International Building Simulation Conference 2003, Eindhoven, Netherlands.

Contains 190 papers.

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The aim of the presented work is to refine the ESP-r system by incorporating phase change materials (PCM) modelling. The behaviour of PCMs is modelled using ESP-r’s special materials facility.
Heim D. and Clarke J. A.
Radiant heating and cooling, including building component embedded systems, have become a common heating and/or cooling technology in the recent few years.
Gerhard Zweifel, Matthias Achermann
The rapidly developing Internet broadband network offers new opportunities for deploying a range of energy, environment and health-related services for people in their homes and workplaces.
J A Clarke, S Conner, V Geros, C M Johnstone, S Karatasou, J Kim, M Santamouris and P A Strachan
A study by Reinhart and Herkel showed term predictions of daylight availability in architectural spaces should take the conditions  of all individual time steps into account.
Benjamin Geebelen and Herman Neuckermans
The  non-uniform  behavior  of  the  air  inside  a room, which is important in comfort analysis, can be evaluated by zonal models.
L. Mora, K.C. Mendonça, E. Wurtz, and C. Inard
The Design Analysis Integration (DAI)-Initiative aims to steer towards new solutions for design analysis integration.
Godfried Augenbroe, Pieter de Wilde, Hyeun Jun Moon, Ali Malkawi, RohiniBrahme and Ruchi Choudhary
In tropical humid climate, thermal environment can be controlled using natural ventilation.
Jachet - Fleurence I. and Woloszyn P.
The international building physics toolbox (IBPT) is a software library specially constructed for HAM system analysis in building physics.
Peter Weitzmann, Angela Sasic Kalagasidis, Toke Rammer Nielsen, Ruut Peuhkuri and Carl-Eric Hagentoft
Air  infiltration  through  revolving doors may have significant impact on the heating load of commercial and institutional spaces, and may create discomfort to people. This paper modifies a 40-year old model by Schutrum et al.
Hanneke van Schijndel, Radu Zmeureanu, Ted Stathopoulos
The present paper addresses and fosters the factors that  affect airflow movement and energy efficiencies in the surgical operating theatres.
Ramiz Kameel, Essam E. Khalil
The  software  Sim_Zonal  is  a  tool  for  evaluating indoor temperature and air flow distributions for residential and office buildings.
Etienne Wurtz, Francis Deque, Laurent Mora
The aim of the European SSHORT (Sustainable Social Housing Refurbishment Technologies) project is to increase and promote rational and efficient use of energy in the retrofitting of social housing buildings.
N.Chatagnon, C. Dalibart, S. Karjalainen, K. Klobut, I. Koronaki, P. Puccetti
Whole building simulation may play a key role in the optimization and assessment of the market potential of new building components.
Vítor Leal, Eduardo Maldonado, Evyatar Erell and Yair Etzion
It is necessary for fire safety that in case of a flash-over situation, the windows in the outer skin would break very fast and before the windows in the inner façade would break, so that the model of Law is valid in which case the NEN 6068  could
Erik den Tonkelaar
This paper presents "Scythe and Sew", a software environment for analyzing lighting simulation data. It provides a spreadsheet like infrastructure for manipulating high-dimensional simulation results.
Osbert Feng, Quy Nguyen, Daniel Glaser, John Canny, Ellen Yi-Luen Do
We consider a strictly three-dimensional modeling technique as a basis for numerical simulations. Applications range from
Christoph van Treeck, Richard Romberg, Ernst Rank
Computational  Fluid  Dynamics  (CFD)  software  is increasingly being used to predict the effects of wind on buildings and on the people in and around them.
Garry Palmer, Bernardo Vazquez, Graham Knapp, Nigel Wright
Occupant responsive optimal control is developed for so called smart façade systems.
Cheol-Soo Park, Godfried Augenbroe, Nader Sadegh, Mate Thitisawat, Tahar Messadi
Skylights   can   offer   useful   benefits  in  reducing building energy consumption and improving building occupants satisfaction.
A. Laouadi, A. Galasiu, M. Atif, A. Haqqani
The evaluation of shading devices is generally carried out using a sequence of shadow pattern images showing the progression of solar penetration for particular times of the day or year.
J. Mardaljevic