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

     

NA EXTENSIVE METHODOLOGY FOR COUPLING TRNSYS COMPONENTS TO ESP-R

Weiming Wang, Ian Beausoleil-Morrison

Abstract: A methodology has been developed to enable the direct compilation and use of TRNSYS components within ESP-r. This "wrapper" is treated as a component in ESP-r's plant database. It differs from other conventional components in two aspects. First, this wrapper component has dummy values in the plant database in terms of the number of nodes, connections, and parameters while meaningful values are read in from a text file. Second, the TRNSYS component has all its self-coupling coefficients equal to one and it has no cross-coupling coefficients. The internal coupling strategy is followed to write the wrapper. However, efforts have been taken to minimize source code changes. In many cases, coupling a TRNSYS type is simplified to prepare an input text file. The use of this wrapper is demonstrated with a case study where TRNSYS type 60 couples to ESP-r.
Pages: 243 - 250
Paper:
esim2008_243_250