heliodon


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heliodon

an instrument used in astronomy to show the apparent movement of the sun.
See also: Astronomy, Sun
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In the College of Engineering you will find, among other things, a state-of-the-art, AED 5 million earthquake simulator that simulates the effects of strong earthquakes on structures, as well as an integrated artificial sky and heliodon for conducting daylight studies.
The Skydome is the artificial sky and heliodon facility opened in 1999.
Para la seleccion de areas de estudio se realizo previamente un estudio de sombreado (Figura 4) con el modelo simulacion Heliodon, para la observacion directa del soleamiento (maqueta).
Si se busca controlar el efecto de cierto tipo de cerramientos en una forma funcional propuesta, se recurre dentro del proceso de diseno a la comprobacion de las decisiones tecnicas con varios mecanismos: pruebas de Heliodon para el control de la incidencia solar directa, pruebas luminicas de medicion para niveles adecuados en cada uso o funcion, entre otros.
The lab uses two instruments to assess the impact of sky luminance and solar radiation-The Artificial Sky, which allows simulates the average overcast conditions of the Piedmont region, and a Fixed Sun Movable Earth Heliodon, which simulates actual solar penetration.
The passive solar house was initially designed using a heliodon to determine how the sun's rays shines on the house any time, day, and month of the year.
Architects can use the center's Heliodon laboratory to determine how natural light and shadow from windows, skylights, and doors impact tlheir building designs.
They comprise an environmental laboratory containing a wind tunnel, artificial sky and heliodon, which is the most advanced of its kind in the UK and provides a unique facility for simulating wind and sun effects and is used for environmental scale modelling.
The Pacific Energy Center in San Francisco offers building designers access to its heliodon for just such purposes.
The author has developed a new kind of heliodon, called the Sun Emulator, which is especially useful for both the initial teaching of solar geometry and for the actual design of buildings and communities that are in harmony with the sun.
Prof Lechner, who himself is an inventor of different types of heliodons (a sun emulator tool), also explained the principles for achieving solar access and shading all year round with the help of his equipment.