Article | Proceedings of the 7th International Modelica Conference; Como; Italy; 20-22 September 2009 | HumanComfort Modelica-Library Thermal Comfort in Buildings and Mobile Applications

Title:
HumanComfort Modelica-Library Thermal Comfort in Buildings and Mobile Applications
Author:
Boris Michælson: XRG Simulation GmbH, Germany Joerg Eiden: XRG Simulation GmbH, Germany
DOI:
10.3384/ecp09430082
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Year:
2009
Conference:
Proceedings of the 7th International Modelica Conference; Como; Italy; 20-22 September 2009
Issue:
043
Article no.:
045
Pages:
403-412
No. of pages:
10
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2009-12-29
ISBN:
978-91-7393-513-5
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


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

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

Author:
Boris Michælson, Joerg Eiden
Title:
HumanComfort Modelica-Library Thermal Comfort in Buildings and Mobile Applications
DOI:
10.3384/ecp09430082
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Proceedings of the 7th International Modelica Conference; Como; Italy; 20-22 September 2009

Author:
Boris Michælson, Joerg Eiden
Title:
HumanComfort Modelica-Library Thermal Comfort in Buildings and Mobile Applications
DOI:
10.3384/ecp09430082
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Citations:
  • Pilar Morales-Vald√©s, Antonio Flores-Tlacuahua & Victor M. Zavala (2014). Analyzing the effects of comfort relaxation on energy demand flexibility of buildings: A multiobjective optimization approach. Energy and Buildings, 85: 416. DOI: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2014.09.040