International Building Simulation Conference 1997, Prague, Czech Republic.

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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
The U.S. Departments of Energy and Defense (DOE and DOD) are jointly developing EnergyBase, a new building energy simulation tool that builds on the capabilities of BLAST and DOE-2.
D. B. Crawley, F. C. Winkelmann, W. F. Buhl , A. E. Erdem, L. K. Lawrie, C. O. Pedersen, R. J. Liesen, D. E. Fisher, R. K. Strand, R. D. Taylor
Within the framework of the validation methodology of our computer software CLIM2000, we asked 12 users to do the same validation exercise (prediction of energy consumption of a residential house) in order to evaluate the influence of the model us
Gilles Guyon
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
This is the second of two papers that describe the development of simulation methods for optimally controlled central plant equipment in IBLAST (Integrated Building Loads Analysis and System Thermodynamics).
Russell D. Taylor and Curtis O. Pedersen
The majority of design studies on naturally ventilated that wind power is expected to provide a significant or mechanically ventilated buildings do not take component of the motive force for the ventilation account of the close relationship betwee
Michael J. Holmes & Sara McGowan
This paper describes the methodology used in a simulation process that pretend to compare predicted and measured values.
Helder P. Gonçalves, Marta N. Oliveira & Anita M. Patrício
Stadium Australia is to be the centrepiece of the year 2000 Sydney Olympics. The architects aimed to minimise energy consumption by incorporating passive design measures which would provide ventilation, natural cooling and warming and daylight.
K. J. Lomas, H. Eppel, M. Cook, and J. Mardaljevic
By describing three recent case-studies, this paper aims to elaborate the current state of building energy modelling and simulation in the Czech Republic in general, and at the Czech Technical University (CTU) in Prague in particular.
F. Drkal, T. Dunovská, M. Neuzil, V. Skrlant
The traditionally engineering-oriented approach to thermal building simulations tends to leave such analysis tools out of the reach of general design practitioners, especially during the early stages of building design when many of the most influe
Margit Rudy
This paper is concerned with the optimisation of some design criteria for water based active solar space heating systems intended for residential applications in Cyprus.
I. M. Michaelides, D. R. Wilson
The research we develop consists in evaluating "radiative comfort" during no heating periods in dwelling space and particularly in office buildings. The expression "radiative comfort" is used to characterize the thermal and visual component of the
P. Laforgue, B. Souyri, M. Fontoynont, G. Achard
In this study, the thermal performance of the external envelope of existing residential buildings in Istanbul and energy efficient retrofitting of these buildings are being investigated and modelled by MICRO DOE-2.1E.
Aslihan Tavil, Nil Sahal, Ertan Özkan
Optimization and control of displacement ventilation systems in buildings require accurate modeling of aeraulic and thermal phenomena involved in the establishment or the destruction of thermal stratification in the room.
Dominique Manzoni & Pierre Guitton
Hollow core ventilated slab systems provide an effective means of utilizing the building structure as a thermal store.
M J Ren & J A Wright
SOMBRERO, a PC-program running under the operating system WindowsTM, calculates the proportion of shaded area of an arbitrarily oriented surface surrounded by shading elements as a function of time and location.
J. Schnieders, A. Eicker, F.D. Heidt
A simplified heat transfer calculation method for underground buildings is developed. The method is based on the results from the ITPE method and is suitable for seasonal heat loss calculation.
Sangho Choi & Moncef Krarti
Central to the formulation of a mathematical model to describe moisture transport through porous building materials is the initial choice of the flow driving potentials.
Graham H Galbraith, R Craig McLean, Jiansong Guo
This paper describes a series of tests that were performed to determine whether a neural-network model could outperform a correlation-based model in representing foundation heat losses.
Ian Beausoleil-Morrison, Moncef Krarti