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Title:
The Modelica Thermal Model Generation Tool for Automated Creation of a Coupled Airflow; Radiation Model and Wall Model in Modelica
Author:
Arnav Pathak: Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics, Deptartment Indoor Climate, Germany Victor Norrefeldt: Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics, Deptartment Indoor Climate, Germany Abdellah Lemouedda: Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics, Deptartment Indoor Climate, Germany Gunnar Grün: Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics, Deptartment Indoor Climate, Germany
DOI:
10.3384/ecp14096115
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Year:
2014
Conference:
Proceedings of the 10th International Modelica Conference; March 10-12; 2014; Lund; Sweden
Issue:
096
Article no.:
012
Pages:
115-124
No. of pages:
10
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2014-03-10
ISBN:
978-91-7519-380-9
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


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This paper presents the Modelica Thermal Model Generation Tool. The aim of this tool is to enable the user to set up a geometrically correct thermal model for complex geometries that allows predicting the impact of heated/heating devices and their location both in terms of airflow pattern and radiation distribution. Using a geometry file exported from CAD software; the tool distributes wall facets; air nodes and computes the long-wave radiant view factor matrix for obstructed and unobstructed surfaces. This information is exported as ready to use Modelica code. The zonal model VEPZO is used to model airflow within a domain (enclosed space). This model allows predicting airflow and air temperature distribution in space on a coarse mesh and thus computes faster than classical CFD computations. Walls are subdivided on the same grid as the zonal model is set upon. For each wall facet; the Modelica Thermal Model Generation Tool computes the view factors to the other facets in the domain.

Comparison of simulated results with test data and application of the Modelica Thermal Model Generation Tool for a room with radiant heating and for the cooling of an aircraft cockpit are presented in this paper.

Keywords: Thermal Model; VEPZO; Airflow Simulation; View Factor Calculation; Long-wave Radiant Heat Exchange; LowRad

Proceedings of the 10th International Modelica Conference; March 10-12; 2014; Lund; Sweden

Author:
Arnav Pathak, Victor Norrefeldt, Abdellah Lemouedda, Gunnar Grün
Title:
The Modelica Thermal Model Generation Tool for Automated Creation of a Coupled Airflow; Radiation Model and Wall Model in Modelica
DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.3384/ecp14096115
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Proceedings of the 10th International Modelica Conference; March 10-12; 2014; Lund; Sweden

Author:
Arnav Pathak, Victor Norrefeldt, Abdellah Lemouedda, Gunnar Grün
Title:
The Modelica Thermal Model Generation Tool for Automated Creation of a Coupled Airflow; Radiation Model and Wall Model in Modelica
DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.3384/ecp14096115
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