Uncertainties in different level assessments of domestic ventilation system

In order to improve the quality of ventilation systems, assessments are widely used. In this paper, 3 main assessment levels are distinguished based on the number of ventilation systems to be assessed and the assessment objective.

Method to assess the performance of ventilation systems in dwellings considering the influence of uncertainties

Normally, the design of a ventilation system in a dwelling is based on national regulations, related design rules, building tradition and general knowledge about healthy indoor air quality, ventilation and air handling units. In practice, the actual performance of ventilation systems is determined by ventilation components, building properties, outdoor environment and occupant behavior. Unspecified items in the design rules and uncontrollable items in the design stage will bring uncertainties which may cause the actual performance deviating from the designed performance.

Performance of Counter Flow Heat Recovery Ventilation Systems in Dwellings Considering the Influence of Uncertainties

Both critical and optimistic claims have been made regarding the performance of heat recovery ventilation systems (HRVS) in dwellings. Such arguments are raised partly because two key aspects are not fully clarified, i.e. the performance criteria and the influence of uncertainties. In the current paper, an assessment method for HRVS considering the influence of uncertainties is described. This includes  adequate assessment criteria, the method of identifying the uncertainties, and the method of addressing the influence of such uncertainties.

Building thermal modelling: An example of radiative exchange between system and enveloppe taking account uncertainties

The problem developed and analyzed in this paper is that of the estimation of the uncertainty associated with the results obtained by numerical simulation codes of physical systems induced from input data. Implicitly posed by the authors is the delicate question concerning the use of the output obtained by calculation codes used in prediction situations, and the reliability which can be attributed to such ouput. One example of thermal behaviour of simple physical systems is treated, serving as an illustration.