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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2009: 11th Conference of IBPSA

     

MORE EFFICIENT ESP-R MODELLING BY AUTOMATIC GENERATION OF INPUT FILES

Simon Taylor

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26868/25222708.2009.1623-1627
Abstract: In a recent building simulation project, the significant effort required to calculate and enter casual gains and air flow data into the ESP-r modelling software was found to impede progress and increase the risk of error. A software tool, implemented as a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet using VBA, has been developed that avoids these problems by generating the required ESP-r data files automatically. The use of the spreadsheet had a major impact on project progress. Creating the input data for a run became a matter of selecting some options and pressing a button to create the files, where it would have taken well over an hour in the past. In addition, errors were reduced and opportunities for new investigations increased.
Pages: 1623 - 1627
Paper:
bs2009_1623_1627