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
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
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
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: www.f1inschools.com
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.
CHAM is looking for one or two new Project Engineers. Please see the Vacancies Section of this website for full information.
Professor Brian Spalding received a degree of Doctor of Science honoris causa from Imperial College at the beginning of May. Brian has been associated with IC from 1954 when he was invited to join from Cambridge. He started as Reader in Applied Heat, in 1958 was appointed to the Chair of Heat Transfer and, subsequently was also Head of the Computational Fluid Dynamics Unit. He remained Professor of Heat Transfer and Head of CFD until his retirement in 1988. The doctorate was awarded for services to science and to CFD of which he is a founding father.
ACADS-BSG, CHAM's Agent in Australia, will be exhibiting PHOENICS/FLAIR at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, May 20-22 on Stand 17, at ARBS 2014. They will be demonstrating examples of car-park fires and applications relevant to the HVAC industry. Click here for further information.
Shanghai Feiyi has arranged a user meeting on May 20,21 2014 in Hangzhou city, Zhejiang Province where the Beta-release version of PHOENICS-2014 will be demonstrated. Click here for further information.