Technology Week: The Chenath Engine - How it interprets Data

Technology Week: The Chenath Engine - How it interprets Data
CPD NatHERS Technical

Technology Week: The Chenath Engine and how it interprets data and the influence that has on modelling techniques

30/09/2022  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (AEST)



The Chenath Engine - how it interprets data and that influence that has on modelling techniques. 

Presented by Michael Ambrose from CSIRO along with DMN Panellists Tony Isaacs and Wayne Floyd, this will explore some of the history behind the development of the Chenath engine that is the core of each NatHERS tool.  Presenter Michael Ambrose from CSIRO will explain the basics behind what Chenath requires to undertake a successful thermal modelling simulation of a design and the importance of aspects like orientation, window areas, shading and exposure settings.  It will also cover the wealth of additional data that Chenath calculates and how it can accessed and used to take your analysis to the next level.  It is not just about a star rating! 

Webinar will cover:

  • History of Chenath
  • How does Chenath model
  • What data does Chenath need and why
  • Why we model in accordance with the NatHERS Technical Notes
  • Additional results that Chenath provides and what you can do with it
  • The presentation will be followed by a live Q & A session and discussion amongst the panellists

Learning outcomes:

  • Understanding of thermal modelling requirements
  • Importance of accurate data input (garbage in garbage out)
  • Accessing additional modelling results
  • Additional analysis opportunities


CPD Points: 1 NatHERS Technical CPD point. CPD will be recorded in DMN Members' CPD Manager within 5 business days following the event.

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