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Proceedings of SimBuild Conference 2010: 4th conference of IBPSA-USA


Towards the Application of Distributed Simulation in Whole Building Heat, Air and Moisture Performance Engineering

M. Mirsadeghi, D. Cóstola, B. Blocken, J. L. M. Hensen
Building Physics and Systems, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands

Abstract: This paper presents ongoing research about an integrated approach to perform high resolution heat, air and moisture (HAM) simulation of whole buildings. There are several HAM modelling tools, with different space and time resolution. The integrated approach establishes run-time external coupling of existing tools (building envelope HAM, BES, CFD) and utilizes the capabilities of one tool in an attempt to compensate the deficiencies of the other. The paper presents the literature review of approaches for domain integration, the physical processes as dealt with by existing tools, coupling requirements and it addresses the importance of validation and coupling necessity decision procedures.
Pages: 207 - 214