THERM 2.0: A Building Component Model for Steady-State Two-Dimensional Heat Transfer

THERM 2.0: A Building Component Model for Steady-State Two-Dimensional Heat Transfer

TitleTHERM 2.0: A Building Component Model for Steady-State Two-Dimensional Heat Transfer
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsCharlie Huizenga, Dariush K Arasteh, Elizabeth U Finlayson, Robin Mitchell, Brent T Griffith, Dragan C Curcija
Conference NameBuilding Simulation 99, International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA)
Date Published09/1999
Conference LocationKyoto, Japan
Call NumberLBNL-43991
Abstract

THERM 2.0 is a state-of-the-art software program, available without cost, that uses the finite-element method to model steady-state, two-dimensional heat-transfer problems. It includes a powerful simulation engine combined with a simple, interactive interface and graphic results. Although it was developed primarily to model thermal properties of windows, it is appropriate for other building components such as walls, doors, roofs, and foundations, and is useful for modeling thermal bridges in many other contexts, such as the design of equipment.

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LBNL-43991