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Proceedings of SimBuild Conference 2012: 5th conference of IBPSA USA

     

ANNUAL COUPLED ENERGYPLUS AND COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS SIMULATION OF NATURAL VENTILATION

Rui Zhang, Khee Lam, Shi-Chune Yao, Yongjie Zhang

Abstract: Can coupled Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Building Energy Simulation (BES) be used to conduct annual simulation? This paper tries to investigate the feasibility of annual coupled simulation of CFD and BES. Energy modeling approaches have continued to advance to cater for emerging new design concepts towards greener" solutions that optimize energy consumption in buildings while maintaining thermal comfort as well as healthy environment. Various efforts have been made to improve the fidelity of the thermal simulation in buildings such as to couple CFD with lumped nodal BES model. Research has shown that the coupled simulation improves simulation accuracy...
Pages: 314 - 321
Paper:
simbuild2012_05b_2_Zhang