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Proceedings of BauSim Conference 2010: 3rd Conference of IBPSA-Germany and Austria


About uncertainties in simulation models for building systems control

Kristina Orehounig, Matthias Schuß, Claus Pröglhöf, Ardeshir Mahdavi

Abstract: This paper presents the process and the results of a calibration effort of a thermal simulation model of an existing office building in Vienna, Austria. The model is an integral component of the building’s innovative model-based control logic for the operation of windows and shades. To achieve the desirable level of accuracy, sources of uncertainty in the simulation model are identified and treated. In the present contribution, we focus on two sources of uncertainty namely the prediction capability of a calibrated simulation model, and errors in weather predictions.
Pages: 281 - 286