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Fundamentals of Building Performance Simulation

Author/EditorBeausoleil-Morrison, Ian (Carleton Unive (Author)
ISBN: 9780367518066
Pub Date28/08/2020
BindingPaperback
Pages372
Dimensions (mm)234(h) * 156(w)
$126.82
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Fundamentals of Building Performance Simulation pares the theory and practice of a multi-disciplinary field to the essentials for classroom learning and real-world applications. Authored by a veteran educator and researcher, this textbook equips graduate students and emerging and established professionals in engineering and architecture to predict and optimize buildings' energy use. It employs an innovative pedagogical approach, introducing new concepts and skills through previously mastered ones and deepening understanding of familiar themes by means of new material. Covering topics from indoor airflow to the effects of the weather, the book's 19 chapters empower learners to:




Understand the models and assumptions underlying popular BPS tools
Compare models, simulations, and modelling tools and make appropriate selections
Recognize the effects of modelling choices and input data on simulation predictions
And more.


Each subject is introduced without reference to particular modelling tools, while practice problems at the end of each chapter provide hands-on experience with the tools of the reader's choice. Curated reading lists orient beginners in a vast, cross-disciplinary literature, and the critical thinking skills stressed throughout prepare them to make contributions of their own.


Fundamentals of Building Performance Simulation provides a much-needed resource for new and aspiring members of the building science community.

Fundamentals of Building Performance Simulation pares the theory and practice of a multi-disciplinary field to the essentials for classroom learning and real-world applications. Authored by a veteran educator and researcher, this textbook equips graduate students and emerging and established professionals in engineering and architecture to predict and optimize buildings' energy use. It employs an innovative pedagogical approach, introducing new concepts and skills through previously mastered ones and deepening understanding of familiar themes by means of new material. Covering topics from indoor airflow to the effects of the weather, the book's 19 chapters empower learners to:




Understand the models and assumptions underlying popular BPS tools
Compare models, simulations, and modelling tools and make appropriate selections
Recognize the effects of modelling choices and input data on simulation predictions
And more.


Each subject is introduced without reference to particular modelling tools, while practice problems at the end of each chapter provide hands-on experience with the tools of the reader's choice. Curated reading lists orient beginners in a vast, cross-disciplinary literature, and the critical thinking skills stressed throughout prepare them to make contributions of their own.


Fundamentals of Building Performance Simulation provides a much-needed resource for new and aspiring members of the building science community.

Ian Beausoleil-Morrison is a Professor in the Faculty of Engineering and Design at Carleton University where he is the Canada Research Professor in Innovative Energy Systems for Residential Buildings. His research interests include solar housing, seasonal thermal storage, and building performance simulation. Prior to joining Carleton University in 2007, he worked for 16 years at CanmetENERGY (a Canadian government laboratory) where he led a team of researchers developing building simulation models and tools to support industry and government programs. Professor Beausoleil-Morrison was President of IBPSA from 2010 to 2015, Vice-President from 2006 to 2010, and founded IBPSA-Canada and initiated the eSim conference series in 2001. He also cofounded and is the Co-Editor of IBPSA's Journal of Building Performance Simulation, and is a Fellow of IBPSA.

Part I Prelude 1. Introduction to BPS Part II Building interior 2. Energy and mass transfers within buildings 3. Solar energy absorption by internal surfaces 4. Convective heat transfer at internal surfaces 5. Longwave radiation exchange between internal surfaces 6. Internal heat and moisture sources 7. Internal airflow Part III Exterior environment 8. Energy balances at external surfaces & weather 9. Solar energy absorption by external surfaces 10. Convection heat transfer at external surfaces 11. Longwave radiation exchange at external surfaces 12. Heat transfer to the ground Part IV Building envelope 13. Heat transfer in opaque assemblies 14. Heat transfer in transparent assemblies 15. Air infiltration and natural ventilation Part V HVAC 16. HVAC distribution systems 17. Energy conversion and storage systems Part VI Finale 18. Culminating trial 19. Next steps

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