International Building Simulation Conference Madison, USA, 1995.

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During the recent years a lot of models describing air flows in buildings have been designed by Researchers. These models, which are based more or less on simplified approaches coming from fluid dynamics, share a high complexity level because of c
Depecker D., Virgone J., Rusaouën G.
Learning how to model and simulate dynamical systems such as a building does not have to be restricted to specialists who have learned the physics, applied mathematics, and engineering necessary for the task.
Fuchs Hans U., Simon Martin
Simulation of dynamic moisture transport processes in building structures under varying conditions re- the solution of the partial differential equations of coupled moisture and heat transport. Our research focuses on the moisture transport equati
Tumbuan E. H., Augenbroe G. L. M.
Thermal bridge (cold bridge) assessment is becoming more important for two reasons: firstly, as legislation and energy awareness lead to increased insulation levels, so losses due to cold bridging form an increasing fraction of building heat losse
Strachan P., Nakhi A., Sanders C.
The fundamentals of a probabilistic approximation in thermal buildings analysis is here briefly presented.
Lefebvre Gilles, Palomo Elena
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.
Hand J. W., Hensen, J. L. M.
This paper describes the implementation of a computational fluid dynamic algorithm within the ESP-r building energy modelling system.
Clarke J. A., Dempster W. M., Negrão C.
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
Mccluney Ross
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.
McCray James A., Bailey Patrick L., Parker Jedd L.
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.
Gutschker Olaf, Rogab Harald, Donath Andreas
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.
Close D. J., Suehrcke H., Masatto A.
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
Chow W. K., Yik Francis W. H., Underwood C. P.
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.
Wit M. S. de
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
Hensen Jan
RADIANCE has emerged as one of the most powerful programs for modelling the luminous environment within and around buildings.
Mardaljevic John, lomas Kevin J.
A translucent external wall system for solar space heating and daylighting is briefly presented.
Manz Heinrich, Egolf Peter W.
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.
Aho Ilari
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
Mahdavi Ardeshir, Mathew Paul
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.
Malkawi Ali M.
The paper presents the results of the simulation of the energy performance of underground buildings variously insulated, in two different climates.
Forowicz Teresa