The use of Matlab, a tool for mathematical programming, is actually increasing in a large number of fields.
IBPSA 2005 - Montreal, Canada
International Building Simulation Conference 2005, Montreal, Canada.
Contains 180 papers.
On solution characteristics of coupling of multizone and CFD programs in building air distribution simulation | 2005 | English
Multizone network models employ several assumptions, such as uniform pressure and quiescent air inside the zone, which may cause inaccurate results in flow calculations.
Building effectiveness communication ratios for improved building life cycle management | 2005 | English
Many existing building energy performance assessment frameworks, quantifying and categorising buildings post occupancy, offer limited feedback on design decisions.
Comparison of candidate materials for seasonal storage of solar heat through dynamic simulation of building and renewable energy system | 2005 | English
In a survey recently conducted by ECN and the University of Utrecht in The Netherlands [Visscher, Oonk et al, 2004]), several potential thermo chemical materials (TCM's) for seasonal storage of solar heat were determined.
Development of archetypes of building characteristc slibraries for simplified energy use evaluation of houses | 2005 | English
For a quick and reliable energy evaluation of houses, one needs simple energy analysis software.
Past research of predictive optimal control of active and passive building thermal storage inventory has confirmed the importance of accuracy in the employed building model.
Daylighting Simulation is a complex task, involving many parameters, but an important step to design buildings, especially when the main purpose is more comfort and energy conservation.
It is well recognised that validation of dynamic building simulation programs is a long-term complex task.
Assessing the total energy impact of occupant behavioural response to manual and automated lighting systems | 2005 | English
Behavioural models derived from on-going field studies can provide the basis for predicting personal action taken to adjust lighting levels or remedy direct glare in response to physical conditions. SHOCC, a sub-hourly occupancy-based control mode
Previous simulations predict the possibility of reducing cooling demands in office buildings in hot arid areas if a selective double skin facade is used. The reductions on cooling loads in rooms range between 19%-40% depending on the glazing therm
Development of a modular toolbox in simulink for dynamic simulations of VOC-concentration in indoor air | 2005 | English
Presence of volatile organic compounds in indoor air affects human health.
Calculation of the heating and cooling load of buildings using a sky radiance distribution model | 2005 | English
We present a model for calculating the sky radiation values considering the sky radiance distribution for a simulated building.
Computer simulation of evaporative cooling of buildings by water spray vaporization | 2005 | English
This paper presents the performance of a computer simulation code for modelling the evaporative cooling of buidings by water spray vaporization, bring together the scales of the droplet, spray and building.
This paper describes a case study to estimate the time and effort needed by novice designers to computationally evaluate the performance of building designs.
Application of it and international standards to evaluate building envelope performance | 2005 | English
Improving thermal performance of building envelopes reduces energy consumption of residential buildings.
CFD simulation of interflat air flow for the study of the spread of aerosol transmitted infectious diseases | 2005 | English
In the world-wide scale outbreak of SARS in 2003, cluster of cases occurred in large building blocks, especially in Hong Kong.
Application of EESLISM for the energy and environmental control system design in the example building is described.
The paper deals with two construction details and discusses the opportunities and limits of their computer aided building simulation. Both details occur in the area of building renovation and modernization.
Building simulation to predict the performances of natural night ventilation: uncertainty and sensitivity analysis | 2005 | English
Natural night ventilation is an energy efficient way to improve thermal summer comfort. Coupled thermal and ventilation simulation tools predict the performances.
This paper describes the results of a computational study on the feasibility of cooling houses in the Netherlands with a system consisting of a heat exchanger in the soil, a heat pump, and a low temperature heating system.