Validation of TEKNOsim 6 According to CIBSE TM33

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title = "Validation of TEKNOsim 6 According to CIBSE TM33",
abstract = "TEKNOsim is a simple and user-friendly program for analyzing thermal indoor climate and performing annual hourly simulations. The program was originally developed to calculate heating and cooling demands, and indoor climate conditions of a single zone building for peak winter and summer design days. However, TEKNOsim version 6 has been revised to incorporate several new features including annual energy and multi-zone simulations. These features greatly enhance the functionality and the ability of the program. Their implementation in TEKNOsim 6, however, entails a validation procedure to test the accuracy of the new algorithms. This paper presents preliminary results of the ongoing testing and validation of TEKNOsim 6 according to CIBSE TM33 tests for software accreditation and verification. The test results indicate that the new database libraries implemented in TEKNOsim 6 can be easily customized to precisely represent the actual building conditions. The results also show that the program can accurately calculate the total steady-state heat losses for all test cases of CIBSE TM33. The peak cooling loads calculated by TEKNOsim 6 are also in good agreement with CIBSE TM33 for most test cases. Some discrepancies are however observed between TEKNOsim 6 and CIBSE TM33, especially for test cases involving certain building elements. Nevertheless, TEKNOsim 6 is shown to be a fast and reliable program for performing early-design stage simulations.",
keywords = "TEKNOsim, CIBSE, TM33, Testing, Validation",
author = "Marwan Abugabbara and Saqib Javed",
year = "2018",
month = dec,
day = "12",
doi = "10.1007/978-3-030-00662-4_56",
language = "English",
isbn = "978-3-030-00661-7",
series = "Springer Proceedings in Energy",
publisher = "Springer",
pages = "665--676",
editor = "Johansson, {Dennis } and Bagge, {Hans } and Wahlstr{\"o}m, {{\AA}sa }",
booktitle = "Cold Climate HVAC 2018",
address = "Germany",
note = "Cold Climate HVAC 2018 : The 9th International Cold Climate Conference, Sustainable new and renovated buildings in cold climates, Cold Climate HVAC 2018 ; Conference date: 12-03-2018 Through 15-03-2018",

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