1. This forum section is a read-only archive which contains old newsgroup posts. If you wish to post a query, please do so in one of our main forum sections (here). This way you will get a faster, better response from the members on Motherboard Point.

Airflow simulation for pc cases ;)

Discussion in 'Nvidia' started by Skybuck Flying, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. Hello,

    So far gpu's seem to be very good at "particle simulations".

    One interesting application could be "airflow simulations for pc cases" ;)

    So next time I am interested in buying a pc case... I simply download a 3D
    model of it...

    Active some fans in it... <- would be cool...

    And then I could see the airflow in action in 3D preferably realtime... to
    know if it's a good case or not ! ;)

    And hopefully the simulation will be realistic ! ;) :)

    Doesn't seem to though to do ?

    Must know theory about air flow equations or so ?

    Any theory out there ? ;) :)

    Otherwise wing it ! ;) =D

    Also if heat equations could be added even better ! ;)

    Skybuck =D
    Skybuck Flying, Oct 3, 2009
    1. Advertisements

  2. Skybuck Flying


    Sep 13, 2007
    Likes Received:
    Czech republic
    Worse - heat dissipating depend very much on the surface of heated things ;) And the air flow depend on the surface properties too. There are plenty of variables to consider, to do it properly. When I calculated mine passive radiator for watercooling, I used this tool:

    Just to give you a idea, how hard this is ;)
    trodas, Oct 6, 2009
    1. Advertisements

  3. SF is a troll who babbles and crossposts. Please ignore him or trim your
    replies so the OpenGL newsgroup can stay clear of rubbish.

    FU's trimmed to alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
    Charles E Hardwidge, Oct 8, 2009
  4. Skybuck Flying

    Rui Maciel Guest

    If you want to model something then you must know how it behaves. So, yes.
    You could take a look at fluid dynamics implementations of the finite element method.

    Rui Maciel
    Rui Maciel, Oct 8, 2009
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.