Co-simulation for enabling performance prediction of advanced facades (6 -…
Co-simulation for enabling performance prediction of advanced facades
2 - Why is this important?
necessary to avoid wrong predictions in certain cases
considering interrelated physical domains
virtual rapid prototyping of emerging technologies
No need for monolithic tools. Benefit from constant domain-specific developments
Multi-scale, multi-partner developments
1 - Why is it particularly relevant for adaptive facades? (compared to conventional facades?)
Limitations of mono-simulation
Need for more holistic performance assessment
Complexity of components (physical-mathematical model) for adaptive facades
Complexity of control of adaptive facades (limited set of control parameters/options in BPS)
3 - How do we define co-simulation?
What are the different roles and functions?
7 - How can co-simulation be used for considering advanced control strategies?
Use dedicated control software
Software in the loop for BMS systems
Hardware in the loop for (advanced facade?) product development
Real-time simulation for advanced control (maybe is the same as model-based?)
5 - What are the available coupling techniques?
Computer science issues
run-time coupling vs off-line
iterative vs. ping-pong
6 - What software tools can be used?
Matlab as middleware
Direct coupling with dedicated components (e.g. Trnsys Type 155 or TypeDLT)
9 - What are the future trends and developments in BPS that will enhance co-simulation?
"Spawn of EnergyPlus" filosophy
8 - How to decide when to use co-simulation or not?
Don't use when not necessary
What are the considerations?
propose a strategy based on Fabio's Appendix
4 - What can co-simulation be used for?
Coupling of thermal models
Coupling of thermal and lighting models
More sophisticated controls (see focus on using co-simulation for advanced control strategies
evidence from literature. How is it used today? What has been done?
When - which design phase? Operation?