Thermal Reality Capture Merging Heat-Sensing with 3D Scanning and Modeling to Characterize the Thermal Environment

Dorit Aviv, Nicholas Houchois, Forrest Meggers

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Abstract

Architectural surfaces constantly emit radiant heat fluxes to their surroundings, a phenomenon that is wholly dependent on their geometry and material properties. Therefore, the capacity of 3D scanning techniques to capture the geometry of building surfaces should be extended to sense and capture the surfaces' thermal behavior in real time. We present an innovative sensor, SMART (Spherical-Motion Average Radiant Temperature Sensor), which captures the thermal characteristics of the built environment by coupling laser geometry scanning with infrared surface temperature detection. Its novelty lies in the combination of the two sensor technologies into an analytical device for radiant temperature mapping. With a sensor-based dynamic thermal-surface model, it is possible to achieve representation and control over one of the major factors affecting human comfort. The results for a case-study of a 3D thermal scan conducted in the recently completed Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University are compared with simulation results based on a detailed BIM model of the same space.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUbiquity and Autonomy - Paper Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture, ACADIA 2019
EditorsKory Bieg, Danelle Briscoe, Clay Odom
PublisherACADIA
Pages338-345
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780578591797
StatePublished - 2019
Event39th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture: Ubiquity and Autonomy, ACADIA 2019 - Austin, United States
Duration: Oct 24 2019Oct 26 2019

Publication series

NameUbiquity and Autonomy - Paper Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture, ACADIA 2019

Conference

Conference39th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture: Ubiquity and Autonomy, ACADIA 2019
CountryUnited States
CityAustin
Period10/24/1910/26/19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Hardware and Architecture

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