Title: Accurate simulation of light diffusion effects of patterned glazing by implementation of bidirectional transmittance distribution functions into daylight calculation software
Authors: Vyncke, Martijn
Meulenbergs, Marleen
Audenaert, Jan
Leloup, Frédéric
Issue Date: Sep-2016
Publisher: CIE
Host Document: Proceedings of the 4th CIE Expert Symposium on Colour and Visual Appearance
Conference: CIE Expert Symposium on Colour and Visual Appearance edition:4 location:Prague date:6-7 September 2016
Article number: OP21
Abstract: When evaluating the daylight factor in buildings, generally an exponential decline of the illuminance is perceived the further the distance from the window. A better daylight penetration should be put forward, for example by redirecting a part of the light to the ceiling. The goal of this study was to investigate the optical characteristics of readily available patterned glazing to this use. Besides an assessment of the total reflectance and transmittance properties, bidirectional transmittance distribution function measurements under
multiple angles of illumination were performed on a set of glazing samples. The resulting BTDF data were combined and transformed into an appropriate format for implementation in light simulation software. In result, daylight simulations of buildings can be performed with accurate input data. As an example, the implementation of a characterized glazing sample in a public office is presented.
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IC
Appears in Collections:Technologiecluster ESAT Elektrotechnische Engineering
Electrical Engineering (ESAT) TC, Technology Campuses Ghent and Aalst

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