Teaching building performance simulation : some quality assurance issues and experiences

J.L.M. Hensen, M. Trcka

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Abstract

Computer modeling and simulation is a powerful technology for addressing interacting technical architecture, mechanical, and civil engineering issues in passive and low energy building and systems. Assuming responsibility for the correctness of the results is of paramount importance for (future) engineers. Therefore it rightfully receives considerable attention in teaching building simulation. The validation test results discussed in this paper warn users of several issues, in particular that although a particular simulation software is commercially available and widely in use that does not necessarily guarantee its quality. The paper concludes that the main ingredients for professional and efficient quality assurance are domain knowledge and simulation skills of the user in combination with verified and validated building performance simulation software.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication21st PLEA international conference Passive and low energy architecture, Eindhoven, September 19-21, 2004 : vol. 2
EditorsM.H. de Wit
Place of PublicationEindhoven
PublisherTechnische Universiteit Eindhoven
Pages1209-1214
ISBN (Print)90-386-1636-8
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Eventconference; 21st PLEA international conference Passive and low energy architecture; 2004-09-19; 2004-09-22 - Eindhoven
Duration: 19 Sep 200422 Sep 2004

Conference

Conferenceconference; 21st PLEA international conference Passive and low energy architecture; 2004-09-19; 2004-09-22
Abbreviated titlePLEA 21
CityEindhoven
Period19/09/0422/09/04
Other21st PLEA international conference Passive and low energy architecture

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