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Building Simulation

Building Simulation

An International Journal

Editor-in-Chief: Xudong Yang
Editorial Director: Jie Zeng

ISSN: 1996-3599 (print version)
ISSN: 1996-8744 (electronic version)

Journal no. 12273

  • Presents papers covering the modeling and simulation of buildings, including systems, environment and human occupancy
  • Reports on current development and application of modeling tools, and their applications to building science and technology
  • Covers building, environmental and human behavioral sciences from a multidisciplinary, international perspective

Building Simulation: An International Journal publishes original, high quality, peer-reviewed research papers and review articles dealing with modeling and simulation of buildings including their systems. The goal is to promote the field of building science and technology to such a level that modeling will eventually be used in every aspect of building construction as a routine instead of an exception. Of particular interest are papers that reflect recent developments and applications of modeling tools and their impact on advances of building science and technology.

Paper submission is solicited for the following five fixed sections:

A: Building thermal, lighting, and acoustics modeling

B: Building systems and components

C: Indoor/outdoor airflow and air quality

D: Architecture and human behavior

E: Advances in modeling and simulation tools

The above scope will develop as the field of building simulation evolves. Authors are encouraged to contribute papers from different angles of interest, making Building Simulation: An International Journal a dynamic channel and valuable resource for new scientific findings and engineering applications.

Related subjects » Civil Engineering - Mechanical Engineering - Monitoring & Environmental Analysis - Pollution and Remediation

Impact Factor: 0.631 (2013) * 

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    Building Simulation:An International Journal publishes original, high quality, peer-reviewed research papers and review articles dealing with modeling and simulation of buildings including their systems. Paper submission is solicited on:

    • Theoretical and numerical modeling of building physics including heat and mass (moisture, air pollutants) transfer, air movement, architectural lighting and sound/vibration control systems.
    • Simulation of performance of energy supply systems including heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems, renewable energy systems, thermal storage, district heating and cooling, combined heating and power systems.
    • Modeling health, productivity, thermal comfort of humans, fire/smoke and emergency control systems, cold/hot water supply systems, sewage systems. Simulation of building chemistry.
    • Advances in modeling including optimization, product modeling, fault detection and diagnostics, inverse models.
    • Advances in software interoperability, validation and calibration techniques.
    • Simulation tools for sustainable buildings and experiences on teaching building simulation.

    All these topics may be addressed from urban scale to microscopic scale, and for different phases during the building life cycle; from schematic design, to detailed design to construction, commissioning, operation, control and maintenance of new and existing building.

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