June 15, 2014
June 15, 2014
June 18, 2014
Energy Conversion and Conservation
24.1282.1 - 24.1282.12
TRNSYS Environment as a Teaching Tool to Predict Building and Systems EnergyPerformance for Undergraduate StudentsTRNSYS (TRaNsient SYStem) is an extremely flexible graphically based software environmentwith a modular structure that can be used to model and simulate the behavior of any transientsystems. While the vast majority of works done are focused on analyzing the performance andthermal behavior of thermal solar systems, mechanical and electrical energy building systems,TRNSYS is a multidisciplinary software that has been used for multiple applications anddiscipline, such as architecture, architectural, mechanical, electrical and biological engineering.Due to its modular structure and the high flexibility, TRNSYS can be used as an effective toolfor teaching engineering and architecture students the thermal behavior of building components,as well as building thermal envelope at an early stage. At the same time, they can experienceintegral planning processes firsthand.In this paper, we propose a methodology where students can build their own system, performnumerical experimentation and evaluate the results using TRNSYS environment. At least twocomprehensive case studies will be introduced and demonstrated.We discuss the process from students’ point of view, and the experience earned in modeling,design, experimentation, and also in written and oral communication skills. Future plans toevaluate the effectiveness of this capstone in term of learning outcomes.
Megri, A. C. (2014, June), TRNSYS as an Education Tool to Predict Indoor Environment Temperature for Undergraduate Students Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. 10.18260/1-2--23215
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