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Energy conscious design in architecture : optimising the receipt of solar radiation by building surfaces with the aid of enhanced computer simulation

Haghparast, Farzin 2006. Energy conscious design in architecture : optimising the receipt of solar radiation by building surfaces with the aid of enhanced computer simulation. PhD Thesis, Cardiff University.

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Abstract

With the increasing complexity of building design and performance evaluation, computational tools must be reconsidered to facilitate better solar design and application. The aim of this research is to demonstrate how reverse computation can play a significant role in building design. This approach has been used to explore a family of building design problems which deal with solar radiation falling on surfaces in obstructed situations and different locations. It was found that using the selected design tool (Ecotect), optimum solutions could be established for this family of problems based on reverse computation, starting with the performance requirements and leading to either a full range of tested solutions or simple optimum. The findings of this research are a first step in generating the form of buildings from climatic data and environmental performance constraints.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Architecture
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
ISBN: 9781303173912
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2016 23:11
URI: http://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/54254

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