Yesterday the Academy Fellows presented the results of their personal research projects which they have been working on for a year. The successful outcome of these projects is not only a prerequisite to finalize the Academy year, but all of the works contribute greatly to the research knowledge of Transsolar and supports our innovative approach in simulation and consulting. The Fellows had chosen their topics last year corresponding with their personal interest and over 50 people were online to contribute to the final review.
The talks kicked off with Sandhiya presenting a new approach for modelling trees in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations with Hamza. Next in line was Ana with her findings on the potential of applying a membrane developed by our New York colleague Pamela at Harvard Graduate School of Design to dehumidify air in humid climates with mentors Hala and Guowei. Following these presentations was Pablo’s project focusing on CFD and thermal simulations for evaluating user comfort in street canyons with mentors Marion and Christian. Francis started on the important topic of carbon and demonstrated the relationship between building height and carbon neutral potential for buildings in different countries, guided by Clara and Tommaso. Ketan continued with the project he had worked on with Alice, Daniel and Markus: He developed a workflow for calculating embodied and operational carbon, and compared the carbon offset required on-site for wooden and concrete building constructions.
The audience was impressed by the depth of the research leading to reliable results applicable for Transsolarians in their daily work. We look forward to the final documentation which will be posted online in one month.