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Thermoelectric Materials In Exterior Walls: Experimental Study On Using Smart Facades For Heating And Cooling In High-Performance Buildings, Ajla Aksamija, Zlatan Aksamija, Christopher H. Counihan, Dylan Brown, Meenakshi Upadhyaya Dec 2017

Thermoelectric Materials In Exterior Walls: Experimental Study On Using Smart Facades For Heating And Cooling In High-Performance Buildings, Ajla Aksamija, Zlatan Aksamija, Christopher H. Counihan, Dylan Brown, Meenakshi Upadhyaya

Ajla Aksamija

This article discusses design, prototype development and an experimental study of facade-integrated thermoelectric (TE) materials. TEs are smart materials that have the ability to produce a temperature gradient when electricity is applied, exploiting the Peltier effect, or to generate a voltage when exposed to a temperature gradient, utilizing the Seebeck effect. TEs can be used for heating, cooling, or power generation. In this research, heating and cooling potentials of these novel systems were explored. Initially, two low fidelity prototypes were designed and constructed, where one prototype was used to study integration of TE modules (TEM) as stand-alone elements in the ...


Ontologies And Shape Grammars: Communication Between Knowledge-Based And Generative Systems, Francois Grobler, Ajla Aksamija, Hyunjoo Kim, Ramesh Krishnmurti, Kui Yue, Casey Hickerson Dec 2007

Ontologies And Shape Grammars: Communication Between Knowledge-Based And Generative Systems, Francois Grobler, Ajla Aksamija, Hyunjoo Kim, Ramesh Krishnmurti, Kui Yue, Casey Hickerson

Ajla Aksamija

This paper discusses information flow between knowledge-based models and shape grammars for generation of building designs, explaining the interaction, system and implementation. The benefit for using the interactive system is that the complementary properties of the two schemes are used to strengthen the overall process. Shape grammar contains rules about the geometric organization, while knowledge-based model supports the contextual information.


Information Technology And Architectural Practice: Knowledge Modeling Approach And Bim, Ajla Aksamija, Mir Ali Dec 2007

Information Technology And Architectural Practice: Knowledge Modeling Approach And Bim, Ajla Aksamija, Mir Ali

Ajla Aksamija

This paper presents recent developments in information technologies and their impact on architectural design. It presents a practical technique for knowledge-based information modeling extending the currently prevailing Building Information Modelling (BIM) to include information beyond the building elements, and to foster analysis during the design process. Interactive web-based application for information discovery and design analysis is discussed as a case study. The application integrates several aspects of the early schematic design, and is intended for demonstration of integrated design factors.