ADELINE

ADELINE logo.

Integrated environment for analyzing daylighting and electric lighting, and passing results on to whole building analysis; provides 3-D CAD modeling of a space; automatically generates Superlite and Radiance input files; calculates interior illuminance levels in complex building spaces; graphically displays analysis results. ADELINE (Advanced Day- and Electric Lighting Integrated New Environment) is used primarily for large commercial building applications.

Keywords

daylighting, lighting, commercial buildings buildings

Validation/Testing

N/A

Expertise Required

Average level of PC computer literacy; understanding of basic lighting concepts.

Users

First distributed in late 1994.

Audience

Architects, lighting designers, researchers, engineers.

Input

Geometry and surface characteristic codes input using 3-D CAD (SCRIBE Modeler); simple geometry can also be entered via dialog boxes; analysis runtime parameters (e.g., geographic location, time of year, sky conditions) entered via graphic user interface dialog boxes.

Output

Various graphic displays of interior illuminance levels, including 3-D renderings; also preformatted text files containing detailed analysis results that can be passed on to dynamic building simulation programs such as tsbi5, SUNCODE, DOE-2 and TRNSYS.

Computer Platform

Version 3 runs on PCs under Windows 95/NT. Version 2.0 for PCs under DOS 3.0 or higher is still available.

Programming Language

Various modules are written in C, FORTRAN, and other languages.

Strengths

3-D CAD input; complex geometry allowed; accurate daylighting and electric lighting calculations; graphic display of analysis results.

Weaknesses

Non-standard (US) CAD; some module integration rough spots; requires hand-off of text files for whole-building analysis.

Contact

Company:

Fraunhofer-Institut f�r Bauphysik

Address:

Germany

E-mail:

Website:

http://www.ibp.fhg.de/wt/adeline/

Availability

Check the web site for pricing.