This paper presents the background, approach and initial results of a project, which aims to achieve better integrated building and systems control modeling in building performance simulation by runtime coupling of distributed computer programs. This paper focuses on one of the essential steps towards this goal, namely the communication mechanism between two or more different software tools and/or platforms. Various options for this interprocess communication are described and compared. The paper finishes with indicating future work which includes a suggestion for establishing mappings between data structures in the different data-parallel programs.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 8th International IBPSA Conference : Building Simulation, August 11-14, 2003, Eindhoven, The Netherlands|
|Place of Publication||Eindhoven|
|Publisher||International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA)|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|
|Event||8th International IBPSA Building Simulation Conference (BS 2003) - Eindhoven, Netherlands|
Duration: 11 Aug 2003 → 14 Aug 2003
|Conference||8th International IBPSA Building Simulation Conference (BS 2003)|
|Abbreviated title||BS 2003|
|Period||11/08/03 → 14/08/03|
Yahiaoui, A., Hensen, J. L. M., & Soethout, L. L. (2003). Integration of control and building performance simulation software by run-time coupling. In Proceedings of the 8th International IBPSA Conference : Building Simulation, August 11-14, 2003, Eindhoven, The Netherlands (pp. 1435-1442). International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA).