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Validated Modelica Building Package for Energy Performance Simulation for Educational and Teaching Purposes

Shan Hua
Centre for Sustainable Building, TU München, Germany

Fabian Reuß
Institute of Energy Efficient and Sustainable Design and Building, TU München, Germany

Manuel Lindauer
Centre for Sustainable Building, TU München, Germany

Jochen Stopper
Centre for Sustainable Building, TU München, Germany

Christoph van Treeck
Chair of Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Building E3D, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

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Published in: The First Japanese Modelica Conferences, May 23-24, Tokyo, Japan

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 124:17, p. 129-138

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Published: 2016-05-18

ISBN: 978-91-7685-749-6

ISSN: 1650-3686 (print), 1650-3740 (online)


This paper introduces the work and application of the Modelica IBPSBuilding package which has been developed at TU München. The aim of the package is to simulate building energy performance, especially the thermal behaviour of buildings. Its application is focused on research and education in order to help application-oriented researchers and students to understand the physical processes of a building performance simulation and gain persuassive simulation results. The package describes all basic processes including conduction, convection, radiation and ventilation, and it is validated with German VDI-Guidelines.


building modeling, energy simulation, adaptive façade


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