Energy Simulation of Buildings with a Modular Object-Oriented Tool

  title={Energy Simulation of Buildings with a Modular Object-Oriented Tool},
  author={Rashmin Damle and Oriol Lehmkuhl and G. Colomer and Ivette Rodr{\'i}guez},
The aim of this work is to develop a modular object-oriented tool “NEST” (Numerical Edifice Simulation Tool) for the energy simulation of buildings, which can be coupled with a parallel CFD software. For this purpose, a building is modelled as a collection of basic elements (walls, rooms, outdoor, openings, etc.). Different models (1D, 2D, simplified energy balances, CFD & HT, etc) are implemented for different elements which are capable of solving themselves for given boundary conditions. The… CONTINUE READING
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