Inhomogenous Layer Calculator (Tool)
The Inhomogenous Layer Calculator can be used to compute the features of a thermally equivalent homogenous layer. Possible applications include brick masonry and wooden walls.
On opening the Inhomogenous Layer Calculator first the Solver is called in case the Thermal Coupling Coefficients have not been calculated yet. As soon as that has been done, the width, thickness and (in 3D models) height of the largest element of the model are automatically inserted in the form. If due to the modelling this element does not have the measures relevant for the computation, the user can also insert these values manually. With manual input, the report does not contain annotations to the graphic as otherwise they might not fit to the model.
After clicking the button "Calculate" the report can be generated by clicking the button "Report".
The following inputs are relevant:
The following material attributes are calculated and displayed:
Furthermore, the following thermal parameters are computed and displayed:
Once the report has been created, it can be included in a comprehensive report using the Report Builder.