International Building Simulation Conference, Nice, France, 1991.

Contains 85 abstracts.

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Increasing design standards within the building industry mean that some form of pre-construction testing of the building envelope is required.
John F. Kendrick
Zonal models are a promising way to predict air movement in a room with respect to comfort conditions and gradient of temperature because they require extremely low computer time and may be therefore rather easily included in multizone air movemen
C. Inard, D. Buty
A simplified procedure is described, to model daylighting, cooling, and heating impacts of vertical glazing in commercial buildings. Both annual and peak impacts are calculated, as well as cooling-equipment -sizing impacts.
Robert A. Rundquist
The current generation of building simulation software is based upon separate building, mechanical system, and equipment simulations.
Russell D. Taylor, Curtis O. Pedersen, Ara Setrakian
Over the past seven years, Ross & Baruzzini, Inc., (R&B) has been working on a project to determine the relationship of the air conditioning load caused by building lighting with time.
Gene P. David
Me Energy Kernel System (EKS) is an energy simulation environment that facilitates the creation, validation and maintenance of simulation programs using the object-oriented programming (OOP) paradigm.
D. Tang
Over the past decade many models have been developped to analyse thermal behaviour of buildings, but thermal comfort of occupants, which should never be forgotten, is seldom treated.
F. Thellier, A. Cordier, M.Galeou, F. Monchoux
Hot-2000 is a computer model which assists builders, engineers, and architects in the design and simulation of residential buildings for thermal effectiveness, passive solar heating, and the operation and performance of heating and cooling systems
Brian Bradley, Mark Riley
Evacuation is a vitally important component of emergency management. Effective evacuation planning and evacuation management can be the difference between safety and tragedy in an emergency situation.
Gearoid M. Lane, Paul J. Nolan, Joseph M. Fregan
In order to define a global control strategy leading to a more rational use of energy, the CSTB, in collaboration with Gaz de France (GAR), has carried out a large study on gasflred heating plants, taking into account three types of heating and ve
Ricardo Carvalho Cabus, E. Hutter, P. Picard
Mathematical models are presented that account for the mass transport processes associated with isothermal reversible sorption in building materials.
James Axley
The transient simulation program TRNSYS was originally developed to aid in the study of solar energy systems. It was first made public in 1975 when Version 6.0 wag released.
R. E. Urban, W.A. Beckman, J.W. Mitchell
In recent years, there has been much discussion about the need for improvement in the quality of building design software. One area of design software improvement which has received much attention is that of information integration.
Paul F. Monaghan, Jim Flynn, Martin Commins
The comparisson between measurements and simulations is a very important stage in the methodology for empirical whole model validation of building energy simulation programs developed within the PASSYS project.
E. Palomo, J. Marco, H. Handsen
This paper summarizes the approach, method, and some results of an ongoing systematic study in simulation and evaluation of daylight factor distribution in rooms.
Ardeshir Mahdavi, Liana Berberidou Kallivoka
This paper describes a computer simulation program being developed at the Hong Kong Polytechnic for dynamic modelling of heat and moisture transport in buildings.
F. W. H. Yik
The Customer Systems Division at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) is developing materials to enhance the adoption of advanced electric technologies. Among in these materials are a number of software programs.
Karl F. Johnson, Ronald D. Wendland, Ingrid Rohmund
The Energy Simulation Research Unit of the University of Strathclyde has recently undertaken a major effort to support the application of building performance assessment tools within architectural and engineering practices, universities and resear
Jon W. Hand
This paper describes two simulation software packages which permit building designers to understand how buildings will perform: the ESP building energy simulation system and the ARIA Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) air distribution simulation s
Ara Setrakian, Don Mclean
The development of an interface, which links two building simulation tools to a test version of a product model is discussed.
Godfried Augenbroe, Pauline Wilschut, Wouter Rombouts