This paper discusses a procedure for the two-way runtime external coupling between Building EnergySimulation (BES) and building envelope Heat, Air and Moisture (HAM) programs for enhanced wholebuilding simulation. The coupling procedure presented here involves a description of the relevant physical phenomena at the interface between the programs, domain overlaps, coupling variables, coupling strategy and types of boundary condition. The procedure is applied using the programs ESP-r and HAMFEM, where the implementation and verification issues are discussed. This work concludes that the coupling between BES and HAM programs is feasible, and it can potentially enhance the accuracy in whole-building simulation.
|Title of host publication||11th International Building Performance Simulation Conference, 27-30 July 2009, Glasgow, Scotland|
|Editors||P.A. Strachan, N.J. Kelly, M. Kummert|
|Place of Publication||Glasgow, Scotland|
|Publisher||International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA)|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
|Event||11th International IBPSA Building Simulation Conference (BS 2009), July 27-30, 2009, Glasgow, UK - Glasgow, United Kingdom|
Duration: 27 Jul 2009 → 30 Jul 2009
|Conference||11th International IBPSA Building Simulation Conference (BS 2009), July 27-30, 2009, Glasgow, UK|
|Abbreviated title||BS 2009|
|Period||27/07/09 → 30/07/09|
Costola, D., Blocken, B. J. E., & Hensen, J. L. M. (2009). External coupling between BES and HAM programs for whole building simulation. In P. A. Strachan, N. J. Kelly, & M. Kummert (Eds.), 11th International Building Performance Simulation Conference, 27-30 July 2009, Glasgow, Scotland (pp. 316-323). International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA).