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Proceedings of eSim 2002: 2nd Conference of IBPSA-Canada

     

THE DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF A FURNACE MODEL FOR ESP-r/HOT3000

Julia Purdy, Kamel Haddad

Abstract: With so many reliable building simulation software programs available, it is often not feasible or desirable to develop a new simulator from scratch. As many existing programs have extensible structures, new models and algorithms can be easily incorporated. This paper sets out to contribute to the body of knowledge on the appropriate development and validation approaches of HVAC algorithms. It provides an account from a recent ongoing software development project and examines the specific case of incorporating a furnace model into a commercially available simulation engine. In addition, it describes an HVAC BESTEST series of test cases developed for fuel-fired furnaces. These test cases were used to validate the fuel-fired furnace algorithm incorporated into three simulation programs, with very good agreement.
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