International Building Simulation Conference 2001, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Contains 153 papers

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Sisley  is  an  open  software  that  uses  the  volume element method to model two-dimensional heat transfer problems under transient and steady-state conditions.
F. Déqué, J. Noel, J.J. Roux
Just in time for the 25th anniversary a new version of the international well-known simulation tool TRNSYS is released: TRNSYS 15.
M. Hiller, S. Holst, A.Knirsch, M. Schuler
Natural  ventilation  represents  an  important  design strategy for school buildings in warm humid regions. It is an efficient way to improve students’ thermal comfort and productivity by natural means.
Leonardo Bittencourt and Luciana Peixoto
This paper deals with the development and the testing of a simulation algorithm for the temperature behaviour and the flow characteristics of double façades.
Jörn von Grabe, Rüdiger Lorenz, Ben Croxford
This paper reports on an ongoing research project aiming at prediction of the sound insulation proper- ties of a specific type of facade panel by means of computational tools and experiments.
Marinus van der Voorden, Lau Nijs and Hanneke Spoorenberg
In a larger research program on ‘cost versus value evaluations in the early design stages of technical buildings’, a study and software implementation has been made to simulate HVAC expertise using an Integrated Early Design Environment.
H. Schevers, F.P. Tolman
Formal  independent  testing  has  been  an  integral component in the development of EnergyPlus, a new building energy simulation program. Testing to date has included analytical, comparative, sensitivity, range, and empirical tests.
Michael J. Witte, Robert H. Henninger, Jason Glazer, Drury B. Crawley
Despite  discussions  of  the  universal  workstation, there is increasing workplace dynamics in organizations. These dynamics include space configuration changes, changes in occupant density, and increasing equipment density.
R. Ries, A. Mahdavi, V. Loftness, G. Steffy, A. Nahikian
The simultaneous optimization of building’s fabric construction, the size of heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system, and the HVAC system supervisory control strategy, would auto- matically account for the thermal coupling between
Jonathan Wright and Raziyeh Farmani
We present the practical application of two models SustArc (Capeluto and Shaviv 1997, 1999) and FLUENT 5.0.2 (1999) to the design of a new business district in Tel Aviv incorporating solar and wind rights.
E. Shaviv, A. Yezioro, Isaac G. Capeluto
Two  prototype  office  buildings  with  low  internal gains were simulated using DOE2 software  to evaluate its energy consumption in different urban microclimates.
Joyce Carlo and Roberto Lamberts
The    application    of    model-based    performance assessment at the whole building level is explored.
Philip Haves, Tim Salsbury, David Claridge, Mingsheng Liu
For users and developers of energy simulation software tools, knowledge of which inputs have a signif- icant impact on the simulation results is very impor- tant, as this will dictate which areas of the building justify additional development and 
Julia Purdy and Ian Beausoleil-Morrison
This  paper  describes  a  new  approach  of  using simulation directly in construction industry in Czech Republic.
Terezie Dunovská and Jan Hensen
This    paper    summarizes    the    recently concluded PhD study by the first author. The study addressed uncertainties in building performance evaluations and their potential impact on design decisions.
Sten de Wit, Godfried Augenbroe
This work deals with the use of the thermal simulation COMFIE tool, in the research project developed at Londrina State University / PR.
Miriam J. Barbosa, Juliano Sakamoto, Andrea Zeballos Adachi, Jorge D. de Melo Moura
The design of buildings is a multi-criterion optimization problem, there always being a trade- off to be made between capital expenditure, operating cost, and occupant thermal comfort.
Jonathan Wright and Heather Loosemore
This paper describes novel high-performance visualization techniques for reviewing time dependent data common to building simulation.
Daniel C.Glaser, M. Susan Ubbelohde
This work is a multidisciplinary approach of natural ventilation in hot and humid climates. Our aim is the control of thermal comfort in tropical towns. We evaluate the natural ventilation potential of different shapes of the dense housing.
Frédéric Bonneaud, Marjorie Musy and Patrick Depecker
Computer models used to predict building heating and cooling energy and occupant thermal comfort at present rely on climate data collected at a remote meteorological station.
Terry J. Williamson1 and Evyatar Erel

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