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AWDABPT Underground Enclosures

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Provides the average underground enclosure (room) and entrance tower air temperatures under the given climatic, soil and room thermal load conditions. Cooling / heating plant failure and later restoration can be simulated.

Expertise Required: 

Understanding of building and soil thermal characteristics.

Audience: 

Architects, utility companies, equipment enclosure designers requiring low energy consuming or passive cooling solutions.

Input: 

Data requirements are listed on http://www.awdabpt.com/infoforugs.php. The user enters data via 'windows' forms.

Output: 

Graphical and tabular, both on-screen and printable. Output data file (.csv) is viewable in most spreadsheets for further manipulation. Individual tables can be exported to most spreadsheets.

Strengths: 

Handles thermal mass and passive and active cooling or heating systems. Dynamic calculation of heat transfer characteristics without generalisations. Utilises well founded ground temperature models down to 10 m depth.

Country: 
Australia
Major Capabilities: 
Load Calculations
Platform: 
Windows
Pricing: 
Free To Try
Last Software Update: 
27 February 2015
Last Entry Update: 
01 May 2017
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