THERM 2.0: A Building Component Model for Steady-State Two-Dimensional Heat Transfer

Publication Type

Conference Paper

Date Published

09/1999

LBNL Report Number

LBNL-43991

Abstract

THERM 2.0 is a state-of-the-art software program, available without cost, that uses the finite-element method to model steady-state, two-dimensional heat-transfer problems. It includes a powerful simulation engine combined with a simple, interactive interface and graphic results. Although it was developed primarily to model thermal properties of windows, it is appropriate for other building components such as walls, doors, roofs, and foundations, and is useful for modeling thermal bridges in many other contexts, such as the design of equipment.

Conference Name

Building Simulation 99, International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA)

Year of Publication

1999

Conference Location

Kyoto, Japan

Call Number

LBNL-43991