Simulations of the energy performance of smart windows based on user presence using a simplified balance temperature approach
(English)In: Energy and Buildings, ISSN 0378-7788Article in journal (Other academic) Submitted
In this paper a simulation tool for simulating and comparing windows have been further developed so that the software also can simulate smart windows with the ability to vary the g-value or the solar heat gain coefficient. The g-value can be controlled using different control strategies, which can be based on time control, user control and different types of daylight control. The software is basically a simulation tool to calculate the energy for heating and cooling caused by the windows as a building component. Due to the simplicity of the program, it is suitable as a tool for selecting the right type of window for a certain building. Six different control strategies have been developed to show different approaches for controlling smart windows. Some results are shown as examples of how the new functionality is working. This new functionality of the software makes it easy to compare smart windows between themselves and also to make fair comparisons with static windows.
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject Engineering Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-110700OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-110700DiVA: diva2:278004