Calibration and validation of a combustion cogeneration model

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

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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 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.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventeSim 2008: 5th IBPSA - Canada Conference - Quebec City, Canada
Duration: 21 May 200822 May 2008

Conference

ConferenceeSim 2008: 5th IBPSA - Canada Conference
CityQuebec City, Canada
Period21/05/0822/05/08

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Keywords

  • combustion cogeneration model
  • calibration
  • validation
  • combustion engine

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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, .