Experimental and Numerical Analysis of Modelling of Solar Shading

Frederik Vildbrad Winther, Mingzhe Liu, Per Heiselberg, Rasmus Lund Jensen

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The use of solar shading in future low energy office buildings is essential for minimizing energy consumption for building services, while maintaining thermal conditions. Implementing solar shading technologies in energy calculations and thermal building simulation programs is essential in order to demonstrate the effect of adaptive solar shading. In order to document the benefits of the shading technology, the description of the shading device in the thermal building simulation software must be described at a reasonably accurate level, related to the specific solar shading device.

This research presents different approaches for modeling solar shading devices, demonstrating the level of accuracy in relation to measurement conducted in a full-scale façade test facility at Aalborg University. The research bridges the gap between increased complexity of solar shading technologies and the use of these technologies in thermal building simulation software.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th Nordic Symposium on Building Physics
Number of pages6
Place of PublicationTrondheim
PublisherNorwegian University of Science and Technology
Publication date2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event11th Nordic Symposium on Building Physics - The Electro Building at Gløshaugen campus, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
Duration: 11 Jun 201714 Jun 2017
Conference number: 11


Conference11th Nordic Symposium on Building Physics
LocationThe Electro Building at Gløshaugen campus, NTNU
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  • Glazed façade
  • Solar shading
  • Venetian blind
  • Dynamic modeling

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