Calibration and validation of a combustion-cogeneration

A. Ferguson, N.J. Kelly, Brent Griffith, Andreas Weber

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

9 Citations (Scopus)
87 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

This paper describes the calibration and validation of a combustion cogeneration model for whole-building simulation. As part of IEA Annex 42, we proposed a combustion cogeneration model for studying residentialscale cogeneration systems based on both Stirling and internal combustion engines. We implemented this model independently in the EnergyPlus, ESP-r and TRNSYS building simulation programs, and undertook a comprehensive effort to validate the model's predictions. Using established comparative testing and empirical validation principles, we vetted the model's theoretical basis and its software implementations. The results demonstrate acceptable-to-excellent agreement, and suggest the calibrated model can be used with confidence.
Original languageEnglish
Pages25-32
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 20 May 2008
EventThe Canadian Building Simulation Conference, eSim 2008 - Quebec City, Canada
Duration: 20 May 200822 May 2008

Conference

ConferenceThe Canadian Building Simulation Conference, eSim 2008
CityQuebec City, Canada
Period20/05/0822/05/08

Keywords

  • combustion cogeneration model
  • calibration
  • validation
  • residential scale cogeneration systems

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Calibration and validation of a combustion-cogeneration'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Ferguson, A., Kelly, N. J., Griffith, B., & Weber, A. (2008). Calibration and validation of a combustion-cogeneration. 25-32. Paper presented at The Canadian Building Simulation Conference, eSim 2008, Quebec City, Canada, .