As introduced in a paper in Building Simulation '93, the training of users; of simulation based thermal performance assessment tools is central to the efficacy of such tools within professional practice.
IBPSA 1995- Madison, USA
International Building Simulation Conference Madison, USA, 1995.
Contains 93 papers.
The implementation of a computational fluid dynamics algorithm within the ESP-r system | 1995 | English
This paper describes the implementation of a computational fluid dynamic algorithm within the ESP-r building energy modelling system.
Three computer programs have been developed for use in assessing solar heat gain through windows in buildings. SUNSPEC calculates the direct beam and diffuse sky solar spectral and broadband irradiances incident on an arbitrarily oriented plane, f
Visualize-ITTM is a visual data analysis tool kit. RLW Analytics has developed a number of specific data visualization tools for the study of the total load and end-use data produced by the DOE 2.1 building simulation package.
In this paper a new procedure of determining the thermal resistance and the thermal capacity of multilayer walls is described. Its feature is the simulation of the thermal behaviour of the wall with subsequent parameter identification.
Previous work has shown that for saturated air/water vapour mixtures, water vapour transfer in cavities can cause very large increases in net energy transfer due to its effect on natural convection.
Simultaneous modelling of heat and moisture transfer and air-conditioning system in buildings | 1995 | English
A simplified building heat and moisture transfer model has been developed and integrated with relevant air-conditioning system component models for simultaneous simulation of heat and moisture transfer at the building envelope, the indoor air-zone
This paper introduces a new approach towards the assessment of thermal building performance. As a specific aspect of overall building performance, thermal comfort performance is examined in detail. Two issues have been addressed.
This paper gives an overview and examples of varíous approaches to system simulation in buildings. Advantages and disadvantages of the different methods with respect to problems commonly encountered in building performance evaluation are described
The application, validation and further development of radiance : some UK activities | 1995 | English
RADIANCE has emerged as one of the most powerful programs for modelling the luminous environment within and around buildings.
Simulation of radiation induced melting and solidification in the bulk of a translucent building façade | 1995 | English
A translucent external wall system for solar space heating and daylighting is briefly presented.
Transfering computer based energy analysis tools to practice : the why´s and what´s of simplification | 1995 | English
The primary purpose of this paper is to discuss the needs and expectations concerning simulation analysis and evaluation tools from the viewpoint of the design process.
Synchronous generation of homologous representations in an active, multi-aspect design environment | 1995 | English
We introduce SEMPER, a computational tool for active and multi-dornain design and evaluation support. We demonstrate SEMPER's unique synthesis of three fundamental system requirements: 1) a methodologically consistent performance modeling approach
This paper discusses a model for integrating a rigorous thermal simulation with computational reasoning. This model is used to build an intelligent computer-aided system that assists designers throughout the design process.
The paper presents the results of the simulation of the energy performance of underground buildings variously insulated, in two different climates.
A collaborative building design environment has been proposed to integrate, together both the heterogeneous applications and the dispersed project particípants. Based on the functional requirements identified, the conventional building product mod
PowerDOE, a new, PC-based building energy performance simulation tool, combines the full capabilities of DOE-2.IE with an easy-to-use, flexible WindowsTM graphical user interfáce (GUI).
The heat balance loads calculator : a windows-based program for calculating heating and cooling loads for buildings | 1995 | English
The Heat Balance Loads Calculator (HBLC) is a powerful software tool for calculating heating and cooling loads for buildings. It allows the user to access complex heat-balance algorithms using a Windows interface.
Software description for ener-win: a visual interface model for hourly energy simulation in buildings | 1995 | English
Using the Visual Basic development tool kit, the authors have developed a highly interactive graphical interfáce to an hourly energy simulation model for estimating annual energy consumption in buildings. The software, named ENER-WIN, features an
The volume of annual, monthly, and hourly simulation output developed by building simulation packages such as DOE-2.1 presents the building modeler with significant challenges.