Sky high and back again : the evolution of simulation-based design from aerospace to construction
Toth, Bianca, Russell, Allan, Drogemuller, Robin, Frazer, John H., & Salim, Flora (2011) Sky high and back again : the evolution of simulation-based design from aerospace to construction. In Soebarto, V., Bennetts, H., Bannister, P., Thomas, P.C., & Leach, D. (Eds.) Driving Better Design Through Simulation : Proceedings of the 12th Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, IBPSA Australasia and AIRAH, Novotel Sydney, Sydney, NSW, pp. 1229-1236.
Emerging from the challenge to reduce energy consumption in buildings is a need for research and development into the more effective use of simulation as a decision-support tool. Despite significant research, persistent limitations in process and software inhibit the integration of energy simulation in early architectural design. This paper presents a green star case study to highlight the obstacles commonly encountered with current integration strategies. It then examines simulation-based design in the aerospace industry, which has overcome similar limitations. Finally, it proposes a design system based on this contrasting approach, coupling parametric modelling and energy simulation software for rapid and iterative performance assessment of early design options.
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