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Modelling and Calibration of a Thermal Model for an Automotive Cabin using HumanComfort Library

Stefan Wischhusen
XRG Simulation GmbH, Hamburg, Germany

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Published in: Proceedings of the 9th International MODELICA Conference; September 3-5; 2012; Munich; Germany

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 76:25, p. 253-263

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Published: 2012-11-19

ISBN: 978-91-7519-826-2

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


This article aims to describe a modular system level modeling approach for the thermal behavior of an automotive cabin. The model is parameterized with geometric and physical data. At the end a set of 6 parameters is used to calibrate the model with two measurement data sets: one for a passive heat up and active pull down and one for a cold heat up. The procedure can be used as a recipe for developing own models of the same kind which may be used in integrated thermal management studies.


automotive cabin; calibration; thermal simulation; air conditioning; integrated thermal management


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