Industry Specific Products


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 Hevacompís new Dynamic Thermal Simulation package to CHAMís PHOENICS/FLAIR CFD solver. Click here more more details.

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.

CHAMís PHOENICS CFD software, incorporates standard and product-specific objects for high- and low-density cabinets, racks, servers, PDUís, CRACís and ACUís, 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.

Chemical Vapour Deposition Reactors

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.


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.

PHOENICS is a wind tunnel on YOUR PC


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:

Electrolytic Smelters

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.