In recent decades, Double Skin Facades (DSF) and their thermal performance have been subject of numerous studies in literature. Despite this, the availability of rapid, robust, and accurate tools for evaluating the performance of naturally ventilated double skin facades is still very limited, since only few published models have been accompanied by a complete experimental validation. Furthermore, the integration and coupling of such models within building energy simulation tools remains a complex task due to the multiple functionalities of the transparent and ventilated façade interacting with the building environment. To this purpose this paper presents the implementation in Modelica of a model for naturally ventilated DSF and its validation against the dataset of an experimental campaign carried out in Aalborg, Denmark. The aim is to provide an open and robust tool easily integrable in the recent development of Modelica building libraries under the umbrella of the IBPSA project 1. Moreover, in this study a sensitivity analysis has been carried out on the selection of the surface convective heat transfer inside the ventilated channel according to different correlations, which gives insight on the relevance of this choice.

Modelling naturally ventilated double skin facade in Modelica

Dama Alessandro;Zanetti Ettore;Casella Francesco;
2021

Abstract

In recent decades, Double Skin Facades (DSF) and their thermal performance have been subject of numerous studies in literature. Despite this, the availability of rapid, robust, and accurate tools for evaluating the performance of naturally ventilated double skin facades is still very limited, since only few published models have been accompanied by a complete experimental validation. Furthermore, the integration and coupling of such models within building energy simulation tools remains a complex task due to the multiple functionalities of the transparent and ventilated façade interacting with the building environment. To this purpose this paper presents the implementation in Modelica of a model for naturally ventilated DSF and its validation against the dataset of an experimental campaign carried out in Aalborg, Denmark. The aim is to provide an open and robust tool easily integrable in the recent development of Modelica building libraries under the umbrella of the IBPSA project 1. Moreover, in this study a sensitivity analysis has been carried out on the selection of the surface convective heat transfer inside the ventilated channel according to different correlations, which gives insight on the relevance of this choice.
Building Simulation 2021 Conference Proceedings
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