Ventsim in Research
Ventsim continues to gain in popularity as a research tool and is now in use for education in over 60 universities worldwide and dozens of research organisations. We regularly assist and provide input at no cost for research projects and organisations, and are always looking at ways to modify Ventsim™ to increase its usefulness as a research and education tool.
Ventsim™ LITE continues to be offered to student and educational institutions at no cost, while the more powerful commercial versions of Ventsim™ are offered at heavily discounted costs to universities and not-for-profit government/research organisations.
A recent inclusion in Ventsim™ is a feature called Static Scripting. This allows a model to be changed with a script of modifications in potentially thousands of different ways.
By linking to the script, or to external data files, these modifications can be run from within Ventsim™, or via a command line interface to output multiple results for each modification. Researchers are planning to use this tool to assist with scheduling and optimisation of mine plans and designs.