Gottfried Knabe and Huu-Thoi Le
Bibliographic info:
Building Simulation, 7, 2001, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, p. 965-972

This article introduces building simulation in conjunction with a HVAC system, especially a split system, considering thermal and moisture behaviors of the perimeter walls. A description of such a HVAC system is taken from TASK 22/ HVAC BESTEST [4]. Its model had already been validated by analytical methods and verified by comparative tests [5]. In order to simulate the thermal and moisture behaviors of the walls a TYPE 158 [6] has been developed based on the finite element method. Its results are in very good agreement with the humidity response function [7]. The TYPE 158 and the humidity response function are suited for the determination of energy consumption and for the evaluation of control behaviors, respectively.