Article | Proceedings of the 10<sup>th</sup> International Modelica Conference; March 10-12; 2014; Lund; Sweden | Coupling occupant behaviour with a building energy model - A FMI application

Title:
Coupling occupant behaviour with a building energy model - A FMI application
Author:
Gilles Plessis: EnerBaT – EDF R&D, Moret sur Loing, France Édouard Amouroux: LIP6 – Universitå de Paris 6, Paris, France Yvon Haradji: EnerBaT – EDF R&D, Moret sur Loing, France
DOI:
10.3384/ecp14096321
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Year:
2014
Conference:
Proceedings of the 10th International Modelica Conference; March 10-12; 2014; Lund; Sweden
Issue:
096
Article no.:
033
Pages:
321-326
No. of pages:
6
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 illustrates the use of Functional Mock-up Interface (FMI) to couple an occupant behaviour simulator and a building model.

Due to their intrinsic nature; occupant behaviour and building and its energy systems are usually represented by different modelling paradigms. The occupant behaviour is here described by agent-based modelling (ABM) whereas the building is described by a set of hybrid differential algebraic equations; typical of dynamic thermal modelling. Such different complex systems cannot be efficiently simulated in a single tool. Therefore; one solution is the tool coupling approach.

The FMI standard for co-simulation; was used to couple the SMACH occupant behaviour simulator and a building energy model built with the BuildSysPro Modelica library. Variables of interest are passed from one model to another at fixed synchronization time steps.

Keywords: Building simulation; behavioural modelling; Specific use of electricity; thermal comfort; Modelica; FMI; co-simulation

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

Author:
Gilles Plessis, Édouard Amouroux, Yvon Haradji
Title:
Coupling occupant behaviour with a building energy model - A FMI application
DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.3384/ecp14096321
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Proceedings of the 10th International Modelica Conference; March 10-12; 2014; Lund; Sweden

Author:
Gilles Plessis, Édouard Amouroux, Yvon Haradji
Title:
Coupling occupant behaviour with a building energy model - A FMI application
DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.3384/ecp14096321
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