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Proceedings of eSim 2002: 2nd Conference of IBPSA-Canada

     

THE ROLE OF HYGROTHERMAL MODELING IN PRACTICAL BUILDING DESIGN: CASE STUDIES

John Straube, Chris Schumacher

Abstract: Several detailed hygrothermal building enclosure simulation tools are now widely available to the practitioner. This paper will demonstrate the challenges and benefits of using three such tools-THERM, HEAT2D and WUFI-for the design of several different enclosure systems. The case studies include a several wall design choices for a high-rise apartment building. Results from these case studies will be presented and their role in the decision-making process discussed. The paper will deal with issues such as material property and weather data sources, selecting interior temperature and moisture conditions, and the role of 2-D and 3-D effects on results of lower dimension. Recommendations for successful and useful hygrothermal modelling will be made.
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esim2002_3b-6