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Proceedings of BauSim Conference 2014: 5th Conference of IBPSA-Germany and Austria


Window simulation methods required for manual window ventilated buildings

J. M. Marais, C. Teichmann

Abstract: Current techniques for the modelling of humanwindow interaction do not incorporate as many driving factors as they should. We propose a modularized technique which links several overlapping established comfort (and non-comfort) criteria that influence window operation, whilst reiterating the oft overlooked requirements of “greenbuilding” certification schemes to model minute-by-minute human-window interaction using multi-nodal bulk airflow simulations. We demonstrate a simplified application of our proposed technique and explain how this unverified technique brought to light invaluable insights on an actual project. For completeness, we document a technique for setting building air tightness ratings for a multi-nodal bulk airflow simulation.
Pages: 91 - 98