This paper describes a design tool created with the purpose of designing highly insulated window frames. The design tool is based on a parametric model of the frame geometry, where various parameters describing the frame can be easily changed by the user. Based on this input, geometry of the frame is generated by the program and is used by the finite element simulator to calculate the thermal performance of the frame (the U value). After the initial design is evaluated, the user can quickly modify chosen parameters and generate a new design. This process can then be repeated in multiple iterations in order to approach an optimal solution. The program was also used to conduct an optimization process of the frame geometry. A large number of various window frame designs were created and evaluated, based on their insulation properties. The paper presents the investigation process and some of the best solutions obtained in this study.
|Titel||PLEA 2012 Lima Peru - Opportunities, Limits & Needs : Towards an environmentally responsible architecture|
|Udgivelses sted||Lima, Peru|
|Forlag||The International Conference on Sustainable Architecture + Urban Design|
|Status||Udgivet - 2012|
|Begivenhed||PLEA 2012 Lima Peru - Opportunities, Limits & Needs: Towards an environmentally responsible architecture - Lima, Peru|
Varighed: 7 nov. 2012 → 9 nov. 2012
Konferencens nummer: 28
|Konference||PLEA 2012 Lima Peru - Opportunities, Limits & Needs|
|Periode||07/11/2012 → 09/11/2012|
Bibliografisk notePublished on a usb
- Window Frame
- Finite Elemennt Method
- Design Tool
Zajas, J. J., & Heiselberg, P. (2012). Simple Design Tool for Development of Well Insulated Window Frames and Optimization of the Frame Geometry. I PLEA 2012 Lima Peru - Opportunities, Limits & Needs: Towards an environmentally responsible architecture The International Conference on Sustainable Architecture + Urban Design.