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.
IBPSA 2001 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
International Building Simulation Conference 2001, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Contains 153 papers
Modeling the link between built environment and urban climate: towards simplified indicators of the city environment | 2001 | English
The important variation of the urban morphology has direct effects on the disparity of the outdoor climates, as well as indoor climates.
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.
SIMULA_3D : a multi_zone unsteady thermal simulation tool based on a 3D modelling of the building | 2001 | English
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
Knowledge management for comfortableness and the energy saving of building management | 2001 | English
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
The application of a passive cooling system to animal housing was evaluated.
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.
This paper describes the development and validation of a simulation model for Advanced Integrated Mechanical Systems (AIMS) destined for residential applications.
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.
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.
Integration of building simulation into the design process of an architecture practice | 2001 | English
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.
A methodology for the optimal operation of a HVAC system with a thermal storage water tank has been proposed by one of the authors1).
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
In the last seven years, a method has been developed to analyse building energy performance using simulation, in Brazil.
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.
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.
Energy demand of different glazing materials and light control systems for office spaces are analyzed in this paper.
On the natural displacement ventilation flow through a full scale enclosure, driven by a source of buoyancy at floor level | 2001 | English
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
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
Measurement and numerical simulation by means of SIMEDIF of a light construction building located in the Argentinean Noethwest | 2001 | English
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.