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Simulation of a building and its HVAC system with an equation solver: Application to benchmarking
Bertagnolio, Stéphane  ; Lebrun, Jean 
2008 • In Building Simulation, 1 (3), p. 234-250
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Keywords :
Building modeling; HVAC system modeling; benchmarking
Abstract :
[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.
Research center :
Laboratoire de Thermodynamique
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Author, co-author :
Bertagnolio, Stéphane ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Département d'aérospatiale et mécanique > Thermodynamique appliquée
Lebrun, Jean ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Département d'aérospatiale et mécanique > Département d'aérospatiale et mécanique
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Title :
Simulation of a building and its HVAC system with an equation solver: Application to benchmarking
Alternative titles :
[fr] Simulation d'un bâtiment et de son système de ventilation grâce à un solveur d'équations: Application au benchmarking
Publication date :
September 2008
Journal title :
Building Simulation
Publisher :
Tsinghua Press and Springer, Beijing, China
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Funders :
Région wallonne
Intelligent Energy Europe Programme
Commentary :
This paper has been published in “Building Simulation: An International Journal” © Tsinghua Press and Springer-Verlag 2008. The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com


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