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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2011: 12th Conference of IBPSA


Validation of Mestre Building Simulation System according to Best-Test Multi-Zone, Non-Airflow, In-Depth Diagnostic Cases

Aloísio Leoni Schmid, Helena Fernanda Graf

Abstract: The MESTRE building simulation system is a highly portable tool written in Java for describing the thermal, acoustic and luminic performance of buildings. The present paper introduces the validation results of the thermal behavior module according to IEA Building Energy Simulation Test and Diagnostic Method (Bestest), for multi-zone, non-air flow, in-depth diagnostic cases. Results were compared with theoretical results as well as results provided by already validated simulation packages. Results by MESTRE is in reasonable approximation. Comments on the improvement process in order to achieve the correct range and difficulties found are presented too.
Pages: 1223 - 1228