This amazing software was developed by the Research Division of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation in the 1980's. It simulates a whole house system, including envelope, chimneys, furnaces, exhaust appliances, etc. It can simulate a wide variety of conditions, and was developed originally to gain a better theoretical understanding on indoor air quality problems related to such things as carbon monoxide spillage during the startup phase of oil and gas furnaces.
A full scale research house was built by CMHC and NRC and used to generate field data for validating the software. A number of different furnace and chimney setups were built and instrumented. This data was then used to calibrate and fine tune Fluesim. The program was later extended to include woodburning fireplaces and stoves and called Woodsim. To use it, download the file Fluesim.zip. Unzip the files into a new directory, and read the readme.txt file for instructions. The program runs in DOS. Have fun!
Scanada Consultants, prepared for The Research Division, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Ottawa (1987)
SIMULATE A WOODBURNING FIREPLACE
OR STOVE IN A WHOLE HOUSE SYSTEM
This program is built on Fluesim, above. It can simulate the interaction of a house and a woodburning fireplace or stove. You can see the effect on house pressure, for example, when you switch from an open masonry fireplace with an 8x12 flue to one with a 12x12 or larger flue. A unique program, first in its field..
Scanada Consultants, prepared for The Research Division, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Ottawa
SIMULATE A WHOLE HOUSE AND LOCAL CLIMATE
CALCULATE A STANDARDIZED FUEL CRIB
The screenshot below is a fuel crib calculator developed by OMNI-Test
(Windows XP instructions:)
Copy the entire folder named "Masonry_Heater_Shapes" onto
your C: drive
As part of the ASTM standards process, the masonry heater
subcommittee is proposing a standardized fueling protocol that can be
used for emissions, efficiency and safety testing.
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