Weather data around the world for design of field hospital HVAC

L. Forejt, J.L.M. Hensen, F. Drkal, P. Barankova

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Abstract

Field hospital (FH) is a military mobile complex to be deployed in almost any climate around the world. Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) system for the Czech Republic FH units is being redesigned. Computer simulation software will be used for the design of HVAC under variety of specific outdoor conditions. Simulation software requires weather data to calculate energy balance of buildings and HVAC systems. Currently there are several weather data sets available for this purpose. All contain weather data but they may differ significantly. Therefore they should be carefully selected prior to their use. Even though a lot of databases are available, there is poor access to proper data outside of U.S., Western Europe and Japan, and in non-typical regions in terms of simulation exercises (i.e. developing countries). This paper reviews accessible weather data files and suggests which weather data should be used for design and long-term performance analysis of FH HVAC system in various non-typical geographical locations around the world.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 17th Int. Air-conditioning and Ventilation Conference, Prague
Place of PublicationPrague
PublisherSTP - Society of Environmental Engineering
Pages6-
ISBN (Print)80-02-01811-7
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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