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Performing complex parametric simulations with jEPlus

Zhang, Yi; Korolija, Ivan; (2010) Performing complex parametric simulations with jEPlus. In: 9th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies, SET 2010. Shanghai Jiao Tong University: Shanghai, China. Green open access

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Abstract

Parametric study is a useful method for exploring alternative design options and establishing dependencies between design variables. The development of an open-source research tool, jEPlus, has been reported in 2009. The tool is designed to assist setting up parametric runs with EnergyPlus models, and to perform the simulations in “parallel” mode. This paper uses an example to demonstrate how jEPlus can be used for setting up complex parametric runs. In the example, four different building types and five HVAC system configurations were considered along with design parameters including insulation, glazing, temperature set points and day lighting control options. Further more, the simulations were carried out in three different climatic regions. Given that the total number of simulations exceeds 30,000, it would have been a tedious, if not impossible, job to set them up manually. jEPlus made it trivial, however, by automating the tasks such as generating input files for EnergyPlus, executing simulations, and extracting results.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Performing complex parametric simulations with jEPlus
Event: International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies
Location: Shanghai, China
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://me.sjtu.edu.cn/en/news/12078.html
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the version of record. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: EnergyPlus, parametric study, jEPlus, HVAC, building simulation
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Bartlett School Env, Energy and Resources
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10149650
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