Introduction to Building Performance Simulation
- Department of Environmental Engineering
Overview and application of software tools in HVAC engineering.
Basics of heat transfer by conduction, convection and radiation, basics of indoor environment enginering.
- Syllabus of lectures:
Simulation of solar irradiation and shading, contamionant spread in air, light and visual comfort; integrated simulation tools, ESP-r; databases, model geometry, wall attributes, boundary conditions, simulation, results analysis, verification and validation.
- Syllabus of tutorials:
The practical part of the course deals with the use of ESP-r software. Students will learn the basic skills from defining model geometry, wall attributes and boundary condtions to analysing simulation results.
- Study Objective:
The aim is a) to get an overview of software tools for simulations of buildings and HVAC systems,
b) to learn how to use the ESP-r software in support for the design and assessment of HVAC systems and thermal comfort in buildings.
- Study materials:
Clarke, J. A. Energy Simulation in Building Design. 2nd edition. Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford 2001. ISBN 0-750-65082-6. 362 s.
Hand, J.W. The ESP-r Cookbook. Energy Systems Research Unit. University of Strathclyde, Glasgow 2008. 246 s.
- Further information:
- No time-table has been prepared for this course
- The course is a part of the following study plans: