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PASSYS II

Objective

The aim of this project is the testing of passive solar components, validation of a detailed simulation model ESP and development of simplified design and calculation tools. This work will be carried out in 10 solar test facilities in different EC countries.

Work in PASSYS II is a continuation of PASSYS I which started in 1986. The participants in the project have formed four subgroups: test methodologies, model validation and development, simplified design tools and test site management. In these groups the following activities will be carried out.

Work on test methodologies aims at the development of a set of reliable test methods for the determination of the thermal and solar performances of building components. The final product will comprise standardised procedures for performing and analyzing the test.

The subgroup on test site management will take up the activities which in the previous project were dealt with by subgroups on: instrumentation, component selection and common PASSYS hardware. The task is to provide the necessary conditions for performing high quality tests in a standardized way. Therefore, a "User Manual" and a "Calibration Manual" for the test cells' operation will be developed. The following areas of work are to be covered : instrumentation of the test sites, data acquisition hardware and software, control and operation of the heating and cooling system, selection and design of test components, maintenance of the test cells and development of a new test cell for the testing of non vertical components; technical support to the new participation test centres.

Model validation and development aims at increasing confidence in thermal modelling of buildings, through validation and further refinement. Work here is focused on empirical whole model validation with emphasis on the European reference model ESP.

Under the topic simplified design tools the development of the simplified calculation tool "PASSPORT" will be completed. An effort will be made to extend this model to summer comfort assessment. Scientific support to CEN-related activities will form a part of the activities of this subgroup.

Additionally the following tasks will be executed :

Installation of equipment for heating and cooling control
Development of an enhanced software tool for parmeter identification with statistical evaluation
Development of an improved statistical model validation methodology
Development of a software tool PASSPORT for estimating heating demands for buildings.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Centre Scientifique et Technique de la Construction
Address
21-23,Rue De La Violette
1000 Bruxelles
Belgium

Participants (10)

Business Unit of TNO Built Environment and Geosciences
Netherlands
Address
Van Mourik Broekmanweg 6
2628 XE Delft
CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE ET TECHNIQUE DU BATIMENT - CSTB
France
Address
4, Avenue Du Recteur Poincare
75782 Paris
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS
Spain
Address
22,Avenida Complutense 22
28040 Madrid
Ente Nazionale per l'Energia Elettrica SpA (ENEL)
Italy
Address
Via Monfalcone 15
20132 Milano
Protechna Ltd - Society of Appropriate Technologies
Greece
Address
87,Temistokeous
10683 Athens
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK
Denmark
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1, Building 101
2800 Lyngby
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Universidade do Porto
Portugal
Address
S/n,rua Dr. Roberto Frias
4200 Porto
University of Strathclyde
United Kingdom
Address
50 George Street
G1 1BA Glasgow
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Belgium
Address
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Bruxelles