Simulating the complete HAMSTAD benchmark using a single model implemented in Comsol

A.W.M. Van Schijndel, S. Goesten, H.L. Schellen

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Benchmarks are important tools to verify computational models. In the research area of building physics, the so-called HAMSTAD (Heat, Air and Moisture STAnDardization) project is a very well known benchmark for the testing of simulation tools. In contrast to earlier work where we used multiple (Comsol) models, in this paper we simulated all five subtasks of the benchmark by using a single model implemented in Multiphysics software Comsol 5.2a. We conclude that the single model provides satisfactory results on all parts of the benchmark and is therefore applicable for a wide range of HAM problems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)429-434
Number of pages6
JournalEnergy Procedia
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event11th Nordic Symposium on Building Physics (NSB 2017), June 11-14, 2017, Trondheim, Norway - NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
Duration: 11 Jun 201714 Jun 2017
Conference number: 11

Bibliographical note

Part of special issue:
11th Nordic Symposium on Building Physics, NSB2017, 11-14 June 2017, Trondheim, Norway


  • air
  • benchmark
  • Comsol
  • Heat
  • moisture


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