Empirical Validation of a Thermal Model of a Complex Roof Including Phase Change Materials
AbstractThis paper deals with the empirical validation of a building thermal model of a complex roof including a phase change material (PCM). A mathematical model dedicated to PCMs based on the heat apparent capacity method was implemented in a multi-zone building simulation code, the aim being to increase the understanding of the thermal behavior of the whole building with PCM technologies. In order to empirically validate the model, the methodology is based both on numerical and experimental studies. A parametric sensitivity analysis was performed and a set of parameters of the thermal model has been identified for optimization. The use of the generic optimization program called GenOpt® coupled to the building simulation code enabled to determine the set of adequate parameters. We first present the empirical validation methodology and main results of previous work. We then give an overview of GenOpt® and its coupling with the building simulation code. Finally, once the optimization results are obtained, comparisons of the thermal predictions with measurements are found to be acceptable and are presented. View Full-Text
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Guichard, S.; Miranville, F.; Bigot, D.; Malet-Damour, B.; Libelle, T.; Boyer, H. Empirical Validation of a Thermal Model of a Complex Roof Including Phase Change Materials. Energies 2016, 9, 9.
Guichard S, Miranville F, Bigot D, Malet-Damour B, Libelle T, Boyer H. Empirical Validation of a Thermal Model of a Complex Roof Including Phase Change Materials. Energies. 2016; 9(1):9.Chicago/Turabian Style
Guichard, Stéphane; Miranville, Frédéric; Bigot, Dimitri; Malet-Damour, Bruno; Libelle, Teddy; Boyer, Harry. 2016. "Empirical Validation of a Thermal Model of a Complex Roof Including Phase Change Materials." Energies 9, no. 1: 9.
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