A new multizone model for simulation of building thermal performance

Publication Type

Journal Article

Date Published

1997

Abstract

A new multizone model which is an improvement on the state space model is presented, which is potentially more efficient in the simulation of large scale buildings than other methods such as finite difference, transfer functions, or finite volume. The modeling philosophy is firstly discussed. Then the principle and algorithm of the new model are described. Finally, a PC based program BTP developed based on state-of-the-art modeling strategy reveals its applicability with fast calculation speed and satisfactory accuracy in the modeling of building energy performance.

Journal

Building and Environment

Volume

32

Year of Publication

1997

Issue

2

Pagination

123-128

Type of Article

Research Article
Research Areas