Energy Consumption and Indoor Environment Predicted by a Combination of Computational Fluid Dynamics and Building Energy Performance Simulation

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Abstract

An interconnection between a building energy performance simulation program and a Computational Fluid Dynamics program (CFD) for room air distribution is introduced for improvement of the predictions of both the energy consumption and the indoor environment.The article describes a calculation of the energy consumption in a large building where the building energy simulation program is modified by CFD predictions of the flow between three zones that are connected by pressure and buoyancy-driven air flow through open areas. The two programs are interconnected in an iterative procedure. The article shows also an evaluation of the air quality in the main area of the buildings based on CFD predictions. It is demonstrated that an interconnection between a CFD program and a building energy performance simulation program will improve both the energy consumption data and the prediction of thermal comfort and air quality in a selected area of the building.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Workshop "Integrated Building Simulation", Gliwice-Wisla, 2003
EditorsBaranowski, A.
Place of PublicationAalborg
PublisherSilesian University of Technology
Publication date2003
Pages35-46
ISBN (Print)8390793768
Publication statusPublished - 2003
EventEnergy Consumption and Indoor Environment Predicted by a Combination of Computational Fluid Dynamics and Building Energy Performance Simulation -
Duration: 19 May 2010 → …

Conference

ConferenceEnergy Consumption and Indoor Environment Predicted by a Combination of Computational Fluid Dynamics and Building Energy Performance Simulation
Period19/05/2010 → …

Keywords

  • Indoor Environment
  • Building Energy Performance Simulation
  • Energy Consumption

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