A review of ESP-r’s flexible solution approach and its application to prospective technical domain developments

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This paper reviews the cooperating solver approach to building simulation as encapsulated within the ESP-r system. The application of the approach to the core technical domains underpinning building simulation is discussed along with its extension to the additional, diverse domains needed to support broader and/or more detailed analysis. The implications for computational overhead through expanding the repertoire of ESP-r are also considered. The paper concludes with an appraisal of the ability of the cooperating solver approach to cater for anticipated future application demands.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Building Energy Research
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781136572470
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jul 2013


  • building performance
  • equation solution methods
  • integrated modelling

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