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Greenhouse Design
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Using Computational Fluid Dynamics to provide state-of-the-art professional technical analysis of Greenhouse environmental conditions
 

MRIGlobal uses Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and High-Performance Computing (HPC) to design and analyze greenhouse solutions. Virtual tests efficiently guide industrial, commercial, retail, and research greenhouse design processes. Professional technical analyses facilitate physics-based decisions.

  • Engineering design/optimization of existing or prototype greenhouse systems

  • Compare efficacy of multiple greenhouse designs

  • Complete 3D spatial details of temperature/humidity/airflow for any design

  • Natural ventilation analysis using site-specific airflows

  • Models incorporate solar loading, local meteorological data, crop transpiration effects, and natural convection effects

  • Economical analysis of the impacts of heating/cooling and mechanical ventilation (HVAC) systems.

  • Analysis of economic and performance efficacy of greenhouse accessories (shades, insect screens, and other controls)

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Multiphysics

Greenhouse design problems involve complicated geometries and multiple physical processes such as turbulence, heat and mass transfer, and water droplet evaporationand dispersion.  In these systems, the flows are not amenable to an analytic mathematical solution, and must be investigated via CFD or experimental analysis.

 

Greenhouse Design with Computational Fluid Dynamics Interior Flow MRIGlobal Research Institute 

Computational fluid dynamics is used to predict airflow within the greenhouse. Streamlines and vector plots help visualize mechanical convection patterns.

 

Greenhouse Design with Computational Fluid Dynamics Thermal Temperature Analysis Distribution Logo MRIGlobal Research Institute 

Computational fluid dynamics allows a complete thermal (temperature) analysis at any location within the greenhouse. 

High-resolution computational analysis is used to determine critical ventilation patterns and temperature/humidity distributions during solar loading and mechanical ventilation operations. The relative impacts of heaters, shade curtains, fog systems, insect screens, and other environmental controls are readily investigated in a detailed virtual model.

​Why MRIGlobal?

Industry Experience

MRIGlobal has significant experience managing and performing large and small computational analysis studies for a range of client needs.  No matter the size of the project, a dedicated MRIGlobal engineer will work closely with the client to develop and execute an appropriate analysis.  Please contact us to discuss detailed analysis and interpretation options for your specific projects.


State-of-the-Art Software
and Hardware

MRIGlobal utilizes state-of-the-art
commercial CFD software ANSYS
Fluent to analyze complex airflow
and environmental control problems. 
Large multi-scale and multi-physics
problems are solved using MRIGlobal's
in-house high-performance
computational facilities. 


Reduce Costs and Save Time

Computational analysis helps guide
the design process and identify
problems before they happen. 
These virtual tests help reduce
costs and time by allowing project
managers to make physics
based decisions.

 

​Site-Specific Analysis

Efficacy of natural ventilation depends on atmospheric turbulent wind conditions over each site. MRIGlobal has developed CFD modeling protocols specifically to predict the effects of atmospheric wind conditions on greenhouse natural ventilation. MRIGlobal's analysis uses local meteorology data and is tailored to be site-specific by including the efffects of surrounding landscape, structures, and vegetation to ensure the highest degree of model accuracy.

 

Greenhouse Design with Computational Fluid Dynamics Natural Ventilation Patterns Domain MRIGlobal Research Institute 

MRIGlobal accounts for local surroundings and regional topography when analyzing natural ventilation patterns within the greenhouse.

 

Greenhouse Design with Computational Fluid Dynamics Natural Ventilation Airflow MRIGlobal Research Institute 

CFD is used to predict atmospheric airflow into and through the greenhouse. Complex flow patterns such as local recirculation zones behind buildings can impact natural ventilation flows.

 

Greenhouse Design with Computational Fluid Dynamics Natural Ventilation Humidity Surface Radiation MRIGlobal Research Institute 

Relative humidity concentrations due to plant transpiration or foggers and air temperatures due to surface radiation, heaters, or evaporative cooling are readily investigated and visualized using CFD.

MRIGlobal uses CFD to analyze site-specific natural ventilation patterns due to atmospheric airflows using local meteorological data. The aerodynamic sheltering effects of configurations of buildings and greenbelts outside of the greenhouse lead to complex local flow patterns that can also impact the temperature distributions.


Why MRIGlobal?

Industry Experience

MRIGlobal has significant experience managing and performing large and small computational analysis studies for a range of client needs.  No matter the size of the project, a dedicated MRIGlobal engineer will work closely with the client to develop and execute an appropriate analysis.  Please contact us to discuss detailed analysis and interpretation options for your specific projects.


State-of-the-Art Software
and Hardware

MRIGlobal utilizes state-of-the-art commercial CFD software ANSYS Fluent to analyze complex airflow and environmental control problems. Large multi-scale and multi-physics problems are solved using MRIGlobal's in-house high-performance computational facilities. 


Reduce Costs and Save Time

Computational analysis helps guide the design process and identifyproblems before they happen. These virtual tests help reduce costs and time by allowing project managers to make physics based decisions.


Expert Staff

MRIGlobal has personnel trained and dedicated to employing computational fluid dynamics for
engineering design analysis and fundamental research.  MRIGlobal staff are also available to serve as third-party reviewers for computational analysis studies.



Expert Staff

MRIGlobal has personnel trained
and dedicated to employing
computational fluid dynamics for
engineering design analysis and
fundamental research.  MRIGlobal
staff are also available to serve
as third-party reviewers for
computational analysis studies.



















































                

              

 

               

                 

Get in touch with us!

MRIGlobal Headquarters
425 Volker Boulevard,
Kansas City,
Missouri 64110-2241

General Information: (816) 753-7600  / Locations

How can we help you? Email us!
info@mriglobal.org

For MRIGlobal's Greenhouse Modeling and Analysis capabilities,
please contact:

Kris Schumacher, Ph.D., Principal Engineer
816.326.5042  |   kschumacher@mriglobal.org

John Stanley, Ph.D., Vice President, Corporate Business Development
816.360.5151  |   jstanley@mriglobal.org

               

For MRIGlobal's Greenhouse Modeling and Analysis capabilities,
please contact:

Kris Schumacher, Ph.D., Senior Engineer
816.326.5042  |   kschumacher@mriglobal.org

John Stanley, Ph.D., Vice President, Corporate Business Development
816.360.5151  |   jstanley@mriglobal.org