ET_AEE Version 1.1.12

ET_AEE is an acronym of Educational Tools for Architectural Environment Engineering.

ET_AEE is a new educational-tool program that calculates several tasks related to the topics of Architectural Environment Engineering aiming at undergraduate students. However, ET_AEE probably seems to be useful not only for undergraduate students but also graduate students, engineers and researchers. ET_AEE provides above-mentioned calculations on a user-friendly interface, in other words, Graphical User Interface, GUI , which works on the platform of Windows 95, Windows 98 or Windows NT.

Acknowledgements

Programming of ET_AEE was done by the Urban and Architectural Environment Laboratory, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences (IGSES), Kyushu University, which holds the entire copyright. Concerning Expanded AMeDAS Weather Data, Weather Data Working-group, Environmental Engineering Committee, Architectural Instituteof Japan (AIJ) generously permitted to cite several precious results of their marvelous computer program .In particular,we would like to express our hearty gratitudetoDr. Nimiya and Dr. Soga who gave us a great collaboration.


License and Disclaimer
Version Information
Features
How to Install


License and Disclaimer

ET_AEE is free software. You are welcome to useit. Published file is not source code but only executable file. Anyone can download an installation file from here. You can copythat installation file, which is not recommendable, however. Because, if you do so, we can't grasp the entire circle of users, which will be inconvenient in case of dissemination of further version ET_AEE. Therefore, the download should be done by yourself, and also, you are required user registration bye-mail.

ET_AEE was produced by the Urban and Architectural Environment Laboratory, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences (IGSES), Kyushu University, which holds the entire copyright.

Neither Kyushu University, the Urban and Architectural Environment Laboratory norany of its employees makes any warranty, express or implied, or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any results or any information disclosed,or represents that its use would not infringeprivately owned rights.

Version Information

This is a beta test version of ET_AEE that has revised and supplemented its functions from former release, version 1.1.11

It has been carefully and thoroughly reviewed, and to the best of our knowledge is accurate and error free. However, it is a complex programand it is impossible to guarantee that it is completely free of bugs. It could possibly contain errors and produce misleading results. Users should carefully review the results to make sure that they are credible and consistent. In fact, the development of ET_AEE is still on the way. That's why any kinds of suggestions or feedback from you will be helpful and precious to us. You can find out our e-mail address in the "Contact Us", Helpfile of ET_AEE . ET_AEE contains a web browser under Main Menu/View to access easily to the web site of our laboratory where several significant and useful information are published concerningET_AEE.

The history of publication is following.

Version1.1.12 Dec.11. 2000 We discovered an error on the SET* calculation routine supplied at the dialog of " Thermal Comfort". The error was fixed on the revised source code.
Present version gives you an erroneous solution when you try the function of SET* calculation

One important issue to reinstall is that you should select modified installation where you can see a first dialog box. Unfortunately that dialog box will be provided by unreadable characters, which are transformed Japanese characters. However, you will be able to select (E), one of three alternatives. That means the modified installation.
Remember to confirm new version status and built date, which is located under Main Menu/Help/about. Those must be "1.1.12" and "Dec.11.2000" respectively.
Version1.1.11 Nov.10. 2000 We discovered an error on the SET* calculation routine supplied at the dialog of " Thermal Comfort".
Present version gives you an erroneous solution when you try the function of SET* calculation, but it's OK regarding PMV. On this minor version-up, the function calculation ET was eliminated due to the technical reason. Concerning this, the Help was also revised subtly. .
Version1.1.10 July. 10. 2000 We discovered an error on the Psychometric Chart calculation routine supplied at the dialog of " Psychometric Chart ". Present version gives you an erroneous solution when you try the function of "Show the Value" substituting specific Dry Bulb Temperature and Wet Bulb Temperature. For instance, try to input 24.0 and 19.0 deg.Cel. respectively in version 1.1.9. This possible error is so obvious that you can notice easily.
The error was fixed on the revised source code.
You are strongly recommended to improve your present ET_AEE.
versin1.1.9 May 27. 2000 We discovered another error on the PMV calculation routine supplied at the dialog of "Thermal Comfort". The error was fixed on thisversion. You are strongly recommended to improve your present ET_AEE.
version 1.1.9 April 26. 2000 We discovered another error on the Point-to-Face (vertical plane) Angle Factor calculation routine supplied at the dialog of "Angle Factor". The error was fixed on thisversion.
Version 1.1.7beta-test April 2000 We discovered a relatively considerable error on the PMV calculation routine supplied at the dialog of "Thermal Comfort".The error was fixed on the revised source code. You are strongly recommended the replacement of your source code.
Version 1.04alpha-test September1999 First release

Features

Calculating functions provided by ET_AEE are totally 12 that are classified into 2 parts.

Engineering Issues

Mathematical Issues

ET_AEE provides a separate dialog box for eachcalculationtopic that was designed to be cool and easyunderstanding considering GUI. One of the specific features to be stressedis that ET_AEE has a huge Help file used a bunch of image files which is very useful and helpful. If you want to know details how to operate ET_AEE, first of all, make sure to access the Help.

Main portion of the source code of ET_AEE was written by Visual Basic / ver.6.0. In several cases external executable files originally described by Fortran, are quoted by means of shell function supported by Visual Basic. The Help file was coded by RoboHELP Classic/ ver.7.00. All of files including above mentioned executable files, samples files and requisite Windows system files are compiled and compressed into the installation package by Install Shield Professional / ver.6.

How to Install

Download the compressed file, and then, decode that at your Hard Disk, MO or some kind of external media. You will find out 9 installation files of which total amount is almost 6.8MB. Execute "setup.exe" to start the installation.You can probably execute that both on Explorer and the specific folder popping up fromMy Computer by double clicking. However, we recommend that you start from "Run" on Start menu after closing all other Windows programs.

Generated files after the installation are under "\Kyushu Univ\ET_AEE " that is newly allocated under "c:\ Program Files ". Total amount of those is about 8.7MB.

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