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Abstract

The task of selecting reliable computer programs to simulate the performance of passive solar buildings has been assigned by the CEC to a specialized sub-group, the Modelling Sub-Group. This group has selected a detailed program for large computers, which has been commissioned and run by each participant. It has also given a reference for the analysis of a set of simple models, i.e. for mini/micro computers, pocket calculators and manual methods. These simulation techniques have been analyzed by answering an original questionnaire, making test runs of the models with building and climatic data, and comparing the results obtained with the large program. The best manual method has been included in the Passive Solar Handbook prepared by the Passive Solar Working Group. The MSG has also established a comparative table of all the selected simplified models, in order to make the designer able to do a first selection among them, in accordance with the hardware he has at his disposal, the budget he allocates to the purchase of the method and the passive solar devices he intends to model. The MSG has analyzed the chosen large program and given some recommendations for future improvements of it in the framework of the next CEC four-year research programme.

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Authors: CASH J, UNIVERSITY OF LIEGE (BELGIUM);DUPAGNE A, UNIVERSITY OF LIEGE (BELGIUM);KUPKE C, UNIVERSITY OF LIEGE (BELGIUM);LEBENS R, UNIVERSITY OF LIEGE (BELGIUM);LITTLER J, UNIVERSITY OF LIEGE (BELGIUM);LUND H, UNIVERSITY OF LIEGE (BELGIUM);PERNOT C, UNIVERSITY OF LIEGE (BELGIUM);RAOUST M, UNIVERSITY OF LIEGE (BELGIUM);RUBINI F UNIVERSITY OF LIEGE (BELGIUM), UNIVERSITY OF LIEGE (BELGIUM)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 9464 EN (1985) MF, 165 P., BFR 300, BLOW-UP COPY BFR 825, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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Record Number: 1989123056200 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en
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