation, flows before embarking on costly construction. Click here for examples and here for more information about FLAIR.

Hevacomp has joined forces with CHAM to link Hevacomp´s Dynamic Thermal Simulation package to CHAM´s PHOENICS/FLAIR CFD solver. Click here more more details.


PHOENICS-CVD is an integrated software system designed to simulate the behaviour of a wide range of CVD reactors; this involves the modelling of fluid flow and heat transfer in a multi-component gas, including both gas-phase (homogeneous) and surface (heterogeneous) chemical reactions and incorporating plasma effects.


ESTER (Electrolytic SmelTER) is a special-purpose adaptation of the general-purpose fluid flow and heat transfer code PHOENICS, developed specifically for the simulation of multi-anode electrolytic smelters of the Hall-cell type. It uses a variant of the standard PHOENICS pre- and post-processors for data input and graphical display.


For the majority of people involved in motorsport it is not practical or cost effective to take cars or motorcycles to a full scale wind tunnel. PHOENICS VWT (Virtual Wind Tunnel) was created as a practical tool for modelling aerodynamic flows. The software simulates the flow of air over a vehicle and calculates all important lift, drag and centre of lift information as well as providing a visual output of the air flow.


Specialist Applications

Data Centre Simulation

CFD analysis performs a vital role within data centre design, management and operational processes. CFD helps maximise the performance of cooling and ventilation systems, model the impact of additional loading and equipment distribution, and investigate emergency shut-down scenarios.

CHAM´s PHOENICS CFD software, incorporates standard and product-specific objects for high- and low-density cabinets, racks, servers, PDU´s, CRAC´s and ACU´s, as well as fans, diffusers and emergency fire suppression measures. Under-floor ventilation systems, cabling ducting, permeable and semi-permeable floor tiling are all taken into consideration, plus ceiling vents, grilles, extracts and recirculation systems.


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