International Building Simulation Conference Madison, USA, 1995.

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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
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
Robinson D., Chen Y. Z., Frame I., Mayer T. W.
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).
Buhl W. F., Winkelmann F. C., Hirsch J. J., Ellington, K. L.
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.
Pflaum M. M., Pedersen C. O., Lawrie Linda
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
Degelman Larry O., Soebarto Veronica I.
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.
McCray James A., Bailey Patrick L., Parker Jedd L., Gillman Richard
Modern, Message-Based operating systems with Graphic User Interfáces have spurred tremendous advances in software development.
Sonderegger Robert C.
There are two main issues to be resolved in order that design tools can be used in cooperative mode, each communicating with the other.
Randal D. F. Mac, Hand J. W., Clarke J. A.
This paper reports on a project carried out at Delft University of Technology, for improvement of daylightíng simulation tools.
Davies Kathryn, Voorden Marinus van der
The objective of this paper is to present an overview of the latest developrnents of the CSTB R&D program Intelligent Simulation Environment (ISE).
Pelletret Roger, Keilholz Werner, Soubra Souheil