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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2011: 12th Conference of IBPSA


Optimal simulation of intermittently heated buildings: Part I – Modeling

Ion Hazyuk, Christian Ghiaus, David Penhouët

Abstract: This paper highlights the importance of the control in building simulation. The absence of the controller during building simulation leads to multiple problems like non-physical evolution of the indoor temperature, different thermal peak loads when using different sampling times and wrong energy performance assessments. By using optimal control in simulation it is possible to evaluate the potential for energy savings in existing buildings and optimally size HVAC systems and building parts during the design stage. Therefore, in this work (Part I and II) it is presented a way to design optimal controllers for building heating, to be used in building simulation.
Pages: 2118 - 2124