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1 TRNSYS a TRaNsient SYstem tool

2 What is TRNSYS? Program solving algebraic/differential equations Modular approach 1 Complex problem = Σ small problems General formulation (any problem!) Library of common energy system components Models dedicated to building simulation Method to add user-written components Suite of utility programs Visual interfaces Create our own models easily (W language) Input data more easily and faster Create distributable applications Solar Thermal Processes Ground Coupled Heat Transfer Heat Pump Systems Coupled Multizone Thermal/Airflow Modeling Power Plants (Biomass,Cogeneration) Hydrogen Fuel Cell Systems Wind and Photovoltaic Systems HVAC systems Emerging Technology Assessment Energy System Research Data and Calibration Optimization

3 TRNSYS Concept: Component One system = a set of components Type One component is associated to one process Components are connected to accomplish a specified task Component mathematical model Inputs + Parameters Outputs Black box approach But you can open it! Simulating system performance by simulating the performance of individual components

4 Example: SDHW system A F R U L C p T i m S T a Collector T o

5 TRNSYS Studio

6 Building is split into thermal zones Energy Balance Model: Convective and radiative heat flows in the zones Geometrically based (for radiation calculations) One air node per zone (but virtual air node for stratification computation) Transfer Function used for heat flow through walls Comfort evaluation (PMV & PPD) Connection with HVAC system Humidity Model Building model : TYPE 56 (User interface TRNBUILD) Internal and external shading computation Air flow calculation using TRNFLOW add-on T AIR 3 T AIR 2 T AIR 1

7 TRNSYS3D - a plugin for SketchUp Geometry defined in SketchUp, imported into TRNSYS Geometrical model for inside and/or outside radiation Shading

8 75 TRNSYS customers mainly in Belgium (& LU, NL, GB, AT, IT, MA, DZ, BJ, CN, CL) Universities, Research centers, Engineering company, Architects 3E Abdelmalek Essaadi University Abetec nv ADEREE Adviesburo Nieman APERe Aquation s.a. Arcadis CRM BSolutions Bureau d'études Greisch Bureau Gosset BURO II - ARCHI+I cvba Cenaero CRTE CSTC/WTCB Daikin De Nayer Instituut De Permentier Engineering bvba DTC Ecorce Energie et Environnement S.A. ENETEC ERM Georges&Theis - eqmb Ghent University/Architechture and urban planning HELHa Hogeschool Gent ICEDD IKP bvba Ingenium Jaga NV KAHOSL Karel de Grote - Hogeschool vzw Katholieke Hogeschool Kempen KUL/Technische diensten KUL/ESAT KUL/Bouwphysica KUL/Toegepaste Mechanica Marcq & Roba Matriciel Neo-construct NewTech OCHSNER Poly-Tech Engineering PROgéna Provinciale Hogeschool Limburg Scheldebouw - Permasteelisa Group SGI STABO cvba T4M TEI of Piraeus Terra-Energy TGI s.a. TNO T-palm TPF Engineering s.a. UCL/Architecture&Climat ULg - LEMA Umons - Thermique et Combustion Universidad de Concepcion Università degli Studi di Roma Tre Universita degli studi di Trieste Universita degli studi di Udine Université Cadi Ayyad - FSSM Université d'abomey-calavi Université de Liège Université de Luxembourg Université Mohamed 1er Université Mohamed Khider Biskra Universiteit Gent University of Ulster VERO DUCO VITO VK Engineering Xi'an Jiaotong University

9 Modularity, Flexibility, and History for Energy Modeling 35 years succes Modular approach General component formulation Open source code Continuous support Model exchange between users International development team Any transient system from car to cows

10 More information free demo version Developers websites Distributor for BENELUX : ULg / BEMS Sales : Trainings : Help desk :

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