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Author Penman, J. M.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION ♦ SOLAR ENERGY ♦ BUILDINGS ♦ THERMAL EFFICIENCY ♦ COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS ♦ COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION ♦ DESIGN ♦ ENERGY DEMAND ♦ MATHEMATICAL MODELS ♦ SAMPLING ♦ SOLAR HEATING SYSTEMS ♦ TIME DEPENDENCE ♦ DEMAND ♦ EFFICIENCY ♦ EQUIPMENT ♦ EVALUATION ♦ HEATING SYSTEMS ♦ SIMULATION ♦ SOLAR EQUIPMENT ♦ Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Building Systems- (1987-) ♦ Solar Thermal Utilization- Space Heating & Cooling
Abstract A microcomputer based simplified dynamic simulation model is used to calculate the seasonal and annual thermal performance of buildings with a reduced sampling of the meteorological database. Simulation speed is a vital in practical design work and with reduced sampling, key energy use indices are shown to be within {approximately}10% of control values, with a tenfold reduction in execution time. Seasonal simulations are performed in under one minute on an IBM AT. This novel approach permits a continuity in the design analysis with initial fast simulation (reduced sampling) to explore design options and standard simulations (hourly sampling) in the final design energy assessment. The results will be relevant to simulations of solar energy devices generally.
ISSN 0038092X
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1991-01-01
Publisher Place United States
Journal Solar Energy
Volume Number 47
Issue Number 6


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