Hybrid simulation for daylighting of complex fenestration systems for building envelopes

Kemal Celik, Alex R. Mead, Khalid Mosalam

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This paper reports the status of new hybrid simulation for daylight analysis method under development. The method combines both full-scale physical measurements and computational techniques, providing analysis results of complex fenestration system (CFS) with increased realism while keeping costs in check and, for the first time, the repeatability of excitation conditions at full-scale. The simulation method divides the physics of daylighting into the two primary components: direct and diffuse light. Preliminary results of the diffuse component of the system and the current state of the heliodon is presented in the paper for a novel CFS known as translucent concrete panels for energy-efficient building envelopes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)127-132
Number of pages6
JournalASHRAE and IBPSA-USA Building Simulation Conference
StatePublished - 2018
Event2018 ASHRAE/IBPSA-USA Building Simulation Conference: Building Performance Modeling, SimBuild 2018 - Chicago, United States
Duration: Sep 26 2018Sep 28 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Modeling and Simulation


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