Towards a guideline for selecting the appropriate abstraction level for building systems simulation

M. Trcka, J.L.M. Hensen

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Abstract

Each modeler meets a challenging task of abstracting the relevant physical behavior of the system to be modeled. What physical phenomena are important for the particular simulation task and what models to use are the questions that need to be answered every time when performing a simulation task. This paper initiates a concept of a guideline that will guide a modeler in selecting the appropriate level of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system modeling abstraction. We introduce the concept of conceptual modeling and fidelity and present possible solutions for measuring the suitability of modeling abstraction level for a particular simulation task. The paper concludes with a simple worked out example that is used to demonstrate the proposed checking criteria.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 17th Int. Air-conditioning and Ventilation Conference, STP - Society of Environmental Engineering, Prague, May 2006
Pages6-CD
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Eventconference; ACV 2006 : Air-conditioning and Ventilation Conference 2006 ; 17, Prague; 2006-05-17; 2006-05-19 -
Duration: 17 May 200619 May 2006

Conference

Conferenceconference; ACV 2006 : Air-conditioning and Ventilation Conference 2006 ; 17, Prague; 2006-05-17; 2006-05-19
Period17/05/0619/05/06
OtherACV 2006 : Air-conditioning and Ventilation Conference 2006 ; 17, Prague

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