Forth Valley Hospital (CFD)

Larbert, United Kingdom

Forth Valley Hospital (CFD)

Key Facts

Building Type

  • Hospital

Study

  • External Wind

Expertise

IES Consulting used CFD to model external and internal airflows to determine the infiltration through open doors of the hospital entrance. By simulating the wind environment around the Forth Valley Hospital a series of entrance passage designs were compared to check their capability in limiting the infiltration below the recommended thresholds. The main entrance set-up included the impact of overdoor heaters. The analysis was performed for various wind speeds and directions to ensure a wholesome analysis of the door performance.