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.
IBPSA 1999 - Kyoto, Japan
International Building Simulation Conference 1999, Kyoto, Japan.
Contains 177 papers
THERM 2.0: a building component model for seady-satate two-dimensional heat transfer | 1999 | English
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.
Towards the building as power plant: computacional analysis of building enrgy self-sustenance | 1999 | English
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.
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
The applicability of ray-tracing based simulation tools to predict sound pressure levels and reverberation times in 'coupled spaces' | 1999 | English
Nowadays architects commonly use the ‘coupled space concept’. Examples are mezzanines, half-open office spaces and exhibition rooms.
Thermal evaluation of strategies for an adequate housing in arid zones and their impact on energy saving | 1999 | English
Located in an extreme arid natural environment, the city of Mexicali has confronted maximum temperatures of 54C during summertime.
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.
Building dynamic simulation has been available to building design engineers for some time.
Thermal comfort and pollutant transport prediction in the object oriented environment spark | 1999 | English
A coarse-grid zonal model of room air convection is formulated and written with the SPARK object- oriented simulation environment.
Construction and operation of buildings is internationally a major cause of resource depletion and environmental pollution.
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
Thermal analysis of 3-dimensional heat brigdes included in steel framed houses: method of making models and analysis examples | 1999 | English
In this report, recently developed computer program named TB3D/FDM(Thermal Bridge Computa- tion by 2- or 3-Dimensional Finite Difference Method) is introduced.
The control of the thermal environment of perimeter spaces in buildings to prevent cold drafts | 1999 | English
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
UMIDUS: A PC program for the prediction of heat and moisture transfer in porous buildings elements | 1999 | English
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
The use of simulation software to evaluate the thermal performance of buildings in Brazil | 1999 | English
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.
The application of computer simulation techniques to the design and preservation of a national monument | 1999 | English
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.
Thermal storage with concrete slab of pressurized plenum in underfloor air distribution system | 1999 | English
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.
The simulation of photovoltaic power generation and wind power generation on the hydrid electricity supply system of a building | 1999 | English
Solar energy and wind energy are one of renewable energies, and they are inexhaustible energy source which are available anywhere.
The analysis of the convenctive-conductive heat transfer in the building constructions | 1999 | English
The numerical model for the analysis of the combined convective-conductive heat transfer in the building components has been developed.
Thermal enviroment of the house with a moisture-absorbent typt dehumidifier in summer | 1999 | English
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.