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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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.