Frame Simulator 4
2D finite element program for calculating heat transfer in fenestration and curtain walling systems. Includes also Frame Composer.
Thermal analysis of windows according to ISO 10077-2 and ISO15099
Frame Simulator PRO is a professional tool that allows you to perform complete thermal analysis of windows and curtain walling modules according to the ISO 10077-2:2017 and ISO15099:2003.
It really takes only few minutes to go from your cad drawing, that you can import in the program, to the modelling output. The thermal calculation process is performed in respect of the norm requirements and results are immediately interpretable, thanks to images and graphics of great realism.
In addition to obtaining the Uf thermal transmittance value and the PSI linear transmittance of the spacer, with Frame Simulator is possible to see the the heat flow at each point in the section and to identify the most critical areas requiring improvements.
The program also indicates the condensation risk on the internal frame surface.
With Frame Composer module, supplied with the program, you can calculate the thermal transmittance Uw for complete rectangular windows (frame + glass), from a simple one-sash window to complex fenestrations with multiple sashes. You can even evaluate the contribution of thermal resistance given by curtains and shutters.
In this program are included two calculation modules:
- Frame Simulator module – for the finite element analysis of the frames and for the calculation of the Uf thermal transmittance and PSI value according to ISO 10077-2
- Frame Composer module – for the calculation of Uw thermal transmittance and the additional resistance of internal and external screens
The program is validated according to ISO 10077-2:2017 (calculation of thermal transmittance – Numerical method for frames).
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How to activate the program
You can choose between two modes of activation: with software key or with optional USB dongle.
If you choose to activate with software key
After installing and starting the program you will see a code of 8 characters: send it to us via email to get the activation code. We will send you an activation key as soon as we receive confirmation of payment.
If you choose to activate with USB dongle
You will receive the USB dongle by express courier: we will ship it as soon as we receive confirmation of your payment.
How to use the program
You will find operating instructions, tutorials and documentation within the program in the help menu.
If you ordered online assistance, please send us your request with some alternative dates and times. We will try to schedule the instruction in one of the dates that you require. We will contact you to give you confirmation and send you the link information.
You are free to choose the version to install in your computer, Windows or Mac OSX. Please check available versions in software description.
Program and documentation are available in English and Italian. The choice of language is selectable within the program.