SHADOWPACK - A COMPUTER-BASED DESIGN AID FOR ASSESSING THE CONSEQUENCES OF OVERSHADOWING FOR AVAILABLE SOLAR ENERGY
The paper describes and illustrates some applications of a 3D computer modelling system, SHADOWPACK, which has been designed to aid solar shading studies. The programs were developed mainly to study the impact of shading on solar gains in buildings and the siting of solar components, but they can also be applied to microclimate studies where a knowledge of the effect ? of shading on the available solar energy is required. In order to illustrate the application of the programs to microclimate studies some examples of the distribution of direct solar energy received inside square courtyards are presented.
Bibliographic Reference: SEMINAR MICROCLIMATE AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE OF BUILDINGS, WATFORD (UK), APRIL, 19, 1988, AVAILABILITY: CEC-LUXEMBOURG, DG-XIII-C-3, POB 1907, MENTIONING PAPER EN 34018 ORA
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Record Number: 1989126102600 / Last updated on: 1989-06-01
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