External coupling between BES and HAM programs for whole building simulation

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication11th International Building Performance Simulation Conference, 27-30 July 2009, Glasgow, Scotland
EditorsP.A. Strachan, N.J. Kelly, M. Kummert
Place of PublicationGlasgow, Scotland
PublisherInternational Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA)
Pages316-323
ISBN (Print)978-0-947649-40-1
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event11th International IBPSA Building Simulation Conference (BS 2009), July 27-30, 2009, Glasgow, UK - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 27 Jul 200930 Jul 2009

Conference

Conference11th International IBPSA Building Simulation Conference (BS 2009), July 27-30, 2009, Glasgow, UK
Abbreviated titleBS 2009
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period27/07/0930/07/09

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    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).