A new method to simulate the daylight performance of fenestration systems and spaces is presented.
IBPSA 1993 - Adelaide, Australia
International Building Simulation Conference Australia, 1993.
Contains 72 abstracts.
Simulation the daylight performance of fenestration systems and spaces of arbitrary complexity: the IDC method | 1993 | English
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.
Development of a commercial sector load aggregation and DSM impact assessment methodology | 1993 | English
BC Hydro and their consultant have devised a method for aggregating hourly results from DOE2 computer energy models to simulate sector-wide impacts of commercial deman-side management (DSM) programs.
The paper reports on the NODES project as a spin-off implementation of the EC-funded COMBINE project.
The use of simulation as a tool for assessing building thermal performance is a powerful technique but contains certain difficulties, which limit very much its application and even its dissemination.
Health and safety code compliance checking using an integrated hypertext and knowledge-based expert system | 1993 | English
Several older buildings have been found to violate the building code requirements with respect to health and safety of occupants.
Design and evaluation in the early phases of the design process some problems and a solution | 1993 | English
This contribution contains the description of a design and evaluation system which is formulated for the early phases in the building design process. These phases include the conceptual and the preliminary design steps.