A Detached House Simulation Using the International Building Physics Toolbox in Matlab\Simulink


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Energy savings are an important issue in the context of climate change. The main goal of researchers is to study and develop new methods of improving energy efficiency in household heating. In this paper a Matlab toolbox is presented and explained. The toolbox is developed for researchers and students interested in simulating building energy behavior. A test room is developed and simulated and a radiator model is implemented. Two types of heating are used during the simulation: a radiant floor heating and a panel radiator. A simple on-off control is used for each heating system. The goal of the paper is to study the impact on energy consumption of each heating system used and their impact on energy consumption when the two heating systems are used in different configurations.



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Grigore Gogu, Inocentiu Maniu, Erwin-Christian Lovasz, Jean-Christophe Fauroux and Valentin Ciupe




V. Muresan et al., "A Detached House Simulation Using the International Building Physics Toolbox in Matlab\Simulink", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 162, pp. 567-574, 2012

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March 2012




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