Development of a Modular, Loop-Based, HVAC System Simulation

Sponsor:  U.S. Department of Energy

Investigators:  D.E. Fisher

Students:  B. Anderson, C. Iu, A. Murugappan, H. Jin

Description:  The EnergyPlus HVAC simulation environment is under developed as a hybrid implementation of component based and system based environments.  A ‘fluid loop‘, which is an abstract representation of a piping or duct system, will provide the structural framework characteristic of system based models.   HVAC components will be described and connected to the loop in the simulation input and will provide the flexibility characteristic of component based models.