Reference Guides


Wind Directions and Terrain Considerations (AI)

When submitting a new AI Scenario, you will be required to choose the Wind Directions for your analysis as well as the Terrain Types found in the areas adjacent to your project site. Choosing Wind Directions In general, choose a minimum of 6 (8 is recommended) wind directions. This helps ensure that the Pedestrian Wind…

Company Administration Page Explained

This Guide explains how to view and/or manage your subscriptions, user permissions, and share groups through the Company Administration page. Getting Started On your Projects home page, navigate to the top right corner of the screen and click “Company Administration”. Subscriptions and Usage Management Orbital Stack manages usage via a credit (or token) system.  There…

Add New Scenario

This page explains how to create and submit scenarios for both AI and CFD simulations. Orbital Stack supports two types of simulations: AI and Rapid-CFD. If you are unsure whether to run an AI or CFD simulation type, please take a look at Choosing Your Simulation Approach – AI vs CFD. To run an AI…

Add New Project

This page will walk you through how to Submit a New Project to the Orbital Stack Portal.

Activity Types

The Activity that a person is expected to be doing in a given space has an important impact on how comfortable they will feel under different conditions.  The more vigorous the Activity, the more heat their bodies will generate which in turn will impact their perception of thermal comfort.  In order to complete the analysis,…

Wind Rose Explained

Wind Roses are helpful tools which display wind speed and direction at a specified season and location, but may be a bit difficult to interpret. What is it measuring? The Wind Rose displays three types of information:  Wind direction (where wind is blowing from, not towards) is displayed in a compass configuration. The shade of…

Choosing Your Simulation Approach – AI vs CFD

AI Engine This option provides a quick evaluation of wind conditions based on an AI-based wind estimator.  The results are high level, based on user selected parameters, local area weather data and subject to the quality of modeling. Results are rapid and return almost immediately after submission. This product is offered in one of the…

How To Choose Your Simulation Parameters – Full

Thermal Comfort When thinking about thermal comfort, you want to consider the intended use of the space(s). How are occupants going to use the space? Will they be walking? Will they be dining? Will they be playing a sport? Select the Activity that best describes your intended usage. How are occupants dressed when they are…

Color Legends Explained

This guide explains each Color Legend in the Orbital Stack Viewer.

Glossary

Definitions of common terms used in Orbital Stack.