BEAUSOLEIL-MORRISON, I. and HOPFE, C.J., 2016. Teaching building performance simulation: ever done an autopsy? IN: The 3rd Building Simulation and Optimzation 2016 (BSO 2016), Newcastle University, Sept 12-14th.
In previous papers we have presented a continuous learning cycle that includes exposure to theories and the application of tools from the start for effectively
teaching BPS and we have described the course we have developed based upon this cycle. The important role played by the simulation autopsy in this cycle is the focus of the current paper. This is accomplished by examining the teaching methods we use for 2 of our course’s 15 topics: determining the distribution of
solar heat gains to internal building surfaces, and predicting solar irradiance on external building surfaces.