Fig.1 (left) depicts a physical model of the “Late Gothic Hall” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The orange areas represent the doors, the olive ones the works of art, and the golden areas the windows.
Fig.1 (right) shows a corresponding mesh
. In order to model the temperature distribution the structures are represented as finite collections of elements and nodes. Temperature distributions can then be computed from a set of equations.
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Fig. 2 shows cross-sectional views of a three-dimensional temperature distribution of the “Late Gothic Hall” resulting from a numerical simulation.
Blue represents cooler temperatures while red shows warmer ones. The four windows are seen as hea