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Hamed Nabizadeh Rafsanjani

Article ID: 189
Views - 346  (Abstract) PDF - 66  (Download)
Abstract: Detailed energy-use information of office buildings’ occupants is necessary to implement proper simulation/intervention techniques. However, acquiring accurate occupant-specific energy consumption in office buildings at low cost is currently a challenging task since existing intrusive load monitoring (ILM) technologies require a large capi...
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Ramin Tabatabaei Mirhosseini, Mohsen Shamsadinei

Article ID: 158
Views - 319  (Abstract) PDF - 52  (Download)
Abstract: Self-compacting concrete (SCC) mix designs exhibit complexities in their mechanical properties due to composite nature of the material and the multi...
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C. Hachem, R. Beckett

Article ID: 218
Views - 342  (Abstract) PDF - 42  (Download)
Abstract: This paper presents a methodology to optimize building envelope energy performance for multi-storey residential buildings using a design performance model approach. Five analysis techniques, applied to a database of parametric simulation results, are proposed to derive information on various building performance features that can support e...
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Chahrazed Mebarki, Essaid Djakab, Sidi Mouhamed Karim El Hassar, Mohamed El-Amine Slimani

Article ID: 271
Views - 346  (Abstract) PDF - 49  (Download)
Abstract: This study aims to show the impact of orientation and glazing type on optimum window size in hot climate using genetic algorithms. In winter the optimization of window size is obtained thanks to thermal gains from...
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Elder Oroski, Beatriz S. Pês, Rafael H. Lopez, Adolfo Bauchspiess

Article ID: 353
Views - 328  (Abstract) PDF - 62  (Download)
Abstract: Heuristic optimization is an appealing method for solving some en- gineering problems, in which gradient information may not be available, or yet, when the problem presents many minima points. Thus, the goal of this paper is to present a new heuristic algorithm based on the Anthropic Prin- ciple, the Anthropic Principle Algorithm (APA). Th...
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