Generation Tool for Automated Thermal City Modelling

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Abstract

Constructing dynamic building models of entire urban districts or cities is a time
consuming effort. An automation process is required to shorten the considerable time needed for manual input and to parameterize simulation tools. This paper presents a generation tool for fully automated thermal city modelling that generates dynamic building models with detailed heating systems. The tool is an interface between a PostgreSQL database and the dynamic building energy simulation environment IDA ICE. Tests show that up to 300 automated generated buildings with a simple geometry and 70 buildings each with a heating system can be simulated per CPU.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)292 - 299
Number of pages8
JournalApplied Mechanics and Materials
Volume887
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jan 2019

Keywords

  • urban energy modelling
  • IDA ICE
  • dynamic simulation
  • automation

Fields of Expertise

  • Sustainable Systems

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