Sunday 19 June 2011

Anniversary Release of the version 6.100 – “The Best AnTherm Ever”

Today we celebrate the anniversary release #100 of AnTherm.

It has been long run since 1984 when I’ve met Dr. Walter Heindl, one of the then fathers of the concept of thermal conductances – the concept being the foundation to many today’s ISO standards and fundamental to simulation software I’ve developed on top of it. It was also very tough decision during 2003 to start the project AnTherm – the “hymn” or monument to Walter and those who designed today’s building physics.

Today we are at AnTherm release #100 of which development has been strongly driven by great number of professionals actually using it. Thanks to all subscribers for showing their long term trust to the project.

Enjoy Understanding Thermal Bridges!

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Friday 3 June 2011

Enthusiasm for AnTherm; I loved it!

Being enthusiastic for AnTherm does it all. Recently I've received further proof of the goal reached:

"Thank you so much for the AnTherm ... we've really enjoyed experimenting with it. Our practice was able to yield space correlation coefficients, ... color visualization and isotherm results...
It worked! I just had to hit the "apply" button on the boundary conditions, and all the beautiful color images appeared. So, I printed out the price list for my boss... he's enthusiastic as well.
I've been advocating a purchase enthusiastically... I loved it. I've been keeping a list of projects that come along that could benefit from it...
Thanks again for all your help and your great product!"

Thank You too.

The concept of harmonic thermal conductances

The concept of harmonic thermal conductances is very well suited for modelling dynamic thermal behaviour under periodic boundary conditions. A method for implementing such a model in simulation software is proposed and compared to simplified methods currently employed in international norms and standards. The practicality and efficiency of the harmonic approach is demonstrated using an appropriate simulation software package (“AnTherm”), which allows the three-dimensional, time-dependant visualisation of simulation results. In conclusion, arguments for specific future developments are presented, including the potential for model translation into 4D-enabled virtual environments.

The paper "Practical implementation of a harmonic conductance model
in thermal simulation software" has been presented lately during the 9th Nordic Symposium on Building Physics held in Tampere (Finland) from 29th May till 2nd June 2011.
Read more at the AnTherm's website...