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Deploying building simulation to enhance the experimental design of a full-scale empirical validation project

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posted on 02.07.2019, 13:26 by Eirini Mantesi, Konstantinos Mourkos, Christina Hopfe, Rob McLeod, Paraskevi Vatougiou, Matthias Kersken, Paul Strachan
Empirical validation of building simulation results is a complex and time-consuming process. A well-structured and thorough experimental design is therefore a crucial step of the experimental procedure. A full-scale empirical validation study is planned to take place within IEA EBC Annex 71: “Building energy performance assessment based on in situ measurements”. The experimental data are currently being gathered in two experiments being conducted at the Fraunhofer IBP test site at Holzkirchen in Germany. This paper describes the methodology followed during the experimental design of the project. Particular focus is on how Building Performance Simulation (BPS) was used to assist the preparation of the actual experiment, to determine suitable test sequences, magnitudes of heat inputs and temperature variations. A combination of both deterministic and probabilistic simulation (using the method of Morris) is employed to replicate the actual experiment and to assess the sensitivity of the model to uncertain input parameters. A number of experimental errors are identified in the experiment, primarily concerning the magnitude of heat inputs. Moreover, the paper includes a discussion on lessons learned from the simulations and on the reliability, reproducibility and limitations of the suggested experimental design procedure.

Funding

German Federal Ministry Economic Affairs and Energy.

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  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Published in

Proceedings of Building Simulation 2019: 16th Conference of IBPSA

Pages

4538 - 4545

Citation

MANTESI, E. ... et al, 2019. Deploying building simulation to enhance the experimental design of a full-scale empirical validation project. IN: Corrado, V. ... et al (eds). Proceedings of Building Simulation 2019: 16th Conference of IBPSA, Rome, Italy, 2nd-4th September 2019, pp.4538-4545.

Publisher

IBPSA

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Acceptance date

06/05/2019

Publication date

2020-04-01

ISBN

9781775052012

ISSN

2522-2708

Language

en

Editor(s)

V Corrado; E Fabrizio; A Gasparella; F Patuzzi

Location

Rome, Italy

Event dates

2nd September 2019 - 4th September 2019

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