International Building Simulation Conference Australia, 1993.

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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
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.
P. Strachan
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.
Yu Joe Huang, James W. Hanford, Mike Piraino
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.
Karl F. Johnson, G. Kimball Hart, John Weidt
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.
Ardeshir Mahdavi, Khee Poh Lam, Volker Hartkopf, Vivian Loftness
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
J. Brau, H. Boyer, J. C. Gatina
The prediction of the effects of moisture in buildings is now a well established part of the building design process.
Graham Galbraith, R. Craig Mclean
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
J.L.M. Hensen, J.A. Clarke, P. Strachan, Jon W. Hand
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.
A. Trombe, L. Serres, A. Mavroulakis
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.
Q. T. Ahmad, S. V. Szokolay