Extending and formalizing the energy signature method for calibrating simulations and illustrating with application for three California climates

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Title: Extending and formalizing the energy signature method for calibrating simulations and illustrating with application for three California climates
Author: Bensouda, Nabil
Abstract: This thesis extends and formalizes the energy signature method developed by Wei et al . (1998 ) for the rapid calibration of cooling and heating energy consumption simulations for commercial buildings . This method is based on the use of "calibration signatures" which characterize the difference between measured and simulated performance . By creating a library of shapes for certain known errors , clues can be provided to the analyst to use in identifying what simulation input errors may be causing the discrepancies . These are referred to as "characteristic signatures" . In this thesis , sets of characteristic signatures are produced for the climates typified by Pasadena , Sacramento and Oakland , California for each of the four major system types : single -duct variable -air -volume , single -duct constant -volume , dual -duct variable -air -volume and dual -duct constant -volume . A detailed step -by -step description is given for the proposed methodology , and two examples and a real -world case study serve to illustrate the use of the signature method .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /1080
Date: 2004-11-15

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Extending and formalizing the energy signature method for calibrating simulations and illustrating with application for three California climates. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /1080 .

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