November 11, 2020
Simulating the Performance of the Unique MicroLouvre™ for Low Energy Building Design
November 11, 2020
This webinar, in collaboration with Smartlouvre Technology Ltd. will explore how we simulated the complex performance of the unique MicroLouvre product for a low energy building design. MicroLouvre is a woven fabric /mesh of paper-thin bronze louvres used to enhance the performance of any glazing or building facade.
MicroLouvre is commonly attached to external windows and acts as a natural ventilation-enabling and solar shading device whilst allowing sufficient daylighting into a space. Experimental data on the airflow, solar, thermal, and structural properties of MicroLouvre was used to simulate the overall performance of this device at the building level. We also show how SimScale was used to evaluate the discharge coefficient, which is a common property needed in building simulation studies.
Smartlouvre are manufacturers of high-quality louvred metal fabrics. They are focused on the construction specification market, working with architects, building consultants, and engineers to improve building performance and energy consumption in controlled temperature environments.
Managing Director at Smartlouvre Technology Ltd
Andrew Cooper started his career in the manufacturing of external sun control products, as the 5th generation of his family business. In 1981 he invented and patented a Gravity Fail Safe Fire and Smoke Curtain and established Coopers Fire Ltd (originally known as Coopers Blinds Ltd). He is now the owner of Smartlouvre Technology Ltd.
Engineering Manager at Smartlouvre Technology Ltd
Carter Gilbert is an experienced designer and engineer of both machines and products. He has extensive knowledge in the solar control industry with an emphasis on modelling advanced solar heat gain mitigation and passive solar control.
Enterprise Account Manager
Experienced in simulation, Naghman has a PhD in building simulation and is Secretary of the CIBSE Building Simulation Group (UK). He is part of the business development team at SimScale.
Experienced in CFD and engineering design, Darren studied Aerospace Engineering at Brunel University and is a part of the application engineering team at SimScale.
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