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Design and Development Centre

Design and Development Centre is located in ZN802 of the Z Block. It provides computing facilities for BSE students. This center is for both teaching and student self studying purpose.
Hardware :
80 x Intel Core i5 Level PC system
A0 Plotter
LaserJet Printer
Ink Jet Printer
Scanner & Mutlimedia Workstation
Besides the PC systems, a PolyU Cloud Storage system and student servers with Cloud Computing Infrastructures is setup for students to store their works and used for assignment submission. All PC systems are connected to the internet and the campus network. Students can use the facilities for their projects and searching information

The Department uses a wide range of software for teaching and research, from entry level business and Design & Development applications to specialist computer modelling and analysis software.
The main items include:
General Application Software
  • AutoCAD 2022 - for drafting and designing of architectural layout and building services systems
  • MS Office 2019 - for word processing spreadsheet and powerpoint presentation
  • MS Project 2019 - for project management
  • MS Publisher 2019 - for preparing material such as newsletters, brochures, flyers.
  • NOD 32 - for PC system virus protection
  • BandiZip - file archive utility.
  • Artweaver - photo editing software
  • XnView - image viewing and processing software
  • Acrobat - for create and viewing PDF files.
  • CDBurnerXP - CD/DVD burning software
Engineering Simulation Software
  • Building Services Library (BSL) - For the AutoCAD environment, offering a comprehensive library of symbols and routines. BSL to link to HevaCAD, allowing design from the concept stage to final working drawings.
  • ASCOS - Analysis of Smoke Control Systems program
  • BECON - An in-house design simulation package, for HVAC system design and evaluation. The package includes OTTV, HKDLC and other sub-routines for evaluation of budding load and performance.
  • FACET - A sophisticated package for the design of a full range of building services systems
  • Electrical Distribution and Transmission Systems Analysis (EDSA) - A set of programs for electrical distribution system design and analysis
  • Energy Plus - For anlaysing building cooling loads for HVAC system design
  • Micro-DOE2 - For analysing energy use in buildings and associated heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems
  • Dialux - For lighting simulation and design software
  • CCSIM - An in-house design simulation package, for cooling coil model
  • BLAST (Building Loads Analysis and System Thermodynamics) - to perform peak load calculations and hourly simulation of buildings, air-handling systems and central plant
  • LIBRA Thermal - A finite element analysis program for solving heat transfer problems
  • NISA Fluid 3D - For analysing a wide range of two and three dimensional flow problems using finite element technique
  • HevaComp - Design software covers a range of building services systems. This package includes HevaCAD and BSL Library-HevaStar
  • FLOVENT - A computational fluid dynamics package for simulating flow field induced by heat sources
  • FLUENT - A CFD code for a wide range of flow modeling applications
  • PHOENICS - A computational fluid dynamics package for simulating flow field induced by heat sources
  • PVSOL - The Photovoltaic dynamic Simulation Programme.
  • TSOL - The Solar Thermal System simulation Programme.
  • RADIANCE - A suite of lighting simulation programs
  • TASEF - A finite element package for simulating the thermal fire resistance of building materials.
  • BMSOnline - A Simulated Living Environment of Air-conditioning and BMS for Practicing Online Controls
  • EcoTech - Energy simulation software
  • FPETool - Fire engineering calculations software
  • SPSS - Statistical analysis software
  • MatLab - Multi-paradigm numerical computing environment.

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