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Simulation of a building and its HVAC system with an equation solver: Application to benchmarking
[fr] Simulation d'un bâtiment et de son système de ventilation grâce à un solveur d'équations: Application au benchmarking
Bertagnolio, Stéphane mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département d'aérospatiale et mécanique > Thermodynamique appliquée >]
Lebrun, Jean mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département d'aérospatiale et mécanique > Département d'aérospatiale et mécanique >]
Building Simulation: An International Journal
Tsinghua Press and Springer
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[en] Building modeling ; HVAC system modeling ; benchmarking
[en] The today - availability of powerful engineering equation solvers is opening very new possibilities in technical component modelling and in system simulation.
The simulation models, the “user guide” and the “reference guide” are all included in a same file. Reliable “reference” and “simplified” models are currently available for the building zone and for most HVAC components. Focus is given here on “simplified” models and on a simulation tool, called “Benchmark”. This tool should help an auditor to make the best use of the limited information usually available about actual fuel and electricity consumptions and to get a very first evaluation of the actual performances of a given HVAC system. An example of such use is presented.
Another simulation tools and more information about the modelling of HVAC components will be presented in a further paper.
Laboratoire de Thermodynamique
Walloon Region of Belgium ; Intelligent Energy Europe Programme
Researchers ; Professionals ; Students
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