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


A Demonstration of the Run-Time Coupling Between Esp-R and TRNSYS

Francesca Macdonald, Romain Jost, Ian Beausoleil-Morrison, Michaël Kummert, Timothy McDowell, Alex Ferguson
Carleton University, Ottawa Canada
Ecole Polytechnique de Montr ´ eal, Montr ´ eal Canada
Thermal Energy System Specialists, LLC, Madison USA
Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa Canada

Abstract: A run-time coupling between ESP-r and TRNSYS has been developed to offer the possibility of an integrated simulation environment that simultaneously manages detailed performance prediction of both building physics and energy systems. The co-simulator's design and implementation are described, together with a series of tests used in its verification. An example of the type of system which can be addressed by the coupling of these tools is demonstrated, and its computational efficiency is assessed.
Pages: 521 - 528