International Building Simulation Conference 2007, Beijing, China.

Contains 288 papers.

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Fires in buildings account for 60% of fires in Taiwan. Since establishment of the National Fire Agency in  1995, many fire codes have been promulgated resulting in a gradual decline in the number of casualties of fire.
ChungHwei Su, MingHong Su, WenHsing Lin, JunHao Liu
This paper presents a set of solutions to enable  differential time scales for dynamic boundary conditions within whole-building energy simulation, specifically occupant behavioral adaptations in response to short-term changes in solar and dayligh
Denis Bourgeois, Christoph F. Reinhart
The following paper is focused on hygrothermal behaviour of roofs with ventilated air layers subjected to air leakages in their internal decks (the internal partial construction located below the ventilated air layer).
Zbynek Svoboda
The use of a thermal probe allows a range of in-situ conditions to be taken into account that impact upon the properties of building materials (λ, α) as encountered in reality.
P. de Wilde, R. Griffiths, B. Pilkington and S. Goodhew
The simulation of building efficiency and cost is a crucial driver to contemporary building design today. This paper presents the development of a software tool to simulate the lifecycle costs of building construction and maintenance.
Changfeng Fu, Joe Tah, Ghassan Aouad
Dynamic facility state models could effectively support simulation-based building systems control.
A. Mahdavi, O. Icoglu, S. Camara
In this paper several kinds of window shading are introduced and compared.
Shanshan Fang and Youming Chen
Failures can lead to a series of problems in the complex heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems in buildings. Fault detection and diagnosis (FDD) is an important technology to solve these problems.
Lili Lan and Youming Chen
It is difficult to model those complicated objects around buildings, which will obviously affect the flow patterns and temperatures of the outdoor environment. In this paper new method is concluded to solve this kind of modeling problems.
Jie Ma, Xiaofeng Li and Borong Lin
In some emergencies, such as fire or accidental release of chemical/biological agents in buildings, it is very useful to simulate the flow on real time or even faster than real time so that proper measures can be taken to minimize casualties.
Wangda Zuo and Qingyan (Yan) Chen
In order to make sustainable single houses, it is very important to control the outdoor thermal environment. Therefore, various relaxation methods for the outdoor thermal environment are often planned, e.g.
JaeOck Yoon, Chun-Ming Hsieh, Hong Chen, Ryozo Ooka, Shinsuke Kato, Ryoichi Ishizaki, Kiyoshi Miisho, Ryuichi Kudoh
Air age is an important parameter to assess indoor air quality in ventilated rooms.
Rongying Li, Xianting Li
With the rapid development of computers and CFD, pedestrian level wind study using CFD has become important in engineering design in recent years.
Wei Zhong Xiang and Hua Sheng Wang
Scientific studies have linked particulate matter with a series of significant health problems. In ventilation systems, indoor particle concentration and dust load on air duct surfaces are two concerns for human health.
Bin Yan, Bin Zhao
A new concept, the spatial flow influence factor (SFIF), put forward by us in our previous paper, provides a new insight into the airflow structure.
Xinke Wang, Yinping Zhang, Wei Deng, Xiaofeng Li
Here a generalized 3-D radiation simulation system is developed with Monte-Carlo and Gebhart method. There are two kinds of basic units in the system, which are surface unit for opaque objects and body unit for transparent objects respectively.
Borong Lin, Xiaofeng Li and Yingxin Zhu
The three-dimensional wind environment in Lanqiying community of Beijing city, which is complicated due to the dense distribution of the highrise buildings, is investigated by computational fluid dynamics method.
Chen Jianguo, Liu Yi, Yang Rui, Shen Shifei
Energy savings by integrating the daylighting availability in the electric lighting management contributes to the realization of ‘Green Building’. This paper provides a simulation and calculation of office building in North China with RADIANCE sof
Hongbing Chen, Deying Li, Zongyi Shao and K.T. Chan
Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is a promising method to study the urban built environment. However, the pecularities of the urban wind environment are difficult to simulate with a CFD package.
Jianqiang Li and Ian C. Ward
This paper highlights the difficulty of using energy simulations to answer general questions in typical  building design scenarios.
Yi Chun Huang, Chaoqin Zhai, Khee Poh Lam