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.
IBPSA 1993 - Adelaide, Australia
International Building Simulation Conference Australia, 1993.
Contains 72 abstracts.
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.
Thermal simulation programs for buildings have been available for many years.
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.
A major case study of a high rise, city-centre of ce building in continental Europe was undertaken in a true commercial environment.
The simulation of daylighting performance requires some knowledge about prevailing sky conditions, especially luminance.
The RADIANCE lighting simulation system was used to evaluate the daylighting inside four major buildings being constructed and refitted in New Zealand.
Recent improvements in SPARK: strong component decomposition, multivalued objects, and graphical interface | 1993 | English
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.
The use of hypercard as a medium for communicating information to design professionals | 1993 | English
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.
New object oriented simulation environments offer dramatically improved possibilities for simulation of coupled systems.
Stochastic modelling and genetic algorithm-based optimal control of air conditioning | 1993 | English
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.
The most effective way of establishing confidence in the ability of a simulation tool to model a particular component or system is to compare the predictions with measured data.
The impact of variations in building parameters and operating conditions on commercial building energy use and load shapes | 1993 | English
Assessments of the applicability of equipment or the benefits of conservation measures within a buildingsector are frequent done using energy simulations of prototypical buildings with average physical and operational characteristics.
LightCAD and lightPAD two new programs for improving the design and application if lighting in buildings | 1993 | English
The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has recently released two new programs, LightCAD and LightPAD, to enhance the design and application of lighting in commercial buildings.
Simulation-based performance evaluation as a design decision support strategy: experiences with the "intelligent workplace" | 1993 | English
This paper presents the application of geometric modeling and various performance simulation tools in architectural design, highlighting their respective impact on the design decisions made in the process.
Multiple model software for airflow and thermal building simulation: a case study under tropical humid climate in Réunion Island | 1993 | English
The first purpose of our work has been to allow-as far as heat transfer modes, airflow calculation and meteorological data reconstitution are concerned-the integration of diverse interchangeable physical models in a single software tool for profes
The determination of vapour and liquid transport coefficients as input to combined heat and mass transfer models | 1993 | English
The prediction of the effects of moisture in buildings is now a well established part of the building design process.
As a result of the progression of computing power and the increasing demandsfor detailed thermal performance assessment users are shifting from simplified design tools to comprehensive, dynamic thermal appraisal tools which are able to handle the
This study (*) has been developped in real site on gymnasium situated in the center of FRANCE which was experimented during two years. This building is equipped with two interconnected energy saving systems.
Thermal design tools in Australia a comparative study of TEMPER, CHEETAH, ARCHIPAK and QUICK | 1993 | English
After a brief review of the development of thermal design tools world-wide, those available in Australia are considered and four are selected for validation.