Validation of the Window Model of the Modelica Buildings Library

TitleValidation of the Window Model of the Modelica Buildings Library
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsNouidui, Thierry Stephane, Michael Wetter, and Wangda Zuo
Date Published07/2012
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.

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LBNL-5735E

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