This book introduces recent advances in building simulation and outlines its historic development. Two important topics are described: uncertainty in simulation and coupled simulations, which are both closely linked to attempts to improve control and accuracy. This is followed by coverage of wind simulations and predictions, and then by an introduction to current systems and phenomenological modelling.
Written by leading experts in the field both in the US and Europe, Advanced Building Simulation is an excellent graduate-level student textbook as well as a practical guide for architects, engineers and other construction professionals.
Introduction 1. Advancements in Building Simulation Software: An Historical Overview 2. Simulation and Uncertainty: Weather Predictions 3. Building (and) Air Flow Simulation 4. Wind in Building Environment Design 5. New Opportunities for Simulation 6. Notes on Differential, Integral, and Behavioural Representation in Computer-aided Architectural Design 7. Building Simulations in the Internet Age 8. Immersive Simulation 9. Reflection on the Field and Future Direction