Introducing uncertainty and sensitivity analysis in non-modifiable building performance software

C.J. Hopfe, J.L.M. Hensen, W. Plokker

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Abstract

If using simulation tools for predicting the overall building performance, important decisions concerning the input of those tools need to be taken. The input is based on experience but also assumptions. It is obvious that this introduces uncertainties on which the quality of the simulation output is dependent. It is self-explanatory that there is a demand for analyzing and quantifying those uncertainties regarding their impact on the building design. Therefore a case study is described to evaluate the necessity to use uncertainty analysis (UA) and sensitivity analysis (SA) in building performance simulation (BPS) especially during the detailed design. The experimental set-up using an UA and SA performing tool called Simlab coupled with a commercial and in the Netherlands commonly-used simulation tool VA114 is described. Furthermore, some results indicating the impact of UA and SA for detailed design decision support are presented. Finally, future steps are discussed in terms of how this research will be accomplished.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1st Int. IBPSA Germany/Austria Conf. BauSIM, 9 - 11 Oct, Technische Universitat Munchen
PublisherInternational Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA)
Pages3-CD.
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event1st IBPSA Germany-Austrian Conference (BauSIM 2006), October 9-11, 2006, Munich, Germany - Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany
Duration: 9 Oct 200611 Oct 2006

Conference

Conference1st IBPSA Germany-Austrian Conference (BauSIM 2006), October 9-11, 2006, Munich, Germany
Abbreviated titleBauSIM 2006
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period9/10/0611/10/06

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