On Risk and Reliability Studies of Climate-Related Building Performance
Book chapter, 2018
The case-based studies of probabilistic modelling of uncertainties coupled to wind speed and temperature difference through the specified building/environment system have been presented (i.e., the distribution models of the air change rate ACH and the dynamic U value characterising thermal performance of dynamic insulation). Sensitivities of the probability model of ACH to the parameters of wind speed and temperature distributions have been estimated for the consecutive values of the air change rate using FORM methodology. Reliability of ACH turned out to be most sensitive to the shape parameter of the wind speed distribution (in two-parameter Weibull model).
The probabilistic risk analysis along with the effective tools for sensitivity analysis can be used to support design decisions and also to develop better models for evaluation of building performance.
dynamic U value
Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering
Areas of Advance
Building Futures (2010-2018)
Other Civil Engineering
Probability Theory and Statistics