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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2021: 17th Conference of IBPSA


Coupling building simulation with virtual building management system for advanced test and validation

Patrick Béguery 1, Thomas Murienne 1, Van Lap Ngo 2, Oskar Nilsson 3
1 Schneider Electric, Grenoble, France
2 RH Solutions, Grenoble, France
3 Schneider Electric, Lund, Sweden

Abstract: Building Energy Simulation can be used for control design, but it is very seldom re-used in control development, commissioning and performance follow-up in operation. This paper describes the investigation of the coupling between a software instance of a real Building Management System with two simulations tools. Comparison between the two solutions is provided and the main challenges are analysed. Full demonstration of the co-simulation capacity is achieved, opening the door for further works on pre-commissioning, testing third parties advanced control solutions and advanced fault detection and diagnostic in operation.
Keywords: Co-simulation, Building Management System, Commissioning, Test and Validation, Analytics.
Pages: 3244 - 3251