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 residential scale 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.
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
|Event||eSim 2008: 5th IBPSA - Canada Conference - Quebec City, Canada|
Duration: 21 May 2008 → 22 May 2008
|Conference||eSim 2008: 5th IBPSA - Canada Conference|
|City||Quebec City, Canada|
|Period||21/05/08 → 22/05/08|
- combustion cogeneration model
- combustion engine
Ferguson, A., Kelly, N. J., Griffith, B., & Weber, A. (2008). Calibration and validation of a combustion cogeneration model. Paper presented at eSim 2008: 5th IBPSA - Canada Conference, Quebec City, Canada, .