Thermal Modelling Training
Thermal modelling training is now available as a 4-day course and essential for energy assessors when calculating Standard Assessment Procedures (SAP) and Simplified Building Energy Models (SBEM) reports.
Training will enable thermal performance modellers to create calculations of thermal performance to recognized standards and conventions. Moreover, competent at calculating thermal transmittance values(Ψ Values), temperature factors (f) and elemental U-values.
Upon completion of the Thermal Modelling training and portfolio submission, candidates will be able to demonstrate competence in modelling construction details in commonly occurring and complex thermal bridges located in all types of buildings.
Additionally, modelled details will be verified and compiled within a product performance database, which allows usage when conducting the Part L calculations. Thermal bridge software will directly link the U, ƒ and Ψ value calculations into the DCLG approved FSAP 2009 software, saving time and laborious cross-referencing.
Thermal Modelling training is not currently referenced by a Governmental certified scheme.
Thermal Modelling Training Courses Content
The course is split into four days as follows:
An overview of the Building Regulations, in particular relating to thermal performance, leading onto a detailed analysis of the theory and conventions governing the quantification of linear thermal bridging.
An in-depth study of the core content described in the BR497 Conventions for calculating linear thermal transmittance and temperature factors’, document and Information Paper 1/06. Discussion into the specific aspects of the process outlined in the relevant British Standard technical documents BS EN ISO 10211, 6946 and 13370 to provide a thorough and comprehensive understanding of the subject.
Introduction to the HEAT 2D modelling software used to calculate the fundamental outputs of thermal bridging, linear thermal transmittance values and temperature factors. Simpler examples are used to ‘build up’ experience with the software interface and to develop the skills required in applying the conventions taught during day one.
Details of increasing complexity are constructed within the HEAT 2D package, culminating in the modelling of several realistic building details. Demonstrations and an introduction to the scope of Heat 3D software used for calculating three-dimensional thermal bridges. Examples are offered to familiarise users with the software package.
The basics of three-dimensional modelling obtained in day three are further enhanced through the modelling of penetration and corner details, again resulting in the analysis, understanding, and calculation of day-to-day scenarios.
|Thermal Modelling||4 Days||£1,495|
HEAT is a PC-program for three-dimensional transient and steady-state heat transfer. The program is along with the two-dimensional version HEAT2 validated to conform to the requirements of EN ISO 10211, allowing onward calculation of, psi values (Ψ) for linear thermal bridging.
Easy to learn and use, rapid input due to an integrated pre-processor with automatic mesh generation both steady-state and dynamic analysis can be conducted seamlessly.
Extensive graphical outputs of 2D and 3D of geometrical models including information:
- Material properties
- Numerical mesh
- Boundary conditions
- Temperature field
- Heat flow arrays and isotherms.
Boundary conditions may be a given heat flow, or a temperature with a surface resistance.
Material properties may easily be edited and added, to the Library Several material list are available. The default list contains about 200 common building materials, with an expanded list available with over 1200 materials
Heat is available to purchase via Stroma please enquire on 0845 621 1111