J.A. Clarke, D. F. Mac Randal
Bibliographic info:
Building Simulation, Australia, 1993, p. 307-315

The Energy Kernel System is an advanced machine environment intended to foster the collaborative development of the next generation of performance assessment programs. Firstly, the overall system architecture and the role of the underlying object oriented database is described and some of the underlying technology issues briefly mentioned. Then the principal classes, the methodology used to identify them and their construction and organisation is addressed. Finally the internal mode of operation of the EKS and the steps required to define a program of specified functionality are detailed. The theory representation used within the EKS and the object oriented encapsulation of this approach is also elaborated