Comparing computer run time of building simulation programs

Publication Type

Journal Article

Date Published

2008

Abstract

This paper presents an approach to comparing computer run time of building simulation programs. The computing run time of a simulation program depends on several key factors, including the calculation algorithm and modeling capabilities of the program, the run period, the simulation time step, the complexity of the energy models, the run control settings, and the software and hardware configurations of the computer that is used to make the simulation runs. To demonstrate the approach, simulation runs are performed for several representative DOE-2.1E and EnergyPlus energy models. The computer run time of these energy models are then compared and analyzed.

Journal

Building Simulation

Volume

1

Year of Publication

2008

Issue

3

Pagination

210-213
Research Areas