International Building Simulation Conference 1997, Prague, Czech Republic.

Contains 117 papers.

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Buoyancy driven flows have always been, and still are, difficult to model using CFD programs. Much validation work is required along with guidelines for the CFD practitioner about how to model such flows.
Malcolm J. Cook, Kevin J. Lomas
A directory of building energy software tools is now available on the web. The directory contains information on more than 100 tools ranging from research software to commercial products with thousands of users.
Drury B. Crawley
The simulated cooling plant equips an office building whose maximum cooling demand is about 5 MW.
Jean-Pascal Bourdouxhe, Philippe André
The purpose of this paper is to present a new method to energy analysis. The method consist three different phases: in the first phase the target values of energy consumption are determined.
Risto Kosonen & Jari Shemeikka
This is the first of two papers that describe the development of simulation methods for optimally controlled central plant equipment which have been implemented in the IBLAST (Integrated Building Loads Analysis and System Thermodynamics) building
Russell D. Taylor and Curtis O. Pedersen
A series of linked spreadsheets has been developed for the analysis and modeling of thermal and daylighting effects on the flow of energy in buildings.
David Lord
HOT2000™, a residential energy analysis program, is constantly under evolution. New models are added to the program and its user base is ever expanding.
Debra Haltrecht, Kathleen Fraser
Thermal storage tanks are widely used in Japan mainly to shift electrical energy usage to night time for the purpose of peak demand reduction. However, the operation of the system has not often been accepted with satisfaction in a real field.
Harunori Yoshida & Tatsuo Inooka
The control strategy of the thermal storage HVAC system gives a large effect to the storage efficiency which dominates the tank volume to a great extent. Authors introduce how the temperature distribution of the tank varies and gives a considerabl
Nobuo Nakahara, Mingjie Zheng and Yoshihiko Nishitani
This paper describes a recent extension to the ESPr system concerned with the simulation of facade and roof-integrated photovoltaic modules.
Clarke J A, Johnstone C, Kelly N and Strachan P A
The paper deals with the CFD (computational fluid dynamics) application to the comfort optimization of some complex architectural projects in which the physical interaction effects between the building and its environment affect strongly the build
Blazej Ochocinski
The XCEED™ software tool allows engineers to create textual, mathematical and graphical descriptions of compressed air systems including, but not limited to, compressors, filters, dryers, storage vessels, cooling equipment, piping and utilization
Keith L. Curtner, Patrick J. O’Neill, Don Winter, Paul Bursch
Within the framework of full-scale experimental validation of the global building energy simulation software programme CLIM2000, an experimentation has been carried out in a 100 m² real house from Oct 95 to May 96.
Gilles Guyon, Nadia Rahni
An extensive experimental program on single sided natural ventilation was  carried  out  within the frame of PASCOOL EC research project.
Mat Santamouris, Elena Dascalaki
The need for a decrease in the energy consumption of buildings implies an adequate understanding of control strategies. This requires an intensive use of simulation tools for the design and test of controllers of HVAC equipment.
A. Husaunndee, R. Lahrech, H. Vaezi-Nejad, J.C. Visier
The methods for evaluating the thermal performance of each insulation detail alternative with the multidimensional heat transfer simulation are presented to determine the optimal insulation details of the thermal bridges adjacent to hot water pipe
Seung Yeong Song & Kwang Woo Kim
The effectiveness of simple shading devices in reducing the direct, diffuse and ground reflected components of solar radiation has been measured and compared to simulation predictions of the same. The simulation results were found to be very sensi
D.K.Alexander, K.A.Ku Hassan, P.J.Jones
This paper explores a simulation-assisted building control strategy.
Ardeshir Mahdavi
Modelling and simulation play a number of roles in engineering design studies. For Gaz de France, these studies must satisfy exacting criteria of quality and rapidity.
Alexandre Jeandel, Fabrice Boudaud
This paper investigates the implications of the selection of various sky luminance distribution models for the computational prediction of daylight distribution in architectural spaces.
K.P. Lam, A. Mahdavi, V. Pal