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Proceedings of SimBuild Conference 2008: 3rd conference of IBPSA-USA


Building and HVAC System Simulation with the Help of an Engineering Equation Solver

S. Bertagnolio, G. Masy, J. Lebrun, P. André
Laboratoire de Thermodynamique, Université de Liège, Liège, Belgium
HEPL Rennequin Sualem, Liège, Belgium
Département des Sciences et Gestion de l’environnement, Université de Liège, Belgium.

Abstract: A simplified Building-HVAC system model is presented here. It includes simplified models of building zone and of HVAC equipment. The simplified building zone model is based on a R and C network, whose parameters are adjusted trough a frequency characteristic analysis. The implementation of the classical phenomena taking place in building dynamics is discussed. The simplified building model is compared with more detailed models, using the BESTEST procedure. The application of the presented model to the audit of commercial buildings is also discussed.
Pages: 53 - 60