Design support simulations for the Prague Zoo 'Indonesian Jungle Pavilion'

M. Bartak, F. Drkal, J.L.M. Hensen, M. Lain

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Abstract

This paper describes the modelling and simulation work that was carried out to support the design team of the new "Indonesian Jungle" pavilion in Prague Zoo. This pavilion is basically a very large transparent (acrylic) dome maintaining a warm and humid jungle-like indoor environment. Problematic issues include very high solar gains in summer, very high heat losses in winter, and potential condensation against the roof at various times throughout the year. After elaborating the above, the various modelling problems associated with this building are discussed. These include problematic parameter estimation for moisture production and infiltration, and the issue of how to calibrate the generated model. The simulations and results are outlined, and the transformation of these into design information is discussed. The paper finishes by indicating directions for future work in order to be better equipped for addressing design problems such as the one described in this paper.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings 7th International IBPSA Conference Building Simulation, Rio de Janeiro, August 2001
Pages841-845
Volume2
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Event7th International IBPSA Building Simulation Conference (BS 2001), August 13-15, 2001, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 13 Aug 200115 Aug 2001

Conference

Conference7th International IBPSA Building Simulation Conference (BS 2001), August 13-15, 2001, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Abbreviated titleBS 2001
CountryBrazil
CityRio de Janeiro
Period13/08/0115/08/01

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