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Abstract

This final report starts by recounting the history of the development of the computer program suite ESP and by giving an overview of its structure and content: the system comprises nine program modules which together allow the user to model the energy behaviour of buildings and the plant within them as they respond dynamically to climatic stimulus. The report then deals with the enhancements and extensions funded by EEC Contract No EEA-5-059-GB. These include: i. improved input management facilities ii. extended graphics output iii. increased rigour in the computational processes (exposed surface shading, internal geometry insolation, view factor prediction and air movement) iv. improved facility for climatological database management and analysis, and v. introduction of a range of plant simulation modules The enhanced and extended system has now been fully implemented in Fortran 77 running under UNIX and is thus portable onto a wide range of UNIX machines; current implementations exist on an APOLLO, a SUN, VAX 750 and a Whitechapel. The report also deals with the testing and validation of the model; this has been accomplished in association with the IEA Annexes 4 and 10 and in association with the SERC SPP Validation Exercise.

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Authors: CLARKE J A, ABACUS, FACULTY OF ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE, GLASGOW (UK);MACRANDAL D ABACUS, FACULTY OF ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE, GLASGOW (UK), ABACUS, FACULTY OF ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE, GLASGOW (UK)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 10086 EN (1985) MF, 17 P., BFR 150, BLOW-UP COPY BFR 200, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
Availability: Can be ordered online
Record Number: 1989124034700 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en
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