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Eddy

A grasshopper plugin to incorporate wind and outdoor comfort analyses into sustainable architectural design

Project Details
  • Title: Patrick Kastner, Timur Dogan
  • Date: 2017 - Ongoing
  • Link: Website

Eddy is a grasshopper plugin to incorporate wind and outdoor comfort analyses into sustainable architectural design. Eddy focuses on annual ventilation analyses by employing both cylindrical and box-shaped simulation domains. Unlike other CFD tools with steep learning curves, Eddy is easy-to-use and features a straight-forward user interface based on Grasshopper for Rhinoceros. It helps architects and engineers to design sustainable and energy-efficient cities and empowers them with actionable ventilation and comfort metrics such as pressure coefficients and the UTCI distributions. For more experienced users, Eddy’s user interface can be dynamically extended to unlock the full potential of customized outdoor urban CFD simulations. For easy installation purposes, Eddy runs all simulations in a virtual machine and is thus independent of the user’s operating system.

About ESLAB

We investigate the intersections of architectural design, sustainability, building performance simulation and computational design. We stand for excellence in teaching and research in the area of building technology, daylight and energy modeling, passive climate control strategies and performance driven design workflows in both urban and architectural scales.

Contact

Led by: Prof. Dr. Timur Dogan
Website: Cornell AAP Profile
Email: tkdogan[at]cornell.edu

Address

Cornell University, AAP
240B Sibley Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853,USA