Uncertainty and sensitivity analysis for detailed design support

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

Onderzoeksoutput: Hoofdstuk in Boek/Rapport/CongresprocedureConferentiebijdrageAcademicpeer review

13 Citaten (Scopus)
114 Downloads (Pure)


Nowadays, building performance simulation (BPS) is still primarily used for code compliance checking in the Netherlands whilst it could provide the user already useful design information by e.g. indicating design solutions or introducing uncertainty analysis (UA) and sensitivity analysis (SA). This paper summarizes results from an ongoing research introducing UA and SA in BPS. A case study is performed based on a hypothetical building which is part of an international test method for assessing the accuracy of BPS tools with respect to various building performance parameters. SA is accomplished via a freeware tool called Simlab. This is used as a pre- and postprocessor for the BPS software VA114. The SA is based on seven different input parameters, covering different categories like uncertainties in physical and design parameters as well as in boundary conditions. The sample matrix for the different input was generated with the Latin hypercube method. Results considering energy consumption (annual heating and cooling, peak loads) and thermal comfort (weight over- and underheating hours) are compared. The paper will finish with indicating how this research will be proceeded.
Originele taal-2Engels
TitelProceedings of the 10th IBPSA Building Simulation Conference, Tsinghua University, Beijing. September 2007
RedacteurenYi Jiang
UitgeverijInternational Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA)
StatusGepubliceerd - 2007
Evenement10th International IBPSA Building Simulation Conference (BS 2007), September 3-6, 2007, Beijing, China - Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Duur: 3 sep 20076 sep 2007


Congres10th International IBPSA Building Simulation Conference (BS 2007), September 3-6, 2007, Beijing, China
Verkorte titelBS 2007
Ander10th IBPSA Building Simulation Conference


Duik in de onderzoeksthema's van 'Uncertainty and sensitivity analysis for detailed design support'. Samen vormen ze een unieke vingerafdruk.

Citeer dit