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History and development of validation with the ESP-r simulation program

Journal Article


Abstract


  • It is well recognised that validation of dynamic building simulation programs is a long-term complex task. There have been

    many large national and international efforts that have led to a well-established validation methodology comprising

    analytical, inter-program comparison and empirical validation elements, and a significant number of tests have been developed.

    As simulation usage increases, driven by such initiatives as the European Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, such

    tests are starting to be incorporated into national and international standards. Although many program developers have

    run many of the developed tests, there does not appear to have been a systematic attempt to incorporate such tests into

    routine operation of the simulation programs. This paper reports work undertaken to address this deficiency. The paper

    summarizes the tests that have been applied to the simulation program ESP-r. These tests have been developed within

    International Energy Agency Annexes, within CEN standards, within various large-scale national projects, and by the UK’s

    Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers. The structure used to encapsulate the tests allows developers to ensure that

    recent code modifications have not resulted in unforeseen impacts on program predictions, and allows users to check for themselves

    against benchmarks.

UOW Authors


Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Strachan, P., Kokogiannakis, G. & Macdonald, I. A. (2008). History and development of validation with the ESP-r simulation program. Building and Environment, 43 (4), 601-609.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-36549018553

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/3643

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 8

Start Page


  • 601

End Page


  • 609

Volume


  • 43

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • It is well recognised that validation of dynamic building simulation programs is a long-term complex task. There have been

    many large national and international efforts that have led to a well-established validation methodology comprising

    analytical, inter-program comparison and empirical validation elements, and a significant number of tests have been developed.

    As simulation usage increases, driven by such initiatives as the European Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, such

    tests are starting to be incorporated into national and international standards. Although many program developers have

    run many of the developed tests, there does not appear to have been a systematic attempt to incorporate such tests into

    routine operation of the simulation programs. This paper reports work undertaken to address this deficiency. The paper

    summarizes the tests that have been applied to the simulation program ESP-r. These tests have been developed within

    International Energy Agency Annexes, within CEN standards, within various large-scale national projects, and by the UK’s

    Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers. The structure used to encapsulate the tests allows developers to ensure that

    recent code modifications have not resulted in unforeseen impacts on program predictions, and allows users to check for themselves

    against benchmarks.

UOW Authors


Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Strachan, P., Kokogiannakis, G. & Macdonald, I. A. (2008). History and development of validation with the ESP-r simulation program. Building and Environment, 43 (4), 601-609.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-36549018553

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/3643

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 8

Start Page


  • 601

End Page


  • 609

Volume


  • 43

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom