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Proceedings of eSim 2008: 5th Conference of IBPSA-Canada

     

CALIBRATION AND VALIDATION OF A COMBUSTION-COGENERATION MODEL

Alex Ferguson, Nick Kelly, Andreas Weber, Brent Griffith

Abstract: This paper describes the calibration and validation of a combustion cogeneration model for whole-building simulation. As part of IEA Annex 42, we proposed a combustion cogeneration model for studying residentialscale cogeneration systems based on both Stirling and internal combustion engines. We implemented this model independently in the EnergyPlus, ESP-r and TRNSYS building simulation programs, and undertook a comprehensive effort to validate the model's predictions. Using established comparative testing and empirical validation principles, we vetted the model's theoretical basis and its software implementations. The results demonstrate acceptable-to-excellent agreement, and suggest the calibrated model can be used with confidence.
Pages: 25 - 32
Paper:
esim2008_025_032