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

Contains 153 papers

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The energy efficiency of switchable (variable transmittance) windows having a control system based on occupancy, temperature and impinging solar radiation is evaluated.
J. Karlsson
The    eXtensible Markup Language (XML)  has recently become  the W3C  Standard      for commu nicating   data   over   the   Internet.
Krishnan Gowri
This paper deals with comparison between the CFD method and the zonal one, and also model experimental validation. The zonal method consists of a dwelling decomposition in several isothermal air zones, in contact with walls. 
Mohammedi Mehdi, Lainault Franck, Frederic Milcent, Jean-Pierre Petit
This paper describes the modelling and simulation work that was carried out to support the design team of the new "Indonesian Jungle" pavilion in Prague Zoo.
Martin Bartak, Frantisek Drkal, Jan Hensen, Milos Lain
In object based models, conversion becomes necessary when there is a mismatch among the representations of same physical quantity at the ports of different objects that need to be connected.
Edward F. , Michael A. Moshier, Ender Erdem
The paper is focused on the application of the simulation in the field of the space heating systems, based on the infrared radiant heaters. In the first part is preview of different sw packages.
Karel Kabele, Zuzana Krtková
The modeling of convective flows with 3D lattice Boltzmann fluid dynamics is presented using a lattice BGK approach for low Mach number flows with variable density combined with a large eddy turbulence model.
C. van Treeck, M. Krafczyk, S. Kühner, E. Rank
This paper describes the energy performance of an underground thermal energy storage system that consists of high efficiency heat pump and Borehole- Heat-Exchangers (BHE).
Hiroshi Ohga and Kenji Mikoda
We present an advanced formulation of zonal models for calculating indoor air temperature and flow distributions in buildings. Our modeling is based on  modularity:
Wurtz Etienne, Musy Marjorie, Sergent Anne
In recent years several daylighting systems were developed. Due to a generally felt lack of daylight because of climatic conditions the development was mainly concentrated in Central Europe, Japan, the United States and Australia.
Michael Laar
This paper presents the results from the experimental and numerical study of a room with mixing ventilation, focused on the local mean age of air (LMA). The measurements were performed using the tracer gas concentration decay method.
M. Bartak, M. Cermak, J.A. Clarke, J. Denev, F. Drkal, M. Lain, I. A. Macdonald, M. Majer, P. Stankov
Despite the potential benefits of improved energy efficiency and enhanced comfort for eventual occupants, most architects and engineers resist using computer simulation methods in the design of new buildings.
Malcolm Lewis, Thomas A. Lunneberg
Computational performance-based building design support faces a conflict. It is important to provide building performance feed back to the designer as early as possible in the design process.
R. Brahme , A. Mahdavi, K.P. Lam , S. Gupta
The application of building simulation for the thermal improvement of buildings in developing countries is limited by the scarcity of hourly climate data and test reference years.
Ernst Müller
There is a need for Dutch design support tools for building services that can be used in early design stages. TNO Building and Construction Research has therefore initiated the research project described here.
Ellie de Groot, Wim Maassen and Wim Plokker
This paper gives an overview about the use of building simulation in Switzerland. It focuses 4 different areas:
Gerhard Zweifel, Matthias Achermann and Markus Duerig
Due to in adequate architectural standards and bad building design, one can frequently find school buildings with very bad performance regarding energy efficiency.
Leonardo Bittencourt and Mariana Melo
A. Suleiman, Y. Le Maoult, J.P. Arcens, A. Trombe
The paper describes the main features of the new simulation environment ColSim [15] and a special application for investigating ventilation strategies in buildings.
Christof Wittwer, Werner Hube, Peter Schossig, Andreas Wagner, Christiane Kettner, Max Mertins, Klaus Rittenhofer
The control industry integrates more and more recent innovations, especially on the  sector  of communication networks (bus), control (fuzzy logic, neural networks…)  and  informatic  (hard-and software) for the development of  Building Management
P. Riederer, H. Vaezi-Nejad, A. Husaunndee, F. Bruyat