Participation in IEA Annex 42 FC-COGEN-SIM: The Simulation of Building-integrated Fuel Cells and Other Cogeneration Systems

Project: Research

Project Details

Description

The project finding allowed Dr Nick Kelly of ESRU to attend four working meetings of an IEA Research Annex (ECBCS Annex 42) and also allowed his participation in the final dissemination conference of the Annex’s work.

Layman's description

The project finding allowed Dr Nick Kelly of ESRU to attend four working meetings of an IEA Research Annex (ECBCS Annex 42) and also allowed his participation in the final dissemination conference of the Annex’s work.

Key findings

EPSRC travel grant EP/D043948/1 allowed Dr Nick Kelly of ESRU to attend four working meetings of the Annex and also allowed his participation in the final dissemination conference of the Annex’s work. The funding proved crucial to the eventual success of the Annex in that it was during the period of the grant that the main software outputs from the Annex’s work were refined, validated and integrated into simulation tools used by thousands of engineers and modelling practitioners worldwide. ESRU was directly responsible for contributing to and managing this activity and would have been unable to do so without funding.

Associated deliverables were as follows.

- A validated generic model around which the Stirling engine SE and internal combustion engine ICE device models were developed.
- The models were implemented within three well-known building simulation software tools: ESP-r (UK), TRNSYS (US), EnergyPlus (US), which are used by thousands of engineers and researchers worldwide.
- Two simulation studies were undertaken using the models. These dealt with the optimisation of thermal storage for micro-CHP in UK housing (Beyer and Kelly, 2008) and assessing the impact of micro-CHP and other microgeneration technologies on the UK electricity network (Kelly et al, 2008).
- A total of 10 publications have emerged directly from ESRU’s participation in Annex 42. These cover topics ranging from the development of the software models through to their use in practice. Of the publications listed, 7 feature international co-authors and 2 feature collaborators from Supergen HDPS.
Acronym FC-COGEN-SIM
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/03/0631/05/08

Funding

  • EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council): £5,205.00

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  • Research Output

    Modelling residential-scale combustion-based cogeneration in building simulation

    Ferguson, A., Kelly, N. J., Weber, A. & Griffith, B., Mar 2009, In : Journal of Building Performance Simulation. 2, 1, p. 1-14 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 41 Citations (Scopus)
    21 Downloads (Pure)

    Calibration and validation of a combustion cogeneration model

    Ferguson, A., Kelly, N. J., Griffith, B. & Weber, A., 2008.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  • Open Access
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  • 11 Citations (Scopus)
    159 Downloads (Pure)

    Activities

    • 2 Participation in conference
    • 1 Organiser of major conference
    • 1 Membership of committee

    3rd International Conference on Microgeneration and Associated Technologies

    Nicolas Kelly (Participant)
    6 Apr 2013

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    2nd International Conference in Microgeneration and Related Technologies, Glasgow April 4-6 2011

    Nicolas Kelly (Chair)
    Apr 2011

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    UKERC - Microgeneration Expert Group (External organisation)

    Nicolas Kelly (Member)
    Jan 20072013

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee