AWDABPT

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Provides dynamic temperature simulation of 1- to 15- room buildings, shelters, and cabinets over the course of 20 days. Useful for accommodation of heat dissipating equipment. Cooling or power plant failure and later restoration can be simulated. Includes indicative external bush/forest fire mode. Screen Shots

Keywords

building temperature simulation, thermal performance

Validation/Testing

The Help document includes graphs that show estimated versus measured temperatures. It is freely available for download via the Website.

Expertise Required

Understanding of building thermal characteristics, conductivity, U-value, heat capacity, latent heat.

Users

Old DOS version - several. Current version - one, in Australia.

Audience

Building designers requiring estimates of room temperatures within accommodation for people and/or heat-dissipating equipment. Teachers requiring a tool providing visual output.

Input

Listed on http://www.awdabpt.com.au/awdabptinfo.php. The user enters data via 'windows' forms and text boxes, check boxes, etc.

Output

Graphical and tabular, both on-screen and printable. Output data file (.csv) is viewable in most spreadsheets for further manipulation. Individual tables can be exported to most spreadsheets.

Computer Platform

Windows XP / Vista

Programming Language

Visual Basic

Strengths

Handles thermal mass and passive and active cooling or heating systems. Dynamic calculation of heat transfer characteristics without generalizations.

Weaknesses

Is a dynamic temperature simulation tool rather than an energy simulation tool.

Contact

Company:

AWDABPT

Address:

Australia

Telephone:

+61 3 9419 4438

E-mail:

allan@awdabpt.com.au

Website:

http://www.awdabpt.com.au

Availability

For trial use and purchase via Website.