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Ömer T. Karaguzel Guest Lecture - Scaife Hall Room 208

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Assistant Professor Ömer T. Karaguzel, PhD, WELL AP will give a guest lecture to graduate students from the Energy Science, Technology, Policy (ESTP) program at CMU on Thursday 19 April. The course is 27-765 Optical and Thermal Energy Transport taught by Professor Dr. Paul Ohodnicki from the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). More details on the presentation below.

School of Architecture students interested in attending this lecture are encouraged to reach out to Ömer directly at to reserve a space in the program, as seating is limited. 

EMPOWERING THE WEAKEST LINK: Computational Approaches to Evaluate Multi-Spectral Interactions of High-Performance Glazing Systems with Building Spaces 

19 April 2019 | 6:00-8:00pm |  Scaife Hall Room 208

This two-hour lecture provides a comprehensive yet detailed introduction to the state-of-the-art computational approaches to be followed for performative characterizations of solar-thermal-optical interactions of high-performance glazing systems with building spaces and their occupants. Special emphasis is placed upon the concept of multi-domain computations to support systems integrative design explorations to transcend prevalent perceptions where glazing systems are seen as the weakest components in the building envelopes with their relatively low thermal resistance characteristics. Fundamental physics (thermodynamic and photometric behaviors) involved in computational representations of high-performance glazing systems are discussed with emphasis on programmatic languages, data structures, compatibilities and coupling possibilities to explore connectivity to design-oriented programs. Some of the topics of this lecture include: physics-based component models for wavelength scale multi-spectral characterizations, whole-building energy simulation programs, parametric-generative modeling platforms connected to 3D architectural authoring software, co-simulation models for rapid virtual prototyping of innovative systems and web-enabled design decision support systems consuming data from pre-simulated parametric search space. Mentioned features are demonstrated through research and design-based precedents supported with empirical data as applicable. 

This lecture also provides fundamental constructional and performative challenges and potentials of glazing systems, architectural design strategies with emphasis on occupants’ thermal and visual comfort and a brief overview of a number of conventional and advanced/emerging glazing concepts such as chromogenic, thermotropic and semi-transparent photovoltaic glazing technologies.

Earlier Event: April 19
SRC Meeting - CFA 206A