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


Validation of the Window Model of the Modelica Buildings Library

Thierry Stephane Nouidui, Michael Wetter, Wangda Zuo
Simulation Research Group, Building Technology and Urban Systems Department Environmental Energy Technologies Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley, CA 94720, USA

Abstract: This paper describes the validation of the window model of the free open-source Modelica Buildings library. This paper starts by describing the physical modeling assumptions of the window model. The window model can be used to calculate the thermal and angular properties of glazing systems. It can also be used for steady-state simulation of heat transfer mechanism in glazing systems. We present simulation results obtained by comparing the window model with WINDOW 6 the well established simulation tool for steady-state heat transfer in glazing systems. We also present results obtained by comparing the window model with measurements carried out in a test cell at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Pages: 529 - 536