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Energies 2017, 10(12), 2013; doi:10.3390/en10122013

Solution Validation for a Double Façade Prototype

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Computing Laboratory, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
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ACCIONA Infraestructuras (S.L.), 28108 Madrid, Spain
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Received: 9 October 2017 / Revised: 8 November 2017 / Accepted: 12 November 2017 / Published: 1 December 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Energy Storage and Application)
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Abstract

A Solution Validation involves comparing the data obtained from the system that are implemented following the model recommendations, as well as the model results. This paper presents a Solution Validation that has been performed with the aim of certifying that a set of computer-optimized designs, for a double façade, are consistent with reality. To validate the results obtained through simulation models, based on dynamic thermal calculation and using Computational Fluid Dynamic techniques, a comparison with the data obtained by monitoring a real implemented prototype has been carried out. The new validated model can be used to describe the system thermal behavior in different climatic zones without having to build a new prototype. The good performance of the proposed double façade solution is confirmed since the validation assures there is a considerable energy saving, preserving and even improving interior comfort. This work shows all the processes in the Solution Validation depicting some of the problems we faced and represents an example of this kind of validation that often is not considered in a simulation project. View Full-Text
Keywords: solution validation; simulation; optimization; double façade; energy saving; energy demand solution validation; simulation; optimization; double façade; energy saving; energy demand
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Fonseca i Casas, P.; Fonseca i Casas, A.; Garrido-Soriano, N.; Godoy, A.; Pujols, W.-C.; Garcia, J. Solution Validation for a Double Façade Prototype. Energies 2017, 10, 2013.

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