Harvey Bryan

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An overview of the state-of-the-art of daylighting research is presented. With this information on hand, a simplified daylighting design methodology is described for calculating illumination at any point within a room under clear sky conditions. The clear sky luminance distribution function used is consistent with the function presently being considered by C. I. E. Technical Committee TC-4. 2. The calculation procedures used separate the light reaching the point being considered into three separate paths, light directly from the sky, light after reflection from external and internal surfaces. Graphs and tables are developed for these three components in order to evolve calculation procedures which are simple to apply rather than lengthy direct computation from first principles. An example problem is presented to demonstrate the appropriateness of this daylighting design methodology to the passive solar design process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIIHR Report (Iowa Institute of Hydraulic Research)
Place of PublicationUniv of Del, Newark
PublisherInt Sol Energy Soc, Inc, Am Sect
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 1800
Externally publishedYes
EventProc of the Natl Passive Sol Conf, 3rd - San Jose, CA, USA
Duration: Jan 11 1979Jan 13 1979


OtherProc of the Natl Passive Sol Conf, 3rd
CitySan Jose, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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