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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2011: 12th Conference of IBPSA


A new thermal analysis by numerical simulation to investigate the energy performance of buildings

Ilaria Ballarini, Vincenzo Corrado

Abstract: The aim of the work is to present a new methodology that allows to identify the most important parameters affecting the energy performance of buildings under certain conditions. The methodology consists of analysing the different contributions to the convective energy balance on internal air: each contribution is split according the dynamic driving forces of outdoor and indoor environment. The paper describes the developed procedure which consists of a set of numerical simulations using EnergyPlus. A case study is analysed to exemplify the methodology and a new way to represent the results. A thermal design optimization is shown as an example of the application of the method.
Pages: 2225 - 2232