Modelling Methods for Energy in Buildings / Edition 1

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Overview

Climate change mitigation and sustainable practices are now at the top of political and technical agendas. Environmental system modelling provides a way of appraising options and this book will make a significant contribution to the uptake of such systems. It provides knowledge of the principles involved in modelling systems, builds confidence amongst designers and offers a broad perspective of the potential of these new technologies.

The aim of the book is to provide an understanding of the concepts and principles behind predictive modelling methods; review progress in the development of the modelling software available; and explore modelling in building design through international case studies based on real design problems.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780632059362
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/22/2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 306
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Meet the Author

Chris Underwood is Reader in Building Services Engineering at the University of Northumbria and Francis Yik is Professor of Building Engineering at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Both have extensive experience of the development and application of modeling to energy and fluid flow problems in buildings and have published widely on subjects ranging from ‘smart’ control of building systems to wind flow around high-rise buildings.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Heat transfer in building elements 1
Ch. 2 Modelling heat transfer in building envelopes 47
Ch. 3 Mass transfer, air movement and ventilation 93
Ch. 4 Steady-state plant modelling 129
Ch. 5 Modelling control systems 182
Ch. 6 Modeling in practice I 222
Ch. 7 Modeling in practice II 265
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