International Building Simulation Conference 1999, Kyoto, Japan.

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THERM  2.0  is  a  state-of-the-art  software  program, available without cost,  that uses the finite-element method to model steady-state, two-dimensional heat- transfer problems.
Charlie Huizenga, Dariush Arasteh, Elizabeth Finlayson, Robin Mitchell, Brent Griffith, Dragan Curcija
We present in this paper the essential aspects of the S2 system. This is the  internet realization of SEMPER: An active, multi-domain, space-based, object oriented design environment for integrated building performance modeling.
Ardeshir Mahdavi, Mustafa Emre Ilal, Paul Mathew, Robert Ries, Georg Suter, Rohini Brahme
In recent years there have been a number of research and development initiatives directed at integrated energy generation systems which can meet the energy requirements of a building substantially or even completely on-site.
Paul Mathew, Volker Hartkopf, Ardeshir Mahdavi
The  successful  application of  moisture  simulation models to building envelopes requires accurate values of material transport properties. Unfortunately, although the presently-available database is reasonably voluminous, much of the informatio
Graham H Galbraith, R Craig McLean, Jiansong Guo, David Kelly, Chee-Kong Lee
Nowadays   architects   commonly   use   the   ‘coupled space concept’. Examples are mezzanines, half-open office spaces and exhibition rooms.
Marinus van der Voorden, Lau Nijs, Gerrit Vermeir and Gert Jansens
Located in an extreme arid natural environment, the city of Mexicali has confronted maximum temperatures of 54C during summertime.
Delia Chan, Ramona Romero, Gonzalo Bojorquez and Anibal Luna
Recent developments in photovoltaic components, small-scale combined heat and power systems and ducted wind turbines have opened up the possibility for an embedded generation approach to building design.
Kelly N J, Clarke J A
Building dynamic simulation has been available to building design engineers for some time.
K.H. Beattie and I.C. Ward
A coarse-grid zonal model of room air convection is formulated and written with the SPARK object- oriented simulation environment.
E. Wurtz, M. Musy, J.M. Nataf
Construction    and    operation    of    buildings    is internationally a major cause of resource depletion and environmental pollution.
Robert Ries, Ardeshir Mahdavi
This  paper  referrer  to  the  existence  of  the variety modes and the 'chaos' in building ventilation system, and provides some instances of such varieties and the chaos in forced ceiling chamber smoke exhaust system in building fire. The numer
Katsumichi Nitta
In this report, recently developed computer program named TB3D/FDM(Thermal Bridge Computa- tion by 2- or 3-Dimensional Finite Difference Method) is introduced.
Hideyo Nimiya, Hiroshi Akasaka, Satoshi Obara and Kiyoshi Itami
This paper is focused on the evaluation of simulation system using the experiment result and the con- figuration of peri-counter which is the part of counter unit setting at bottom of window side with heat panel to avoid the influence of cold draf
Yuji Hukushima, Yasuo Utsumi, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Yoshimi Ishikawa, Mitsuo Suzuki and Tatsuya Yamashita
This paper presents the Umidus program which has been developed to model coupled heat and moisture transfer within porous media, in order to analyze higrothemal performance of building  elements when subjected to any kind of climate conditions. Bo
Nathan Mendes, Ian Ridley, Roberto Lamberts, Paulo C. Philippi and Karlos Budag
The  traditional  methods  for  the  evaluation  of  the thermal performance of buildings are appropriate to winter conditions and are often used in standards that regulate energy consumption.
Maria Akutsu and Fúlvio Vittorino
The paper outlines a two-year research program where Radiance was used in the conversion of Empress Place, a national monument in Singapore, into an Asian Civilisation Museum.
Edward Ng, Khee-Poh Lam, Wei Wu, Takehiko Nagakura
In calculating the heat flows around the floor plenum of underfloor air distribution system, the convective heat transfer coefficient is an influential factor, but it is not clearly known which value should be taken.
Hisashi Fujita and Sadao Tomiie
Solar energy and wind energy are one of renewable energies, and they are inexhaustible energy source which are available anywhere.
Masafumi Terawaki and Isamu Suzuki
The numerical model for the analysis of the combined convective-conductive heat transfer in the building components has been developed.
Zbynek Svoboda
If an insulated and airtight house is cooled by passive ventilation using buoyant convection, the indoor air temperature can be kept lower than the outdoor air temperature, but there is a tendency for the indoor humidity to remain at a high level.
Shigeki Nishizawa, Masamichi Enai and Takeo Yuasa