Quality Control in Daylight Simulation

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    Masters, Ben
    Donn, Michael
    2001 Conference Papers


This research has investigated developing a form of quality control from which to calibrate
computer based daylight simulations. This method of quality control calibrates simulations by
comparing the behaviour of each simulation to standard design changes. When each design
change is made to a simulation it can be considered a ‘test’. If a simulation performs
favourably to a ‘test’ the simulation user can have more confidence that the simulation is
indeed representative of reality. The method used to develop tests involved measuring the
behaviour of daylight in a simple test cell both in reality and with the test cell modelled on a
validated computer simulation program. An investigation was then carried out to look at how
generic the set of tests were.


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