Validation of a Building Thermal Model in Clim2000 Simulation Software Using Full-scale Experimental Data, Sensitivity Analysis and Uncertainty Analysis

Abstract

Within the framework of full-scale experimental validation of the global building energy simulation software programme CLIM2000, an experimentation has been carried out in a 100 m² real house from Oct 95 to May 96. First, we compare the simulated results with the experimental results. Then, we applied two different screening methods (sensitivity analysis) to the model in order to exhibit the most influent parameters and to calculate the output confidence interval (uncertainty analysis), and to compare the pertinence of each method in terms of results precision and calculation time. The experimental results are compared with the output uncertainty in order to see if they are included in the confidence interval.

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