CYPETHERM BRIDGES is an application conceived to determine the thermal transmittance in linear thermal bridges by solving and processing a heat transfer finite element model based on the EN ISO 10211 code.
The program is part of an investigation project to develop a software tool to integrate the numerical analysis of thermal bridges when calculating the energy demand of buildings, and is financed by the “Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial (CDTI)”, co-financed by the “European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)” and undertaken with the collaboration of the “Grupo de Ingeniería Energética” of the “Departamento de Sistemas Industriales” of the Miguel Hernandez University, Elche (Alicante).
CYPETHERM BRIDGES (located in CYPETHERM Suite) is an easy to use application which allows users to calculate the thermal transmittance in linear thermal bridges.
To calculate the linear thermal transmittance, CYPETHERM BRIDGES uses a finite element numerical analysis based on the two-dimensional heat transfer calculation of the EN ISO 10211 code.
The main features of CYPETHERM BRIDGES include:
The analysis of the thermal bridges is carried out using a finite element analysis based on the two-dimensional heat transfer calculation of the EN ISO 10211 code. Using this computer simulation technique, the linear thermal transmittance of each thermal bridge is obtained.
CYPETHERM BRIDGES analyses the six most common thermal bridges in buildings:
These allow for materials defined in the libraries and catalogues to be introduced in the program.
Provides the results of the linear thermal transmittance calculations for the thermal bridges, as well as diagrams displaying the temperature distributions in the thermal bridge, the heat flow lines, etc.
CYPETHERM BRIDGES contains four sections that can be identified using the icons situated along the top: About…, Types, Model and Report.
Offers information on the program properties and the procedure used to analyse linear thermal bridges.
The type of thermal bridge to be analysed is selected here.
The thermal bridge model is defined here by introducing the layers that make up the construction elements.
Users can print the job report or export it to different formats (text, HTML, PDF, RTF, DOCX). The job report includes:
To be able to work with CYPETHERM BRIDGES, users simply require the permits to be able to use this program.