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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2021: 17th Conference of IBPSA


BIM2SIM - Development of semi-automated methods for the generation of simulation models using Building Information Modeling

David Jansen 1, Philipp Mehrfeld 1, Dirk Müller 1, Eric Fichter 2, Veronika Richter 2, Andre Barz 3, Jesse Brunkhorst 3, Mike Dahncke 3, Pooyan Jahangiri 3, Christian Warnecke 3, Philipp Mehrfeld 1, Jérôme Frisch 2, Christoph van Treeck 2, Bruno Lüdemann 3
1 RWTH Aachen University, E.ON Energy Research Center, Institute for Energy Efficient Buildings and Indoor Climate
2 RWTH Aachen University, Institute of Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Building (E3D)
3 Rud. Otto Meyer GmbH & Co. KG

Abstract: The quality of BIM models is often insufficient for di- rect mapping into simulation models. Also, the IFC standard still has gaps, particularly in the area of rep- resentation of HVAC systems. Enrichment and ad- vanced analysis functions nevertheless make it possi- ble to generate simulation models semi-automatically and reduce effort and errors compared to the conven- tional process of modeling.
Keywords: BIM, HVAC, CFD, BEPS, Modelica
Pages: 1244 - 1245