Computer Aided Engineering Solutions (CAES)

M/E Engineering's CAES Group specializes in the use of numerical methods (CFD or Computational Fluid Dynamics) to calculate and visualize air flow both inside and outside buildings. These analyses can be applied to labs, fume hoods, clean rooms, surgical areas and many other building spaces requiring some degree of cleanliness or indoor air quality. Additionally, CAES provides wind wake analysis, wind load calculations, electronics cooling analysis and studies on other classical engineering problems involving fluid flow and heat transfer.

CFD is used to calculate air movement, temperatures, and chemical or particulate migration in any indoor or outdoor environment. By using CFD early in the design cycle, the design team may optimize the ventilation systems in their buildings providing both a healthy environment for the inhabitants and potential energy savings due to mechanical system improvements. The results of the investigations are produced in 3-dimensional color illustrations, either on paper or in various electronic forms. While the bulk of our studies are performed on high-tech buildings such as labs, Research and Development facilities or clean rooms, we can also evaluate office environments, stadiums, very large enclosed buildings, co-generation plants and hospital containment areas.

CAES can also perform stress, strain, thermal, and vibration studies using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to calculate and visualize results in a vivid 3-dimensional form. Many types of structures may be evaluated for their capability to withstand fatigue stress, thermal cycling, large deflections or vibrations.