Products / Services / Activities

Type of member

  • R&D actor

General presentation

Founded in 2002 and based in Gosselies, Cenaero is an applied research centre whose mission is to provide companies involved in technological development and innovation processes with high-fidelity simulation methodologies and tools enabling them to design and create high-performance products. Cenaero's Energy & Buildings team is actively involved in the analysis of

-Energy and comfort assessment within building, including night-free cooling, adiabatic cooling, solar stratification,overheating and shading active control characterization
-Pollutant dispersion and destruction in urban area and industrial sites
-Fire case and smoke simulations to assess the norm respect
-HVAC system optimization and integration assessment within building
-Wind effect on comfort within urban area
-Wind effect on the mechanical design of bridges, towers and special equipped roofs and facades
-Wind energy, including dimensioning tools, blade design, wind resource assessment, structural design and manufacturing of metallic and composite elements
-Concept exploration and multi-objective optimization, based on an in-house optimization tool
-Energy recycling on industrial lines

Cenaero offers both SMEs and large companies simulations based on specialized tools that are developed internally and externally. It also has a powerful calculation infrastructure comprising more than 3,000 processors. Cenaero is involved in numerous collaborative research projects, and is coordinating a ERDF project named SIMBA (2009-2013) focusing on the technology transfer of advanced simulation to the building industry.

Domains of specialization

  • C - Studies & design


Rue des Frères Wright 29
6041 GOSSELIES, Belgique
+32 71 91 93 30
+32 71 91 93 31
BE 0477.703.125


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++32 71 91 93 30

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