Conference article

HumanComfort Modelica-Library Thermal Comfort in Buildings and Mobile Applications

Boris Michælson
XRG Simulation GmbH, Germany

Joerg Eiden
XRG Simulation GmbH, Germany

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Published in: Proceedings of the 7th International Modelica Conference; Como; Italy; 20-22 September 2009

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 43:45, s. 403-412

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Published: 2009-12-29

ISBN: 978-91-7393-513-5

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

Abstract

The HumanComfort library provides basic models to predict the thermal comfort of occupants within an airconditioned space in mobile or stationary applications. The library is modularly structured to allow a flexible use in combination with air conditioning systems or complex zone simulations. The HumanComfort library provides models and functions to establish a multi zone model to analyse the interaction between the inertia of the zone and a HVAC (heating ventilation and air conditioning) system relating to the thermal comfort of the occupants. The validation of the building simulation including a thermal comfort analysis was done by a comparative validation test with EnergyPlus using DesingBuilder.

Keywords

Human comfort; thermal comfort; PMV; PPD; GTO; multi zone model

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