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CDC offers thermal modeling and analysis services to building facade system manufacturers and subcontractors during the system design development and technical submission phases. We also offer these services to Architects and Construction Managers to define design parameters during project documentation phases, for LEED® certification purposes, or to diagnose condensation/frost formation after facade system installation. In addition to providing basic thermal services using Therm and Window, CDC can provide more advanced analyses using the ANSYS family of software packages.

CDC will perform:

  • Computer Thermal Simulation, via
    • Window 6 Center of Glass
    • Therm 6 Frame and Glazing
    • WUFI Pro 4 Vapor Transmission
    • ANSYS FLUENT Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
  • LEED® Accredited Professionals
  • Thermal Stress Analysis
    • Glass
    • Stone
    • Framing
    • Sealant Joints
  • Window 6 / Therm 6 Software
    • Overall Thermal Transmittance (U Factor) per NFRC 100 Procedures
    • Overall Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) per NFRC 200 Procedures
    • Overall Visible Transmittance (VT) per NFRC 200 Procedures
    • Simulated Condensation Resistance Factor (CRF) per AAMA 1503 Procedures
    • Simulated Condensation Resistance Values (CR) per NFRC 500 Procedures
    • Dew Point Analysis
    • Predict reduction in whole building energy use due to façade renovations
  • WUFI Software
    • Calculates moisture movement within opaque wall assemblies
    • Analyzes proper vapor barrier type and location
    • Predicts the probability of germination of mold spores
  • ANSYS FLUENT Software
    • Combines heat transfer and fluid flow in a powerful 3-D simulation package
    • Advanced computational methods for solving a wide variety of convection and radiation problems