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Thermal simulation software outputs: a conceptual data model of information presentation for building design decision making

Bleil De Souza, Clarice and Tucker, Simon 2015. Thermal simulation software outputs: a conceptual data model of information presentation for building design decision making. Journal of Building Performance Simulation 9 (3) , pp. 227-254. 10.1080/19401493.2015.1030450

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Abstract

Building simulation outputs are inherently complex and numerous. Extracting meaningful information from them requires knowledge which mainly resides only in the hands of experts. Initiatives to address this problem tend either to provide very constrained output data interfaces or leave it to the user to customize data organisation and query. This work proposes a conceptual data model from which meaningful dynamic thermal simulation information for building design decision making may be constructed and presented to the user. It describes how the model was generated and can become operational, with examples of its applications to practical problems. The paper therefore contains useful information for software developers to help in specifying and designing simulation outputs which better respond to building designers’ needs.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Architecture
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Additional Information: This paper is published under the terms of the CC-BY licence
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1940-1493
Funders: EPSRC
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Date of Acceptance: 13 March 2015
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2020 16:15
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/71925

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