Computer-based simulation methods offer a powerful and flerible tool for building energy analysis.
IBPSA 1993 - Adelaide, Australia
International Building Simulation Conference Australia, 1993.
Contains 72 abstracts.
Currently, building energy analysis programs employ models of fluorescent lighting systems which are much oversimplified and potentially inaccurate.
The SPARK simulation environment is an object based simulation environment. Its objects are equations or systems of equations. Creating SPARK objects requires from the user to write SPARK syntax and C code.
Building designers are increasing their use of computer software to more effectively take advantage of analytical tools that are useful to the design process.
The layout of air-conditioning systems in building varies dramatically owing to the differences in conceptual design and the relationship between building and plant topologies.
Computer simulations play an important role in programs being conducted by electric utility companies in the United States to reduce customers' demand for electricity.
The limited development potential of current building simulation programs has spurred the design of a new generation of tools: object oriented simulation environments, where the latest in software technology and numerical methods is employed to pr
The "CALIN" project (Computer Aided Learning Integration System) aims at the development of a hybrid computer aided learning (CAL) integrated system for Engineering Education applied to Energy conscious design of buildings.
Development of a simple model to relate heating and cooling energy to building envelope thermal characteristics | 1993 | English
A new energy efficiency code for nonresidential buildings is being developed in Canada.
Software engineering is the structured approach to the development of computer software.
HOTCALC Microcomputer software for analysis of commercial water heating system performance | 1993 | English
The application, design, and sizing of commercial water heating systems has been hampered by the lack of an accessible tool for evaluating long-term performance and operating energy costs.
The design of buildings involve specialists from different disciplines, each performing tasks specific to their purpose, using data that describes the building in a particular way.
There is increasing concern and awareness of the contribution of the built environment to global environmental problems such as the depletion of the ozone layer, large-scale soil erosion and deposition, the generation of greenhouse gases, atmosphe
This paper describes the recent, current and projected uses of building energy simulation software. Limitations of the currently available software are discussed. Suggestions as to the formal of future programs
Field measurements of the thermal performance of five low cost houses in Malaysia were carried out. Thermal simulation tests were performed on two of the houses, a traditional Malay village house, and a modem urban Cluster-Link house.
After a short description of the physical phenomena involved, unified expressions are worked out describing net airflow and net heat flow through large vertical openings between stratified zones.
Computer simulation of multiroom temperature and humidity variation under variable infiltration conditions | 1993 | English
Developed in this study is the computer simulation program which can predict the temperature and humidity variation in multiroom of a residence, especially under variable opening conditions such as doorway open or close according to inhabitants be
The technical systems of buildings have become increasingly complex during the last years. This has led to new challenges both in developing tools for operation, monitoring, fault detection and optimal dynamic control of the systems.
The methodology for validation of Building Energy Simulation Programs developed within the CEC concerted action PASSYS by the Model Validation and Development subgroup was presented at the IBPSA conference "Building Simulation '91" (Jensen and van
A solar wall is a complex part of the building envelope, as it acts as an energy collector, passing solar energy from the exterior surface into the building with a time delay and in the same time reducing thermal losses during periods with no suns