Architects & Builders

A wide range of environmental conditions can be assessed in a fraction of the time, and at a fraction of the cost, taken to carry out field experiments or wind-tunnel tests. PHOENICS helps architects and builders to determine, among other things:

  • If structures create unwanted wind tunnels
  • Where to site fire exits to maximise safety
  • Where heating and ventilation outlets should be sited to maximise impact

Full three-dimensional steady or transient models can be set up to take account of the effects of conduction, convection, radiation, buoyancy forces, turbulence and fire and smoke spread.

HVAC Engineers

PHOENICS (through its special purpose-code FLAIR) helps architects, design engineers and safety officers concerned with the performance of air-flow systems for the built environment.
FLAIR enables users to visualise, understand, evaluate and refine air flow patterns. It can be used to model clean rooms, operating theatres, sports arenas, car parks, road and rail tunnels, industrial environments and residential developments.

Transportation Designers

PHOENICS Virtual Wind Tunnel allows designers to evaluate the aerodynamics of a car, van, train or truck. Calculations for forces and coefficients of drag and lift are included.


PHOENICS can analyse the spread of pollution and therefore ensure intelligent design to reduce emissions at the point of generation. It can also help evaluate discharge into the atmosphere, seas, lakes or rivers.

Electronics Engineers

PHOENICS HOTBOX provides electronics engineers with an integrated Virtual Reality environment for modelling the cooling requirements of critical electronic components and assemblies.

Combustion Engineers

A wide range of combustion models are included covering coal, gas, wood and oil together with CHEMKIN, (chemical, kinetic database).

Semiconductor Manufacturers

PHOENICS CVD is designed to simulate the behaviour of a wide range of CVD reactors to by modelling the fluid flow and heat transfer in multi-component gasses.


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ACFDA, CHAM's Agent in North America has submitted a paper and presentation for the 2014 ASSE_MEC Conference. These give a brief review of recent validated PHOENICS CFD models applied for risk and safety assessments (flammable gas release and dispersion , atmospheric pollutant dispersion and two-phase plumes from cooling towers and other industrial installations).


These materials show the PHOENICS modeling capabilities and underline the beneficial use of CFD in risk and safety analyses. More information on the models and training/consulting options can be obtained by contacting info@acfda.org