The Five-Phase Method for Simulating Complex Fenestration with Radiance

Publication Type

Report

Date Published

09/2013

Authors

Abstract

The "five-phase method" is an extension of the three-phase method that more closely follows the standard daylight coefficient model for dynamic daylight simulations proposed by Bourgeois et al (2008). More specifically, the five-phase method handles the direct solar component separately from the sky and interreflected solar component to achieve better accuracy of the distribution of direct solar light in a room for complex glazing systems (CFS).

Year of Publication

2013