Validation and Application of the Room Model of the Modelica Buildings Library

TitleValidation and Application of the Room Model of the Modelica Buildings Library
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsNouidui, Thierry Stephane, Kaustubh Phalak, Wangda Zuo, and Michael Wetter
Conference NameProc. of the 9th International Modelica Conference
Date Published09/2012
Conference LocationMunich, Germany
Abstract

The Modelica Buildings library contains a package with a model for a thermal zone that computes heat transfer through the building envelope and within a room. It considers various heat transfer phenomena of a room, including conduction, convection, short-wave and long-wave radiation. The first part of this paper describes the physical phenomena considered in the room model. The second part validates the room model by using a standard test suite provided by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). The third part focuses on an application where the room model is used for simulation-based controls of a window shading device to reduce building energy consumption.

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LBNL-5932E

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