HVAC system simulation: overview, issues and some solutions

M. Trcka, J.L.M. Hensen

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Abstract

Integrated performance simulation of buildings’ heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems can help in reducing energy consumption and increasing occupant comfort. Recognizing this fact, in the last forty years many tools have been developed to help achieving this goal. In this paper we introduce a categorization of these tools with respect to which problems they are meant to deal with and summarize current approaches used for modelling (i) HVAC components, (ii) HVAC control and (iii) HVAC systems in general. Further in this paper, we list issues associated with applications of HVAC modelling and simulation. Finally, we present and discuss co-simulation as one of solutions that can alleviate some of the recognized issues.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication23rd IIR International Congres of Refrigeration, Prague
Place of PublicationPrague
PublisherIIR
Pages4181-4188
ISBN (Print)978-2-913149-88-5
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Eventconference; International Congres of Refrigeration; 2011-08-21; 2011-08-26 -
Duration: 21 Aug 201126 Aug 2011

Publication series

NameCongres International du Froid-International Congress of Refrigeration

Conference

Conferenceconference; International Congres of Refrigeration; 2011-08-21; 2011-08-26
Period21/08/1126/08/11
OtherInternational Congres of Refrigeration

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    Trcka, M., & Hensen, J. L. M. (2011). HVAC system simulation: overview, issues and some solutions. In 23rd IIR International Congres of Refrigeration, Prague (pp. 4181-4188). (Congres International du Froid-International Congress of Refrigeration). IIR.