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

Contains 153 papers

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We have developed software applications that design HVAC systems (that is, select, locate, and size components and their interconnections)  given building descriptions, user preferences, and built-in rules.
Charles S. Barnaby, Mikhail Shnitman, and William A. Wright
The  important  variation  of  the  urban  morphology has direct effects on the disparity of the outdoor climates, as well as indoor climates.
Luc Adolphe
Solar radiation induced convection occurs quite often in glazed spaces. In spite of that the impact of solar radiation to airflow inside rooms and buildings is not usually taken into account when airflow patterns are studied.
Pavel Charvat, Michal Jaros, Jaroslav Katolicky and Petr Svorcik
Generally, geometrical data of the building do not constitute an usual detailed input for the thermal simulations, but nevertheless they become necessary as soon as accuracy is needed to take into account incoming solar energy, to measure the radi
Dominique Groleau, Christian Marenne
This paper proposed two simulation methods of the “Cooperation control “. The Cooperation control is defined the optimize connecting control in the HVAC, artificial lighting and day-lighting combined with venetian blind control. The  first  method
Satsuki Yoneda, Takashi Kurio, Minoru Yoshida, Takaharu Kawase, Mutsuo Honma, Tamio Ito
The application of a passive cooling system to animal housing was evaluated.
J.J. Correia da Silva, Ana Maria Silva and Eduardo de Oliveira Fernandes
The potential offered by computer simulation is often not realized: Due to the interaction of system vari- ables, simulation users rarely know how to choose input parameter settings that lead to optimal perfor- mance of a given system.
Michael Wetter
This paper describes the development and validation of a simulation model for Advanced Integrated Mechanical Systems (AIMS) destined for residential applications.
Michel Parent, Jeffrey Blake, Kamel Haddad
This paper discusses the first full version of IDEA-l, a new natural-lighting design tool for the early stages of the architectural design process.
Benjamin Geebelen and Herman Neuckermans
This  paper  describes  a  simplified  computational model to predict indoor air temperature distribution. This model is based on the energy conservation equation combined with a scaling analysis of the momentum equation.
C. O. R. Negrão, A. T. Franco, L. M. Macedo
A key barrier to the acceptance of simulation within building design has been identified as the fact that it is not fully integrated into the design process.
Christoph Morbitzer, Paul Strachan, Jim Webster, Brian Spires, David Cafferty
A methodology for the optimal operation of a HVAC system with a thermal storage water tank has been proposed by one of the authors1).
Harunori Yoshida and HiromasaYamaguti
To provide practitioners with the means to tackle problems related to poor indoor environments, building simulation and computational fluid dynamics can usefully be integrated within a sin- gle computational framework. This paper describes the out
I. Beausoleil-Morrison, J. A. Clarke, J. Denev, I.A. Macdonald, A. Melikov, P. Stankov
In the last seven years, a method has been developed to analyse building energy performance using simulation, in Brazil.
A. Pedrini, R. Lamberts
The present  work  deals with  the  determination  of a mathematical correlation for conductivity in the fully water-saturated state in  terms  of  dry-basis conductivity and porosity.
Nathan Mendes, Celso P. Fernandes, Paulo C. Philippi and Roberto Lamberts
This  paper  describes  the  "Self-aware  Buildings" (SAB) project. This is an effort to advance the state of knowledge and technology in the area of environmentally conscious and user-sensitive integrated building control systems.
Ardeshir Mahdavi, Rohini Brahme, Smita Gupta
Energy demand of different glazing materials and light control systems for office spaces are analyzed in this paper.
Franco Gugliermetti, Luciano Santarpia and Fabio Bisegna
This paper presents experimental data for the temperature stratification established within a full-scale enclosure, for the natural displacement ventilation flow driven by a source of buoyancy at floor level within the space with air as the workin
S. A. Howell and I. Potts
In   this   paper,   we   present   a   new  method   of combining ASHRAE Room Energy Balance Method with 3-d airflow modeling to estimate the thermal comfort conditions of the emerging air- conditioning system that combines radiant cooling and de
J.L Niu, H.G Zuo, J. Burnett
In   this   work,   the   results   obtained   during   the monitoring of a building together with the adjustment curves achieved with the numeric simulation program SIMEDIF are presented.
Alejandro Hernandez, Nahuel Salvo, Marcelo Gea, Graciela Lesino