International Building Simulation Conference Australia, 1993.

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An overview of the principles used to develop productive interfaces is presented, and afresh approach to the design and use of Simulation Systems is suggested.
Paul Taplin
This paper describes ongoing research toward the development of simplified techniques for the prediction of air movement in large, naturally ventilated spaces containing hot and/or cold surfaces.
Paul Cooper
The conceptual theory and qualitative structure of a model for the evaluation of life safety in building fires is presented The model is based on a hierarchical framework, which is then overlain with an interactive network to represent the inter?r
A. John Hinks
This paper addresses the development of a prototype system for energy building simulation by coupling commercially available CAD systems for architecture to numerical computational methods.
J. M. S. Dionisio
In this paper we present computational experiments on the efficiency of partitioning of domains on the speed of simulation runs with an object-based solver.
Jean-Michael Nataf, Rolf Ebert
The Energy Kernel System is an advanced machine environment intended to foster the collaborative development of the next generation of performance assessment programs.
J.A. Clarke, D. F. Mac Randal
A new method to simulate the daylight performance of fenestration systems and spaces is presented.
K. Papamichael, L. Beltran
From a structural perspective, the question is whether temperature changes during the lifetime of a building are sufficient to affect its integrity.
Malcolm J. S. Hirst
In this paper the availability of weather data in Australasia in terms of both hourly data for energy simulations and synthesized design day data for cooling and heating load estimation is discussed.
M. Trevor Kingston, Murray D. Mason
The heat conduction through the walls changes the heat load and its distribution in a room, and thus affects the air flow pattern in a buoyancy-controlled ventilated room.
Yuguo Li, Sture Holmberg, Laszlo Fuchs
This paper discusses the creation of standard weather data files covering the whole of New Zealand. As part of this process we describe the development of a method for selecting extreme weeks of data.
Mike Donn, Robert Amor
In this paper we elaborate on a general representation for robots in building construction, to simulate the robots' capabilities to operate within different building projects and in cooperation with human labor crews.
Rudi Stouffs, Ramesh Krishnamurti, Stephen R. Lee, Irving J.Oppenheim
A major case study of a high rise, city-centre of ce building in continental Europe was undertaken in a true commercial environment.
Ara Setrakian, S. Stankovic
Thermal simulation programs for buildings have been available for many years.
Robin Drogemuller, Harry Suehrcke
The simulation of daylighting performance requires some knowledge about prevailing sky conditions, especially luminance.
Nancy Ruck, Geoffrey G. Roy, Graeme Reid
The RADIANCE lighting simulation system was used to evaluate the daylighting inside four major buildings being constructed and refitted in New Zealand.
Karl Frost, Mike Donn, Robert Amor
The Simulation Problem Analysis Research Kernel (SPARK) environment for simulation of nonlinear differential algebraic systems has been revised to improve modeling convenience, modeling flexibility, and solution efficiency.
W. F. Buhl, A. E. Erdem, F. C. Winkelmann
If the information generated through building simulations is to reach and influence building and design professionals it is necessary to present it in an accessible format.
Helen Bennetts, Susan Coldicultt
New object oriented simulation environments offer dramatically improved possibilities for simulation of coupled systems.
Per Sahlin, Axel Bring
There has been widespread concern over the high energy consumption and the often less-than-satisfactory environmental control performance of most air conditioning systems relying on conventional control schemes.
H. N. Lam