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Proceedings of BSO Conference 2016: Third Conference of IBPSA-England


Dynamic Simulation Methods Of Heat Pump Systems As A Part Of Dynamic Energy Simulation Of Buildings

Tuomo Niemelä, Mika Vuolle, Risto Kosonen, Juha Jokisalo, Waltteri Salmi, Markus Nisula

Abstract: The paper presents simulation modelling and validation of heat pump systems as a part of dynamic energy simulation of buildings. The study focuses on modelling of heat pump systems with IDA Indoor Climate and Energy (IDA ICE) simulation software with field-testing for simulation model validation. The studied heat pump systems included a ground source heat pump, an air-to-water heat pump and an exhaust air heat pump. The results of the study indicated that the studied dynamic simulation tool is an accurate and reliable method to simulate the energy performance of the studied heat pump systems. Simulation results of different case studies indicated that the installation method of the heat pump system has a relatively significant impact on the operation and energy performance of the system. According to the study, modern heat pump systems on the market can be simulated accurately in different operating conditions by calibrating the default heat pump models of the Early Stage Building Optimization (ESBO) Plant model.
Pages: 242 - 249