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
IBPSA 1993 - Adelaide, Australia
International Building Simulation Conference Australia, 1993.
Contains 72 abstracts.
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.
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.
The Energy Kernel System is an advanced machine environment intended to foster the collaborative development of the next generation of performance assessment programs.
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.
Simulation the daylight performance of fenestration systems and spaces of arbitrary complexity: the IDC method | 1993 | English
A new method to simulate the daylight performance of fenestration systems and spaces is presented.
From a structural perspective, the question is whether temperature changes during the lifetime of a building are sufficient to affect its integrity.
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.
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.