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ASHRAE & IBPSA-USA SimBuild 2016: Building Performance Modeling Conference


Co-Simulation for Control Design - A Case Study for Cross-Domain Collaboration

Katharina Eder, Edmund Widl, Conrad Gähler, Barbara Beigelböck, Florian Judex
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Vienna, Austria
Siemens Schweiz AG, Zug, Switzerland

Abstract: As efficient control of HVAC systems becomes a focus in research on building energy efficiency, the limits of building simulation software in this respect are reached quite soon. Co-Simulation of building envelope, HVAC systems and controls in the respective tools of the different fields allows for easy collaboration between experts from the different domains, and therefore is a promising approach. In this paper, the coupling of TRNSYS and SIMULINK using a co-simulation framework based on the Functional Mock-up Interface (FMI) specification is demonstrated and discussed with the help of an example from the IEA SHC Task 44.
Pages: 238 - 243