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Title:
Recent Developments of the Modelica "Buildings" Library for Building Energy and Control Systems
Author:
Michael Wetter: Simulation Research Group, Building Technologies Department, Environmental Energy Technologies Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA Wangda Zuo: Simulation Research Group, Building Technologies Department, Environmental Energy Technologies Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA Thierry Stephane Nouidui: Simulation Research Group, Building Technologies Department, Environmental Energy Technologies Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
DOI:
10.3384/ecp11063266
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Year:
2011
Conference:
Proceedings of the 8th International Modelica Conference; March 20th-22nd; Technical Univeristy; Dresden; Germany
Issue:
063
Article no.:
030
Pages:
266-275
No. of pages:
10
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2011-06-30
ISBN:
978-91-7393-096-3
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


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At the Modelica 2009 conference; we introduced the Buildings library; a freely available Modelica library for building energy and control systems.

This paper reports the updates of the library and presents example applications for a range of heating; ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Over the past two years; the library has been further developed. The number of HVAC components models has been doubled and various components have been revised to increase numerical robustness.

The paper starts with an overview of the library architecture and a description of the main packages. To demonstrate the features of the Buildings library; applications that include multizone air ow simulation as well as supervisorand local loop control of a variable air volume (VAV) system are brie y described. The pap closes with a discussion of the current development.

Keywords: Building energy systems; heating; ventilation; air-conditioning; controls

Proceedings of the 8th International Modelica Conference; March 20th-22nd; Technical Univeristy; Dresden; Germany

Author:
Michael Wetter, Wangda Zuo, Thierry Stephane Nouidui
Title:
Recent Developments of the Modelica "Buildings" Library for Building Energy and Control Systems
DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.3384/ecp11063266
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Proceedings of the 8th International Modelica Conference; March 20th-22nd; Technical Univeristy; Dresden; Germany

Author:
Michael Wetter, Wangda Zuo, Thierry Stephane Nouidui
Title:
Recent Developments of the Modelica "Buildings" Library for Building Energy and Control Systems
DOI:
https://doi.org10.3384/ecp11063266
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