Modelling Ground Contact Constructions

As buildings become progressively more efficient, foundation heat loss represents a larger portion of the total building load and plays a greater role in issues such as plant size, energy use, and summer overheating.

Apache lets us co-simulate with an engine called Kiva TM, which performs a ground coupling heat transfer simulation that has been verified by ASHRAE 140: 2017 to replace steady state methods, where permitted for local compliance

This free course covers the following topics:

  • Why is ground-coupling modeling important?

  • Existing methods:
    • EN-ISO 13370
    • ASHRAE F-factor & C-factor
    • Absolute Profile Input
    • Scripted Profile
  • New method: KIVATM
    • Introduction
    • VE Integration
    • Impacts on models

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IES Training
IES Training

Our On-Demand Learning courses have been designed by our IES Training experts, who have been training users of our software across the world for over 20 years.

Course Curriculum

  Ground Coupling in IESVE
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