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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2017: 15th Conference of IBPSA


A Simplified Vector-based Method for Irradiance Prediction at Urban Scale

Wei Liao, Yeonsook Heo
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Abstract: This paper presents a simplified vector-based method for predicting irradiance in urban context by taking a different approach for sky discretisation, obstruction detection and reflection models. A case study with three urban areas with varying densities is performed to validate the proposed model against the advanced simulation software, RADIANCE.
Pages: 2388 - 2397