Complex energy simlulation using simplified user interaction mechanisms

Jeremy Cockroft, Sabeeta Ghauri, Aizaz Aamir Samuel, Paul Gerard Tuohy

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Abstract

Simulation of energy systems and associated thermodynamic domains is very powerful in delivering precise information at high resolution. Modelling software requires detailed information about the energy system. The specialised user
usually has questions about specific aspects of the energy system and may not be interested in the complete set of outputs available from simulation results. Similarly the specialised user may only be concerned about a subset of the inputs provided to the software. This suggests an opportunity to develop an input / output scheme tailored for the specialised user. The power of simulation can be accessed through the use of simplified interfaces. Although these restrict flexibility in terms of model input / output data the specialised user is only interested in a
subset of the capability of the underlying simulation tool. Robust results rely on a consistent underlying simulation context, this restricted interface ensures
that only the parameters of interest to the users are modifiable and that other simulation parameters remain fixed ensuring a consistent and repeatable
output. One such example of limited user interaction for both output and input is the ADEPT interface to whole building and plant dynamic modelling and
simulation suite ESP­r (ESRU 2002). The interface was developed in the context of the UK domesticheating market. This paper describes the development of the ADEPT tool and associated spreadsheet templates in order to provide a readily
usable platform for the study of domestic heating systems and controls for plant and control components manufacturers, regulatory authorities and research organisations.

Conference

ConferenceBuilding Simulation 2009, 11th International Building Performance Simulation Association Conference
CityGlasgow, UK
Period27/07/0930/07/09

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User Interaction
energy
simulation
Spreadsheets
interaction
Energy
Output
Simulation
Thermodynamics
Heating
Software
Spreadsheet
input-output model
Dynamic Modeling
research organization
regulatory authority
Simulation Tool
Template
heat pump
High Resolution

Keywords

  • energy simulation
  • simplified user interaction
  • buildings
  • complex energy
  • mechanisms

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Cockroft, J., Ghauri, S., Samuel, A. A., & Tuohy, P. G. (2009). Complex energy simlulation using simplified user interaction mechanisms. 1962-1967. Paper presented at Building Simulation 2009, 11th International Building Performance Simulation Association Conference, Glasgow, UK, .
Cockroft, Jeremy ; Ghauri, Sabeeta ; Samuel, Aizaz Aamir ; Tuohy, Paul Gerard. / Complex energy simlulation using simplified user interaction mechanisms. Paper presented at Building Simulation 2009, 11th International Building Performance Simulation Association Conference, Glasgow, UK, .6 p.
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Cockroft, J, Ghauri, S, Samuel, AA & Tuohy, PG 2009, 'Complex energy simlulation using simplified user interaction mechanisms' Paper presented at Building Simulation 2009, 11th International Building Performance Simulation Association Conference, Glasgow, UK, 27/07/09 - 30/07/09, pp. 1962-1967.

Complex energy simlulation using simplified user interaction mechanisms. / Cockroft, Jeremy; Ghauri, Sabeeta; Samuel, Aizaz Aamir; Tuohy, Paul Gerard.

2009. 1962-1967 Paper presented at Building Simulation 2009, 11th International Building Performance Simulation Association Conference, Glasgow, UK, .

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