Data-Requirements Specification to Support BIM-Based HVAC-Definitions in Modelica

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Title: Data-Requirements Specification to Support BIM-Based HVAC-Definitions in Modelica
Authors: Wimmer, Richard
Maile, Tobias
O'Donnell, James T.
et al.
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/6147
Date: Sep-2014
Abstract: Recent developments in Building Information Model (BIM) capable software are leading to increased interoperability among heterogeneous tools. The results are representing greater levels of data available for all stakeholders involved in the building industry. The increasing range of data within BIMs enables the reuse of data for downstream applications such as Building Energy Performance Simulation (BEPS). Current BEPS tools work well in many modeling scenarios, but fail to support innovative and flexible model configurations due to existing tool limitations. Modelica is an object-oriented, equation-based programming language used for detailed dynamic simulation purposes across different industries. The use of Modelica in the building industry is increasing and it is a promising and flexible tool to provide modeling solutions addressing the upcoming challenges in the building industry and beyond. This paper illustrates a method of using BIM based information as the primary data source for a flexible simulation application. It includes an implementation for a defined generic use case.
Type of material: Conference Publication
Copyright (published version): 2014 the authors
Keywords: BIM;Modelica
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Conference Details: BauSIM 2014, Aachen, Germany, September, 2014
Appears in Collections:Mechanical & Materials Engineering Research Collection

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