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OpenStudio | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

OpenStudio OpenStudio Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: OpenStudio Agency/Company /Organization: National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector: Energy Focus Area: Buildings Topics: Resource assessment Resource Type: Software/modeling tools User Interface: Desktop Application Website: openstudio.nrel.gov Cost: Free OpenStudio Screenshot References: EnergyPlus: OpenStudio[1] OpenStudio YouTube[2] Logo: OpenStudio OpenStudio is a free plugin for the Google SketchUp 3D drawing program. The plugin makes it easy to create and edit the building geometry in your EnergyPlus input files. The plugin also allows you to launch EnergyPlus simulations and view the results without leaving SketchUp "OpenStudio is a free plugin for the Google SketchUp 3D drawing program.

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OpenStudio | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Started in 2008 with an EnergyPlus geometry creation plug-in for the 3D drawing tool SketchUp, OpenStudio has grown into a robust, full-featured software development kit (SDK)...

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OpenStudio Policy Analysis Tool | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

OpenStudio Policy Analysis Tool OpenStudio Policy Analysis Tool Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: OpenStudio Policy Analysis Tool Agency/Company /Organization: National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector: Climate Focus Area: Geothermal Phase: Evaluate Options Topics: Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Software/modeling tools User Interface: Website Website: openstudio.nrel.gov/openstudio-getting-started/policy-analysis-tool/ OpenEI Keyword(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Tools Language: English References: Policy Analysis Tool[1] Perform simple modeling and analysis by visually comparing sets of perturbation results and evaluating them against collections of standards rules. The Policy Analysis Tool is a data manipulation and data visualization tool

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OpenStudio - 2013 Peer Review | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

OpenStudio - 2013 Peer Review OpenStudio - 2013 Peer Review Emerging Technologies Project for the 2013 Building Technologies Office's Program Peer Review emrgtech02brackney040213...

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NREL's OpenStudio Helps Design More Efficient Buildings (Fact Sheet)  

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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has created the OpenStudio software platform that makes it easier for architects and engineers to evaluate building energy efficiency measures throughout the design process. OpenStudio makes energy modeling more accessible and affordable, helping professionals to design structures with lower utility bills and less carbon emissions, resulting in a healthier environment. OpenStudio includes a user-friendly application suite that makes the U.S. Department of Energy's EnergyPlus and Radiance simulation engines easier to use for whole building energy and daylighting performance analysis. OpenStudio is freely available and runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems.

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OpenStudio  

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OpenStudio OpenStudio TDM - Amir Roth (OpenStudio/BCL Core) TDM - Joan Glickman (Asset Score Tool) Larry Brackney National Renewable Energy Laboratory larry.brackney@nrel.gov 303-384-7443 April 2 nd 2013 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Purpose & Objectives Broad Market Penetration Modeling Expertise Market Facing Modeling and Analysis Tools Utility Focused Web Tools Easy-to Use Tools for Practitioners Enabling Analysis for Emerging Technologies OpenStudio Software Development Kit (SDK) Modeling Engines (EnergyPlus, Radiance, Others) simuwatt Mobile Auditing Tool

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NREL: News Feature - OpenStudio Visualizes Energy Use in Buildings  

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OpenStudio Visualizes Energy Use in Buildings OpenStudio Visualizes Energy Use in Buildings March 8, 2011 Lo ok around you. Odds are, you are indoors reading this story using a computer or mobile device, perhaps sipping on a favorite cup of coffee. If you are indoors at this moment, you're draining energy from one of the largest consumers of energy in the U.S. - a building. Together, residential and commercial buildings account for a staggering 40 percent of energy use in the United States. However, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is developing a suite of tools to tame this energy beast - and it is free to anyone who wants to use it. Whether retrofitting existing buildings or designing new buildings, energy modeling is a core component to changing a building from an energy guzzler

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Rapid Application Development with OpenStudio: Preprint  

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This paper presents several case studies of rapidly implemented, audience-specific applications for whole building energy modeling and standards analysis. By tailoring each application to the audience and the task at hand, the required learning curve for new users was greatly reduced. Each case study used OpenStudio, the U.S. Department of Energy's middleware software development kit (SDK). OpenStudio provides an easy interface to the EnergyPlus whole building simulation engine, while extending its capability and providing higher-level functionality such as software interoperability, standards, analysis, and optimization. Each case study is unique in the technology employed to interface with OpenStudio as well as the methods used for user interaction and data presentation. Four case studies are presented.

Weaver, E.; Long, N.; Fleming, K.; Schott, M.; Benne, K.; Hale, E.

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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OpenStudio: An Open Source Integrated Analysis Platform; Preprint  

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High-performance buildings require an integrated design approach for all systems to work together optimally; systems integration needs to be incorporated in the earliest stages of design for efforts to be cost and energy-use effective. Building designers need a full-featured software framework to support rigorous, multidisciplinary building simulation. An open source framework - the OpenStudio Software Development Kit (SDK) - is being developed to address this need. In this paper, we discuss the needs that drive OpenStudio's system architecture and goals, provide a development status report (the SDK is currently in alpha release), and present a brief case study that illustrates its utility and flexibility.

Guglielmetti, R.; Macumber, D.; Long, N.

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Commercial Building Energy Asset Score | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Refrigerator Standards Save Consumers Billions Tools EnergyPlus Whole Building Energy Simulation OpenStudio Energy Simulation Application Suite Buildings Performance...

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OpenStudio Enhancements for Whole-Building Daylighting, Airflow...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Enhancements for Whole-Building Daylighting, Airflow, and Energy Modeling Leveraging Interoperable Building Information Modeling Data - 2014 BTO Peer Review OpenStudio Enhancements...

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Cloud-Based Model Calibration Using OpenStudio: Preprint  

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OpenStudio is a free, open source Software Development Kit (SDK) and application suite for performing building energy modeling and analysis. The OpenStudio Parametric Analysis Tool has been extended to allow cloud-based simulation of multiple OpenStudio models parametrically related to a baseline model. This paper describes the new cloud-based simulation functionality and presents a model cali-bration case study. Calibration is initiated by entering actual monthly utility bill data into the baseline model. Multiple parameters are then varied over multiple iterations to reduce the difference between actual energy consumption and model simulation results, as calculated and visualized by billing period and by fuel type. Simulations are per-formed in parallel using the Amazon Elastic Cloud service. This paper highlights model parameterizations (measures) used for calibration, but the same multi-nodal computing architecture is available for other purposes, for example, recommending combinations of retrofit energy saving measures using the calibrated model as the new baseline.

Hale, E.; Lisell, L.; Goldwasser, D.; Macumber, D.; Dean, J.; Metzger, I.; Parker, A.; Long, N.; Ball, B.; Schott, M.; Weaver, E.; Brackney, L.

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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OpenStudio: Building Design Expertise at Your Fingertips | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

OpenStudio: Building Design Expertise at Your Fingertips OpenStudio: Building Design Expertise at Your Fingertips OpenStudio: Building Design Expertise at Your Fingertips October 4, 2011 - 2:50pm Addthis The National Renewable Energy Laboratory developed the OpenStudio Application Suite and Development Platform to help architects and engineers model whole-building energy use. Roland Risser Roland Risser Program Director, Building Technologies Office Where can I download OpenStudio? Download the free OpenStudio suite of tools from the National Renewable Energy Lab website. Like many weekend warriors, I enjoy tackling small home improvement projects, like replacing a door or installing an underground sprinkler system. But I want to get expert advice before I start, so I can avoid costly mistakes and achieve the best results.

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OpenStudio: Building Design Expertise at Your Fingertips | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

OpenStudio: Building Design Expertise at Your Fingertips OpenStudio: Building Design Expertise at Your Fingertips OpenStudio: Building Design Expertise at Your Fingertips October 4, 2011 - 2:50pm Addthis The National Renewable Energy Laboratory developed the OpenStudio Application Suite and Development Platform to help architects and engineers model whole-building energy use. Roland Risser Roland Risser Program Director, Building Technologies Office Where can I download OpenStudio? Download the free OpenStudio suite of tools from the National Renewable Energy Lab website. Like many weekend warriors, I enjoy tackling small home improvement projects, like replacing a door or installing an underground sprinkler system. But I want to get expert advice before I start, so I can avoid costly mistakes and achieve the best results.

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OpenStudio Core Development and Deployment Support- 2014 BTO Peer Review  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Presenter: Larry Brackney, National Renewable Energy Laboratory The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) energy analysis platform, OpenStudio, has made construction and analysis of building energy models easier and faster.

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OpenStudio Core Development and Deployment Support - 2014 BTO...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Core Development and Deployment Support - 2014 BTO Peer Review OpenStudio Core Development and Deployment Support - 2014 BTO Peer Review Presenter: Larry Brackney, National...

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Webinar: OpenStudio 1.3 Training  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

OpenStudio 1.3 was released several weeks back. And while this release doesn't have any exciting new features like parametric analysis on the cloud there is some very useful added support for HVAC...

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OpenStudio Enhancements for Whole-Building Daylighting, Airflow, and Energy Modeling Leveraging Interoperable Building Information Modeling Data- 2014 BTO Peer Review  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Presenter: John Messner, the Pennsylvania State University Consortium for Building Energy Innovation Energy modeling often is inconsistently applied in the small- and medium-sized commercial building (SMSCB) market, in part because existing models are either too complex relative to the project size or because models are not interoperable with other retrofit design tools.

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Scripted Building Energy Modeling and Analysis (Presentation)  

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Building energy analysis is often time-intensive, error-prone, and non-reproducible. Entire energy analyses can be scripted end-to-end using the OpenStudio Ruby API. Common tasks within an analysis can be automated using OpenStudio Measures. Graphical user interfaces (GUI's) and component libraries reduce time, decrease errors, and improve repeatability in energy modeling.

Macumber, D.

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Modeling Software | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Commercial Buildings » Energy Modeling Software Commercial Buildings » Energy Modeling Software Energy Modeling Software Information from energy simulation software is critical in the design of energy-efficient commercial buildings. The tools listed on this page are the product of Commercial Buildings Integration Program (CBI) research and are used in modeling current CBI projects. Modeling helps architects and building designers quickly identify the most cost-effective and energy-saving measures. Graphic of the EnergyPlus software logo. EnergyPlus - An award-winning new-generation building energy simulation program from the creators of BLAST and DOE-2. EnergyPlus models heating, cooling, lighting, ventilating, water, and other energy flows in buildings. OpenStudio - A free plugin for the SketchUp 3D drawing program. The

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Scripted Building Energy Modeling and Analysis: Preprint  

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Building energy modeling and analysis is currently a time-intensive, error-prone, and nonreproducible process. This paper describes the scripting platform of the OpenStudio tool suite (http://openstudio.nrel.gov) and demonstrates its use in several contexts. Two classes of scripts are described and demonstrated: measures and free-form scripts. Measures are small, single-purpose scripts that conform to a predefined interface. Because measures are fairly simple, they can be written or modified by inexperienced programmers.

Hale, E.; Macumber, D.; Benne, K.; Goldwasser, D.

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Whole Building Energy Simulation  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Whole building energy simulation, also referred to as energy modeling, can and should be incorporated early during project planning to provide energy impact feedback for which design considerations...

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Building Technologies Office: Energy Modeling Software  

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Modeling Software Modeling Software Information from energy simulation software is critical in the design of energy-efficient commercial buildings. The tools listed on this page are the product of Commercial Buildings Integration Program (CBI) research and are used in modeling current CBI projects. Modeling helps architects and building designers quickly identify the most cost-effective and energy-saving measures. Graphic of the EnergyPlus software logo. EnergyPlus - An award-winning new-generation building energy simulation program from the creators of BLAST and DOE-2. EnergyPlus models heating, cooling, lighting, ventilating, water, and other energy flows in buildings. OpenStudio - A free plugin for the SketchUp 3D drawing program. The plugin makes it easy to create and edit the building geometry in your EnergyPlus input files.

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Newsletter | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Newsletter Newsletter Newsletter Around the Building Technologies Office - May Connect with the Building Technologies Office (BTO) information that interests you-program events and news, financial opportunities, and industry events. Upcoming BTO Webinars: Whole-Building Energy Modeling: Reducing Modeling Time with the OpenStudio 0.8 User Interface and the Building Component Library When: Thursday, June 28, 2012, 12:00-1:30 p.m. ET View the webinar materials. Description: The webinar will outline recent improvements to NREL and DOE's free open-platform energy modeling software, OpenStudio. This webinar will preview OpenStudio version 0.8, which features integration with the Building Component Library, an on-line repository of reusable components for rapid and consistent energy modeling. The presenters will demonstrate a

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Flexible Framework for Building Energy Analysis: Preprint  

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In the building energy research and advanced practitioner communities, building models are perturbed across large parameter spaces to assess energy and cost performance in the face of programmatic and economic constraints. This paper describes the OpenStudio software framework for performing such analyses.

Hale, E.; Macumber, D.; Weaver, E.; Shekhar, D.

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Whole Building Energy Simulation | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Energy Simulation Energy Simulation Whole Building Energy Simulation October 16, 2013 - 4:39pm Addthis Whole building energy simulation, also referred to as energy modeling, can and should be incorporated early during project planning to provide energy impact feedback for which design considerations may be pursued. Whole building energy simulation software adequately assesses the interactions between complex building systems and equally complex schedules and utility rates structures for projects in specific locations throughout the world. Energy models incorporate actual building construction, internal load sources, and associated schedules using annual hourly weather data specific to the project location. These models can be used early in the design process when little information is known and updated, continually

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Energy Choice Simulator | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Energy Choice Simulator Energy Choice Simulator Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Energy Choice Simulator Agency/Company /Organization: Great Plains Institute Sector: Energy Focus Area: Energy Efficiency, People and Policy Phase: Create a Vision, Develop Goals, Prepare a Plan, Get Feedback, Evaluate Effectiveness and Revise as Needed Topics: Market analysis, Policies/deployment programs, Co-benefits assessment, Pathways analysis Resource Type: Software/modeling tools User Interface: Desktop Application Website: www.energychoicesimulator.com/ Country: United States Locality: Midwestern United States Cost: Free Northern America Coordinates: 37.09024°, -95.712891° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":37.09024,"lon":-95.712891,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Computer simulation | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

simulation Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Web Site: Computer simulation Author wikipedia Published wikipedia, 2013 DOI Not Provided Check for...

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OpenStudio  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Penetration Modeling Expertise Market Facing Modeling and Analysis Tools Utility Focused Web Tools Easy-to Use Tools for Practitioners Enabling Analysis for Emerging Technologies...

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Energy Simulation for Buildings: Development and Training  

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Energy Simulation for Buildings: Development and Training This report presents an architectural.5: Energy Efficiency April 2013 HAWAI`I NATURAL ENERGY INSTITUTE School of Ocean & Earth Science Hawai`i Energy Sustainability Program Subtask 3.5.1: Residential Energy Efficiency Deliverable 3

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Sandia National Laboratories: Offshore Wind Energy Simulation...  

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Offshore Wind Energy Simulation Toolkit Sandia Vertical-Axis Wind-Turbine Research Presented at Science of Making Torque from Wind Conference On July 8, 2014, in Computational...

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Autonomie Automotive Simulation Tool | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Autonomie Automotive Simulation Tool Autonomie Automotive Simulation Tool Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Autonomie Automotive Simulation Tool Agency/Company /Organization: Argonne National Laboratory Focus Area: Economic Development, Vehicles Phase: Create a Vision Topics: Pathways analysis Resource Type: Software/modeling tools User Interface: Desktop Application Website: www.transportation.anl.gov/modeling_simulation/PSAT/autonomie.html OpenEI Keyword(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Tools Language: English References: Autonomie[1] Rapidly evaluate new powertrain and propulsion technologies for improving fuel economy through virtual design and analysis in a math-based simulation environment. Argonne has developed a new tool, called Autonomie, to accelerate the

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NREL: SUNREL Energy Simulation Software - Publications  

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Publications Publications Below are papers about NREL's SUNREL research. Whole-Building Energy Simulation with a Three-Dimensional Ground-Coupled Heat Transfer Model Infiltration and Natural Ventilation Model for Whole-Building Energy Simulation of Residential Buildings Improvements to the SERIRES/SUNREL Building Energy Simulation Program, Deru, M. 1996. Masters Thesis, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO. Printable Version SUNREL Home Get SUNREL Documentation Applications Support FAQs Publications Related Links Did you find what you needed? Yes 1 No 0 Thank you for your feedback. Would you like to take a moment to tell us how we can improve this page? Submit We value your feedback. Thanks! We've received your feedback. Something went wrong. Please try again later. NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC.

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Advanced Modeling & Simulation | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Advanced Modeling & Simulation Advanced Modeling & Simulation Advanced Modeling & Simulation Advanced Modeling & Simulation ADVANCING THE STATE OF THE ART Innovation advances science. Historically, innovation resulted almost exclusively from fundamental theories combined with observation and experimentation over time. With advancements in engineering, computing power and visualization tools, scientists from all disciplines are gaining insights into physical systems in ways not possible with traditional approaches alone. Modeling and simulation has a long history with researchers and scientists exploring nuclear energy technologies. In fact, the existing fleet of currently operating reactors was licensed with computational tools that were produced or initiated in the 1970s. Researchers and scientists in

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NREL: Computational Science - Wind Energy Simulations  

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Wind Energy Simulations Wind Energy Simulations Scientists in the Computational Science Center at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are performing wind-farm computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and structural dynamics simulations that will provide a better understanding of the interactions of wind turbine wakes with one another, with the surrounding winds, and with the loads they impose on turbine blades and other components. Large-scale wind power generation deployment is a realistic and largely inevitable proposition as energy security, supply uncertainties, and global climate concerns drive the U.S. to develop diverse sources of domestic, clean, and renewable energy. The U.S. is currently on a path to produce 20% of its electricity from wind energy by 2030, which is a 10-fold increase

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Building Energy Simulation & Modeling | Department of Energy  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

strategies in a building or test bed equipped with a low-energy heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system. Project Impact Products: Improved design analysis tools and data,...

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Predictive Simulation | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Predictive Predictive Simulation Predictive Simulation Empirical To First Principle Models Computing tools currently used in nuclear industry and regulatory practice are based primarily on empirical math models to approximate, or fit, existing experimental data. Many have a pedigree reaching back to the 1970s and 1980s and were designed to support decision making and evaluate everything from behavior of individual fuel pellets to severe accident scenarios for an entire power plant. Programs like SAPHIRE, FRAPCON, RELAP5, and MELCOR are just a few examples of current computing tools used in the regulation and operation of nuclear power plants. While these conventional tools have been updated for today's technology, they still suffer from limitations of their original

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Revolutions in energy through modeling and simulation  

SciTech Connect

The development and application of energy technologies for all aspects from generation to storage have improved dramatically with the advent of advanced computational tools, particularly modeling and simulation. Modeling and simulation are not new to energy technology development, and have been used extensively ever since the first commercial computers were available. However, recent advances in computing power and access have broadened the extent and use, and, through increased fidelity (i.e., accuracy) of the models due to greatly enhanced computing power, the increased reliance on modeling and simulation has shifted the balance point between modeling and experimentation. The complex nature of energy technologies has motivated researchers to use these tools to understand better performance, reliability and cost issues related to energy. The tools originated in sciences such as the strength of materials (nuclear reactor containment vessels); physics, heat transfer and fluid flow (oil production); chemistry, physics, and electronics (photovoltaics); and geosciences and fluid flow (oil exploration and reservoir storage). Other tools include mathematics, such as statistics, for assessing project risks. This paper describes a few advancements made possible by these tools and explores the benefits and costs of their use, particularly as they relate to the acceleration of energy technology development. The computational complexity ranges from basic spreadsheets to complex numerical simulations using hardware ranging from personal computers (PCs) to Cray computers. In all cases, the benefits of using modeling and simulation relate to lower risks, accelerated technology development, or lower cost projects.

Tatro, M.; Woodard, J.

1998-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Energy Storage - Modeling and Simulation  

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Modeling and Simulation Modeling and Simulation Two NREL researchers are silhouetted in front of computer screens displaying thermal model images. NREL modeling and simulation experts use an extensive portfolio of validated tools to assess ES solutions for advanced vehicles. Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL/PIX 22009 Multi-physics simulation of energy storage (ES) devices provides a less expensive, faster, and more controlled alternative to in-lab testing in the early stages of research and development (R&D)-which eventually leads to longer lasting, dependable and powerful batteries. NREL is a recognized leader in systems-level thermal design, performance, lifespan, reliability, and safety modeling and simulation. The lab's 1-D and 3-D steady-state and transient multi-physics models are used to examine heat transfer,

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House Simulation Protocols Report | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Residential Buildings » Building America » House Simulation Residential Buildings » Building America » House Simulation Protocols Report House Simulation Protocols Report This image shows a cover of a report titled Building America House Simulation Protocols. The Building America logo is shown in the lower left corner of the report cover. Building America's House Simulation Protocols report is designed to assist researchers in tracking the progress of multiyear, whole-building energy reduction against research goals for new and existing homes. These protocols are preloaded into BEopt and use a consistent approach for defining a reference building, so that all projects can be compared to each other. The steps involved in conducting performance analysis include: Defining the appropriate reference building Various climate regions, house sizes, and house ages require slightly

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More Issues of Building Energy Simulation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

TECHNOLOGY Currently, lots of foreign and homemade applications are used on simulation and analysis for building thermal environment. Among them there are many widespread and authoritative ones, such as DOE2.1E, BLAST, ENER-WIN, Energy10, TRNSYS, HOT2... be introduced to deal with thermal bridge, which will expend much memory and time to calculation. However, most common applications of building energy simulation, take DOE2?TRNSYS ? BLAST ? CODYBA6.0 for example, adopt ICEBO2006, Shenzhen, China HVAC...

Kang, Z.; Zhao, J.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation of low energy muon frictional cooling  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Frictional cooling is a proposed method of phase space reduction for a potential muon beam intended for collisions. The basic principle involves compensating for the muon energy loss in media by a constant electric field. The muons are in an energy regime below the ionization peak which for muons in helium is less than 10 keV . Electronic energy loss is treated as a continuous process and all individual nuclear scatters with scattering angles greater than 50 mrad are simulated as discrete processes. Other effects like the Barkas [W.H. Barkas, W. Birnbaum, F.M. Smith, Phys. Rev. 101 (1956) 778.] effect and Muonium formation are also included. The results of our simulations are summarized.

R. Galea; A. Caldwell; S. Schlenstedt; H. Abramowicz

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy demand simulation for East European countries  

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The analysis and created statistical models of energy consumption tendencies in the European Union (EU25), including new countries in transition, are presented. The EU15 market economy countries and countries in transition are classified into six clusters by relative indicators of Gross Domestic Product (GDP/P) and energy demand (W/P) per capita. The specified statistical models of energy intensity W/GDP non-linear stochastic tendencies have been discovered with respect to the clusters of classified countries. The new energy demand simulation models have been developed for the demand management in timeâ??territory hierarchy in various scenarios of short-term and long-term perspective on the basis of comparative analysis methodology. The non-linear statistical models were modified to GDP, W/P and electricity (E/P) final consumption long-term forecasts for new associated East European countries and, as an example, for the Baltic Countries, including Lithuania.

Jonas Algirdas Kugelevicius; Algirdas Kuprys; Jonas Kugelevicius

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Buildings Research - SUNREL Energy Simulation Software  

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Research Research Search More Search Options Site Map SUNREL® is a hourly building energy simulation program that aids in the design of small energy-efficient buildings where the loads are dominated by the dynamic interactions between the building's envelope, its environment, and its occupants. The program is based on fundamental models of physical behavior and includes algorithms specifically for passive technologies, such as Trombe walls, programmable window shading, advanced glazings, and natural ventilation. In addition, a simple graphical interface aids in creating input files. SUNREL is an upgrade of SERI-RES, which was released in the early 1980s by the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI) that has since been incorporated into the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The program has been used by

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Methodology for Validating Building Energy Analysis Simulations  

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The objective of this report was to develop a validation methodology for building energy analysis simulations, collect high-quality, unambiguous empirical data for validation, and apply the validation methodology to the DOE-2.1, BLAST-2MRT, BLAST-3.0, DEROB-3, DEROB-4, and SUNCAT 2.4 computer programs. This report covers background information, literature survey, validation methodology, comparative studies, analytical verification, empirical validation, comparative evaluation of codes, and conclusions.

Judkoff, R.; Wortman, D.; O'Doherty, B.; Burch, J.

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automated Comparison of Building Energy Simulation Engines (Presentation)  

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This presentation describes the BEopt comparative test suite, which is a tool that facilitates the automated comparison of building energy simulation engines. It also demonstrates how the test suite is improving the accuracy of building energy simulation programs. Building energy simulation programs inform energy efficient design for new homes and energy efficient upgrades for existing homes. Stakeholders rely on accurate predictions from simulation programs. Previous research indicates that software tends to over-predict energy usage for poorly-insulated leaky homes. NREL is identifying, investigating, and resolving software inaccuracy issues. Comparative software testing is one method of many that NREL uses to identify potential software issues.

Polly, B.; Horowitz, S.; Booten, B.; Kruis, N.; Christensen, C.

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Virtual Simulation of Vision 21 Energy Plants  

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The Vision 21 Energy plants will be designed by combining several individual power, chemical, and fuel-conversion technologies. These independently developed technologies or technology modules can be interchanged and combined to form the complete Vision 21 plant that achieves the needed level of efficiency and environmental performance at affordable costs. The knowledge about each technology module must be captured in computer models so that the models can be linked together to simulate the entire Vision 21 power plant in a Virtual Simulation environment. Eventually the Virtual Simulation will find application in conceptual design, final design, plant operation and control, and operator training. In this project we take the first step towards developing such a Vision 21 Simulator. There are two main knowledge domains of a plant--the process domain (what is in the pipes), and the physical domain (the pipes and equipment that make up the plant). Over the past few decades, commercial software tools have been developed for each of these functions. However, there are three main problems that inhibit the design and operation of power plants: (1) Many of these tools, largely developed for chemicals and refining, have not been widely adopted in the power industry. (2) Tools are not integrated across functions. For example, the knowledge represented by computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models of equipment is not used in process-level simulations. (3) No tool exists for readily integrating the design and behavioral knowledge about components. These problems must be overcome to develop the Vision 21 Simulator. In this project our major objective is to achieve a seamless integration of equipment-level and process-level models and apply the integrated software to power plant simulations. Specifically we are developing user-friendly tools for linking process models (Aspen Plus) with detailed equipment models (FLUENT CFD and other proprietary models). Such integration will ensure that consistent and complete knowledge about the process is used for design and optimization. The technical objectives of the current project are the following: Develop a software integration tool called the V21-Controller to mediate the information exchange between FLUENT, other detailed equipment models, and Aspen Plus. Define and publish software interfaces so that software and equipment vendors may integrate their computer models into the software developed in this project. Demonstrate the application of the integrated software with two power plant simulations, one for a conventional steam plant and another for an advanced power cycle. The project was started in October 2000. Highlights of the accomplishments during the first year of the project are the following: Formed a multi-disciplinary project team consisting of chemical and mechanical engineers; computer scientists; CFD, process simulation, and plant design software developers; and power plant designers. Developed a prototype of CFD and process model integration: a stirred tank reactor model based on FLUENT was inserted into a flow sheet model based on Aspen Plus. The prototype was used to show the effect of shaft speed (a parameter in the CFD model) on the product yield and purity (results of process simulation). This demonstrated the optimization of an equipment item in the context of the entire plant rather than in isolation. Conducted a user survey and wrote the User Requirements, Software Requirements and Software Design documents for the V21-Controller. Adopted CAPE-OPEN standard interfaces for communications between equipment and process models. Developed a preliminary version of the V21-Controller based on CAPE-OPEN interfaces. Selected one unit of an existing conventional steam plant (Richmond Power & Light) as the first demonstration case and developed an Aspen Plus model of the steam-side of the unit. A model for the gas-side of the unit, based on ALSTOM's proprietary model INDVU, was integrated with the Aspen Plus model. An industrial Advisory Board was formed to guide the software deve

Syamlal, Madhava; Felix, Paul E.; Osawe, Maxwell O. (Fluent Inc.); Fiveland, Woodrow A.; Sloan, David G. (ALSTOM Power); Zitney, Stephen E. (Aspen Technology, Inc.); Joop, Frank (Intergraph Corporation); Cleetus, Joseph; Lapshin, Igor B. (Concurrent Engineering Research Center, West Virginia University)

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An Energy-Aware Simulation Model and Transaction Protocol  

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1 An Energy-Aware Simulation Model and Transaction Protocol for Dynamic Workload Distribution of Southern California Oct. 15, 2003 Outline ! Introduction ! MANET Simulation Model ! Energy-aware Network of analytical approaches ! We presents a simulation model to evaluating power management policies for a MANET

Pedram, Massoud

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Kinetic energy error in the NIMROD spheromak simulations Carl Sovinec  

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Kinetic energy error in the NIMROD spheromak simulations Carl Sovinec 10/25/00 Dmitri Ryutov at the ends (as in the spheromak simulations), it may lead to compression in a boundary layer.] The maximum

Sovinec, Carl

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Pursuing Energy Efficiency From Building Simulation to Portfolio Analysis  

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Pursuing Energy Efficiency From Building Simulation to Portfolio Analysis Pursuing Energy Efficiency From Building Simulation to Portfolio Analysis Speaker(s): Paul Mathew Date: January 4, 2002 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Stephen Wiel Dr. Mathew's presentation will describe two aspects of energy efficiency and sustainable design, viewed from the perspective of market transformation: 1. Building Simulation: case study on the use of detailed energy simulation for evaluating advanced building systems and building integrated energy systems, using DOE-2 and a CAD-integrated, heat-balance-based energy simulation tool developed by Dr. Mathew at CMU. 2. Energy Portfolio Analysis: a "curve-based" actuarial approach for modeling and valuing large portfolios of energy efficiency projects and tools that were developed at Enron to support this business strategy

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Vehicle & Systems Simulation & Testing | Department of Energy  

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Vehicle & Systems Simulation & Testing Vehicle & Systems Simulation & Testing 2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and...

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Energy Distribution of Nanoflares in Three-Dimensional Simulations of  

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Energy Distribution of Nanoflares in Three-Dimensional Simulations of Coronal Heating Chung-Sang Ng of the energy distribution of solar flares, there have not been many results based on large-scale three-dimensional direct simulations due to obvious numerical difficulties. We will present energy distributions and other

Ng, Chung-Sang

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Simulating the Consumers' Energy Profiles Using Multiagent Systems  

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Simulation of home use of electric energy is a very powerful tool for the purpose of studying, planning and managing at electric energy distribution companies. This paper presents a NetLogo-based multi-agent system for energy consumption simulation in ... Keywords: Multiagent Systems, NetLogo, Electricity Consumption.

Fernanda P. Mota, Vagner Rosa, Silvia S. da C. Botelho, Iverton Santos, Graçaliz Dimuro

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advancement of DOE's EnergyPlus Building Energy Simulation Payment  

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EnergyPlus{sup TM} is a new generation computer software analysis tool that has been developed, tested, and commercialized to support DOEâ??s Building Technologies (BT) Program in terms of whole-building, component, and systems R&D (http://www.energyplus.gov). It is also being used to support evaluation and decision making of zero energy building (ZEB) energy efficiency and supply technologies during new building design and existing building retrofits. The 5-year project was managed by the National Energy Technology Laboratory and was divided into 5 budget period between 2006 and 2011. During the project period, 11 versions of EnergyPlus were released. This report summarizes work performed by an EnergyPlus development team led by the University of Central Floridaâ??s Florida Solar Energy Center (UCF/FSEC). The team members consist of DHL Consulting, C. O. Pedersen Associates, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Oklahoma State University, GARD Analytics, Inc., and WrightSoft Corporation. The project tasks involved new feature development, testing and validation, user support and training, and general EnergyPlus support. The team developed 146 new features during the 5-year period to advance the EnergyPlus capabilities. Annual contributions of new features are 7 in budget period 1, 19 in period 2, 36 in period 3, 41 in period 4, and 43 in period 5, respectively. The testing and validation task focused on running test suite and publishing report, developing new IEA test suite cases, testing and validating new source code, addressing change requests, and creating and testing installation package. The user support and training task provided support for users and interface developers, and organized and taught workshops. The general support task involved upgrading StarTeam (team sharing) software and updating existing utility software. The project met the DOE objectives and completed all tasks successfully. Although the EnergyPlus software was enhanced significantly under this project, more enhancements are needed for further improvement to ensure that EnergyPlus is able to simulate the latest technologies and perform desired HAVC system operations for the development of next generation HVAC systems. Additional development will be performed under a new 5-year project managed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Lixing Gu; Don Shirey; Richard Raustad; Bereket Nigusse; Chandan Sharma; Linda Lawrie; Rich Strand; Curt Pedersen; Dan Fisher; Edwin Lee; Mike Witte; Jason Glazer; Chip Barnaby

2011-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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NEAMS: The Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation Program  

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NEAMS: The Nuclear Energy Advanced NEAMS: The Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation Program The Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation (NEAMS) Program is developing a simulation tool kit using leading-edge computational methods that will accelerate the development and deployment of nuclear power technologies that employ enhanced safety and security features, produce power more cost-effectively, and utilize natural resources more efficiently. The NEAMS ToolKit

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Distributed Energy Technology Simulator: Microturbine Demonstration, October 2001  

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results of a demonstration of a microturbine simulator used to mimic the behavior of a distributed energy resource on an electrical system

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Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation (NEAMS) Software...  

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Software Verification and Validation (V&V) Plan Requirements Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation (NEAMS) Software Verification and Validation (V&V) Plan Requirements...

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Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation (NEAMS) Program...  

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Program Plan Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation (NEAMS) Program Plan The NEAMS program plan includes information on the program vision, objective, scope, schedule and...

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Large-Eddy Simulation for Green Energy and Propulsion Systems...  

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Large-Eddy Simulation for Green Energy and Propulsion Systems PI Name: Umesh Paliath PI Email: paliath@ge.com Institution: General Electric Allocation Program: INCITE Allocation...

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Advanced Modeling and Simulation Documents | Department of Energy  

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Advanced Modeling & Simulation » Advanced Modeling Advanced Modeling & Simulation » Advanced Modeling and Simulation Documents Advanced Modeling and Simulation Documents October 30, 2013 NEAMS Quarterly Report April-June 2013 The Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation (NEAMS) quarterly report includes highlights, fuel and reactor product line accomplishments, recent and upcoming milestones, news on BISON fuel benchmarks, the latest MeshKit release features, and information on numerical simulations of pebble-bed reactor cores performed by the thermal hydraulics team. September 9, 2013 Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation (NEAMS) Software Verification and Validation (V&V) Plan Requirements The purpose of the Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation (NEAMS) Software Verification and Validation (V&V) Plan is to define what the NEAMS

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NETL: Gasification Systems - Advanced Virtual Energy Simulation Training  

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Advanced Virtual Energy Simulation Training And Research (AVESTAR(tm)) Facility Advanced Virtual Energy Simulation Training And Research (AVESTAR(tm)) Facility Project No: Adv Gas-FY131415 Task 6 Developed as a part of NETL's initiative to advance new clean coal technology, the Advanced Virtual Energy Simulation Training And Research (AVESTARTM) Center is focused on training engineers and energy plant operators in the efficient, productive, and safe operation of highly efficient power generation systems that also protect the environment. Comprehensive dynamic simulator-based instruction better prepares operators and engineers to manage advanced energy plants according to economic constraints while minimizing or avoiding the impact of any potentially harmful, wasteful, or inefficient events. Advanced Virtual Energy Simulation Training and Research Center - AVESTAR

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Simulating Urban Environments for Energy Analysis  

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compute the fraction of light energy transmitted along theregion. To evaluate the light energy shining on buildings,Given the light intensity from 2.3, the energy transfer to

Weber, Gunther H.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling and Simulation for Nuclear Reactors Hub | Department of Energy  

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Modeling and Simulation for Nuclear Reactors Hub Modeling and Simulation for Nuclear Reactors Hub Modeling and Simulation for Nuclear Reactors Hub August 1, 2010 - 4:20pm Addthis Scientists and engineers are working to help the nuclear industry make reactors more efficient through computer modeling and simulation. Scientists and engineers are working to help the nuclear industry make reactors more efficient through computer modeling and simulation. The Department's Energy Innovation Hubs are helping to advance promising areas of energy science and engineering from the earliest stages of research to the point of commercialization where technologies can move to the private sector by bringing together leadings scientists to collaborate on critical energy challenges. The Energy Innovation Hubs aim to develop innovation through a unique

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Simulating a Nationally Representative Housing Sample Using EnergyPlus  

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Simulating a Nationally Representative Housing Sample Using EnergyPlus Simulating a Nationally Representative Housing Sample Using EnergyPlus Title Simulating a Nationally Representative Housing Sample Using EnergyPlus Publication Type Report LBNL Report Number LBNL-4420E Year of Publication 2011 Authors Hopkins, Asa S., Alexander B. Lekov, James D. Lutz, and Gregory J. Rosenquist Subsidiary Authors Energy Analysis Department Pagination 55 Date Published March 1 Publisher Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory City Berkeley ISBN Number LBNL-4420E Abstract This report presents a new simulation tool under development at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). This tool uses EnergyPlus to simulate each single-family home in the Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS), and generates a calibrated, nationally representative set of simulated homes whose energy use is statistically indistinguishable from the energy use of the single-family homes in the RECS sample. This research builds upon earlier work by Ritchard et al. for the Gas Research Institute and Huang et al. for LBNL. A representative national sample allows us to evaluate the variance in energy use between individual homes, regions, or other subsamples; using this tool, we can also evaluate how that variance affects the impacts of potential policies.

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Frame Simulator  

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Frame Simulator Frame Simulator Frame Simulator logo Frame Simulator makes calculation of the thermal transmittance in windows and building components an extremely easy process. It can be used to: analyze how heat flows through building components and fenestrations estimate surface temperatures and predict condensation problems discover weak points in window frames calculate thermal transmittance Uf and linear conductance Lf2d of any type of window frame as well as the Uw thermal transmittance of entire complex fenestration. Precise simulation of the heat transfer is performed using a two-dimensional numerical method for steady state boundary conditions conforming to ISO 10077-2 (finite elements). Screen Shots Keywords 2D, heat transfer, thermal analysis, thermal transmittance, thermal

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Waste-To-Energy Feasibility Analysis: A Simulation Model  

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Waste- To- Energy Feasibility Analysis: A Simulation Model Viet- An Duong College of Engineering://www.funginstitute.berkeley.edu/sites/default/ les/WasteToEnergy.pdf May 1, 2014 130 Blum Hall #5580 Berkeley, CA 94720-5580 | (510) 664-4337 | www of the main battles of our generation. Using waste to produce electricity can be a major source of energy

Sekhon, Jasjeet S.

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Performance Validation and Energy Analysis of HVAC Systems using Simulation  

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that energy savings of between 15% and 40% could be made in commercial buildings by closer monitoring and supervision of energy-usage and related data. An earlier study by Kao and Pierce (1983) showed that sensor1 Performance Validation and Energy Analysis of HVAC Systems using Simulation Tim Salsbury and Rick

Diamond, Richard

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Property:Simulated Beach | Open Energy Information  

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Simulated Beach Simulated Beach Jump to: navigation, search Property Name Simulated Beach Property Type String Pages using the property "Simulated Beach" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) 1 1.5-ft Wave Flume Facility + No + 10-ft Wave Flume Facility + No + 11-ft Wave Flume Facility + No + 2 2-ft Flume Facility + No + 3 3-ft Wave Flume Facility + No + 5 5-ft Wave Flume Facility + No + 6 6-ft Wave Flume Facility + No + A Alden Large Flume + No + Alden Small Flume + No + Alden Wave Basin + Yes + B Breakwater Research Facility + No + C Carderock Maneuvering & Seakeeping Basin + Yes + Carderock Tow Tank 2 + Yes + Carderock Tow Tank 3 + Yes + Chase Tow Tank + No + Coastal Harbors Modeling Facility + No + Coastal Inlet Model Facility + No +

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Development of an Electric Energy Market Simulator  

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The paper outlines the development of an electricity market operation simulator (EMOS) that can be used by competing market participants as well as independent system operators and independent market operators su...

Atif Debs; Charles Hansen; Yu-Chi Wu

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Simulation Training Prepared for the  

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Delivery and Energy Reliability Under Cooperative Agreement No. DE-EE0003507 Hawai`i Energy Sustainability Maskrey, MEP, MBA 1, 3 James Griffin, PhD 3 Author: Eileen Peppard 1 The School of Architecture

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Combined Energy, Material and Building Simulation for Green Factory Planning  

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The paper describes a novel approach, Total Factory Simulation, for integration of energy and material flows in manufacturing as well ... a csolution to support planning and optimization of green factories. The f...

Bojan Stahl; Marco Taisch…

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Activity Stream - WEC-Sim Wave Energy Converter Simulator - Datasets...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Dataset Activity Stream Activity Stream Jon Weers updated the dataset WEC-Sim Wave Energy Converter Simulator 5 days ago Jon Weers updated the dataset WEC-Sim 5 days ago Jon Weers...

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WEC-Sim Wave Energy Converter Simulator - Datasets - OpenEI Datasets  

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Dataset Activity Stream WEC-Sim Wave Energy Converter Simulator WEC-Sim (Wave Energy Converter Simulator) is an open-source wave energy converter (WEC) simulation tool. The code...

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Modeling and simulation of HVAC Results in EnergyPlus  

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LBNL-5564E Modeling and simulation of HVAC Results in EnergyPlus Mangesh Basarkar, Xiufeng Pang;MODELING AND SIMULATION OF HVAC FAULTS IN ENERGYPLUS Mangesh Basarkar, Xiufeng Pang, Liping Wang, Philip not capture the significant impact of installation, operational and degradation HVAC system faults on actual

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Modeling-Computer Simulations | Open Energy Information  

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Modeling-Computer Simulations Modeling-Computer Simulations Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Technique: Modeling-Computer Simulations Details Activities (78) Areas (31) Regions (5) NEPA(0) Exploration Technique Information Exploration Group: Data and Modeling Techniques Exploration Sub Group: Modeling Techniques Parent Exploration Technique: Modeling Techniques Information Provided by Technique Lithology: Stratigraphic/Structural: Stress fields and magnitudes Hydrological: Visualization and prediction of the flow patterns and characteristics of geothermal fluids Thermal: Thermal conduction and convection patterns in the subsurface Cost Information Low-End Estimate (USD): 85.008,500 centUSD 0.085 kUSD 8.5e-5 MUSD 8.5e-8 TUSD / hour Median Estimate (USD): 195.0019,500 centUSD

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Simulating Urban Environments for Energy Analysis  

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for informing local policy decisions related to solar energysolar energy impacts in urban regions, to enable better real-time control and policy

Weber, Gunther H.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On-Site Generation Simulation with EnergyPlus for Commercial Buildings  

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L ABORATORY On-Site Generation Simulation with EnergyPlusemployer. On-Site Generation Simulation with EnergyPlus forin modeling distributed generation (DG), including DG with

Stadler, Michael; Firestone, Ryan; Curtil, Dimitri; Marnay, Chris

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulating the Next Generation of Energy Technologies | Department of  

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Simulating the Next Generation of Energy Technologies Simulating the Next Generation of Energy Technologies Simulating the Next Generation of Energy Technologies September 22, 2010 - 6:40pm Addthis Former Under Secretary Koonin Former Under Secretary Koonin Director - NYU's Center for Urban Science & Progress and Former Under Secretary for Science When aerospace engineers design a new aircraft, they don't start with a prototype, they start with a computer. Computer simulations have revolutionized that industry, allowing engineers to make complex calculations and fine tune designs well before the first physical model is ever produced. All of this amounts to a production process that costs less and produces a commercial product much faster. It's an approach that has changed the way the aerospace industry operates, and it's one that we

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Simulating the Next Generation of Energy Technologies | Department of  

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Simulating the Next Generation of Energy Technologies Simulating the Next Generation of Energy Technologies Simulating the Next Generation of Energy Technologies September 22, 2010 - 6:40pm Addthis Former Under Secretary Koonin Former Under Secretary Koonin Director - NYU's Center for Urban Science & Progress and Former Under Secretary for Science When aerospace engineers design a new aircraft, they don't start with a prototype, they start with a computer. Computer simulations have revolutionized that industry, allowing engineers to make complex calculations and fine tune designs well before the first physical model is ever produced. All of this amounts to a production process that costs less and produces a commercial product much faster. It's an approach that has changed the way the aerospace industry operates, and it's one that we

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The Quick Energy Simulation Tool (eQUEST) | Open Energy Information  

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The Quick Energy Simulation Tool (eQUEST) The Quick Energy Simulation Tool (eQUEST) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: eQUEST Agency/Company /Organization: James J. Hirsh & Associates Partner: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Sector: Energy Focus Area: Energy Efficiency, Buildings Phase: Create a Vision, Evaluate Options, Develop Goals, Prepare a Plan Resource Type: Software/modeling tools User Interface: Desktop Application Website: doe2.com/equest/ Cost: Free References: eQUEST[1] The Quick Energy Simulation Tool, or eQUEST, allows users with limited simulation experience to develop 3-dimensional simulation models of a particular building design. These simulations incorporate building location, orientation, wall/roof construction, window properties, as well

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NREL: SUNREL Energy Simulation Software - Get SUNREL  

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Get SUNREL Get SUNREL The SUNREL copyright and trademark are owned by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy. To get your own copy of the SUNREL, please read and accept the following license agreement. License Agreement Printable Version SUNREL(tm) - Individual End User License Agreement NOTICE TO USER; PLEASE READ CAREFULLY. THIS END USER LICENSE IS A LEGAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU, AS AN INDIVIDUAL LICENSEE (AS DEFINED BELOW), AND THE ALLIANCE FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY, LLC ("ALLIANCE"), OPERATOR OF THE NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY ("NREL"). BY DOWNLOADING, INSTALLLING, USING ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE SOFTWARE YOU AGREE THAT THIS AGREEMENT IS ENFORCEABLE LIKE ANY WRITTEN NEGOTIATED AGREEMENT SIGNED BY YOU, AND YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT, DO NOT DOWNLOAD, INSTALL OR USE THE SOFTWARE.

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Direct Simulation of Internal Wave Energy Transfer  

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A three-dimensional nonhydrostatic numerical model is used to calculate nonlinear energy transfers within decaying Garrett–Munk internal wavefields. Inviscid wave interactions are calculated over horizontal scales from about 1 to 80 km and for ...

Kraig B. Winters; Eric A. D’Asaro

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving Building Energy Simulation Programs Through Diagnostic Testing (Fact Sheet)  

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New test procedure evaluates quality and accuracy of energy analysis tools for the residential building retrofit market. Reducing the energy use of existing homes in the United States offers significant energy-saving opportunities, which can be identified through building simulation software tools that calculate optimal packages of efficiency measures. To improve the accuracy of energy analysis for residential buildings, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) Buildings Research team developed the Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX), a method for diagnosing and correcting errors in building energy audit software and calibration procedures. BESTEST-EX consists of building physics and utility bill calibration test cases, which software developers can use to compare their tools simulation findings to reference results generated with state-of-the-art simulation tools. Overall, the BESTEST-EX methodology: (1) Tests software predictions of retrofit energy savings in existing homes; (2) Ensures building physics calculations and utility bill calibration procedures perform to a minimum standard; and (3) Quantifies impacts of uncertainties in input audit data and occupant behavior. BESTEST-EX is helping software developers identify and correct bugs in their software, as well as develop and test utility bill calibration procedures.

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2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation Models to Optimize the Energy Consumption of Buildings  

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Page 1 of paper submitted to ICEBO 2008 Berlin SIMULATION MODELS TO OPTIMIZE THE ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF BUILDINGS Sebastian Burhenne Fraunhofer-Institute for Solar Energy Systems Freiburg, Germany Dirk Jacob Fraunhofer...-Institute for Solar Energy Systems Freiburg, Germany ABSTRACT In practice, building operation systems are only adjusted during commissioning. This is done manually and leads to failure-free but often inefficient operation. This work deals...

Burhenne, S.; Jacob, D.

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Evaluation of Energy Conservation Measures by Model Simulation  

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Evaluation of Energy Conservation Measures by Model Simulation Tim Giebler. Mingsheng Liu, and David Claridge Energy Systems Laboratory Texas A&M University Abstract Numerous energy conservation measures are being implemented into the air..., leaving the cold deck set point constant. Hot and cold deck reset schedules optimized according to outside air temperature have been studied and documented by Liu et a1 [3,4]. Knowledge of outside air dew point temperature or relative humidity can...

Giebler, T.; Liu, M.; Claridge, D. E.

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Motor Vehicle Emission Simulator (MOVES) | Open Energy Information  

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Motor Vehicle Emission Simulator (MOVES) Motor Vehicle Emission Simulator (MOVES) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Motor Vehicle Emission Simulator (MOVES) Agency/Company /Organization: United States Environmental Protection Agency Sector: Energy Focus Area: Transportation Topics: GHG inventory Resource Type: Software/modeling tools User Interface: Desktop Application Website: www.epa.gov/otaq/models/moves/index.htm Cost: Free Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/motor-vehicle-emission-simulator-move Language: English Policies: Deployment Programs DeploymentPrograms: Demonstration & Implementation References: http://www.epa.gov/otaq/models/moves/index.htm Intended to replace MOBILE6, NONROAD, and NMIM. Estimates energy consumption emissions from highway vehicles from 1999-2050 and accounts for

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Advanced Process Engineering Co-Simulator (APECS) | Open Energy Information  

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Advanced Process Engineering Co-Simulator (APECS) Advanced Process Engineering Co-Simulator (APECS) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: APECS Agency/Company /Organization: National Energy Technology Laboratory Partner: ANSYS Sector: Energy Focus Area: Industry Topics: Pathways analysis Resource Type: Software/modeling tools User Interface: Desktop Application Website: www.netl.doe.gov/technologies/coalpower/advresearch/apecs.html APECS Screenshot References: APECS Homepage[1] Logo: APECS Advanced Process Engineering Co-Simulator (APECS) is an innovative software tool that provides process/equipment co-simulation capabilities for model-based decision support in steady-state process design and optimization. Developed by NETL, ANSYS, and other research partners, the Advanced Process

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Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation (NEAMS) Software  

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Advanced Modeling and Simulation (NEAMS) Software Advanced Modeling and Simulation (NEAMS) Software Verification and Validation (V&V) Plan Requirements Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation (NEAMS) Software Verification and Validation (V&V) Plan Requirements The purpose of the NEAMS Software V&V Plan is to define what the NEAMS program expects in terms of V&V for the computational models that are developed under NEAMS. NEAMS Software Verification and Validation Plan Requirements Version 0.pdf More Documents & Publications NEAMS Quarterly Report for January-March 2013 Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation (NEAMS) Program Plan CRAD, Assessment Criteria and Guidelines for Determining the Adequacy of Software Used in the Safety Analysis and Design of Defense Nuclear Facilities

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Advanced Process Engineering Co-Simulator (APECS) | Open Energy Information  

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Advanced Process Engineering Co-Simulator (APECS) Advanced Process Engineering Co-Simulator (APECS) (Redirected from APECS) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: APECS Agency/Company /Organization: National Energy Technology Laboratory Partner: ANSYS Sector: Energy Focus Area: Industry Topics: Pathways analysis Resource Type: Software/modeling tools User Interface: Desktop Application Website: www.netl.doe.gov/technologies/coalpower/advresearch/apecs.html APECS Screenshot References: APECS Homepage[1] Logo: APECS Advanced Process Engineering Co-Simulator (APECS) is an innovative software tool that provides process/equipment co-simulation capabilities for model-based decision support in steady-state process design and optimization. Developed by NETL, ANSYS, and other research partners, the Advanced Process

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NREL Simulations Provide New Insight on Polymer-Based Energy Storage Materials (Fact Sheet)  

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Atomistic simulations correlate molecular packing and electron transport in polymer-based energy storage materials.

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2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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GridLab Power Distribution System Simulation | Open Energy Information  

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GridLab Power Distribution System Simulation GridLab Power Distribution System Simulation Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: GridLab Power Distribution System Simulation Agency/Company /Organization: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Sector: Energy Focus Area: Grid Assessment and Integration Phase: Evaluate Options Topics: Pathways analysis User Interface: Desktop Application Website: www.gridlabd.org/ Cost: Free OpenEI Keyword(s): EERE tool Language: English References: GridLAB-D Simulation Software[1] Examine in detail the interplay of every part of a distribution system with every other part of the system. GridLAB-D(tm) is a new power distribution system simulation and analysis tool that provides valuable information to users who design and operate distribution systems, and to utilities that wish to take advantage of the

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Real-time Building Energy Simulation using EnergyPlus and the Building  

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Real-time Building Energy Simulation using EnergyPlus and the Building Real-time Building Energy Simulation using EnergyPlus and the Building Controls Virtual Test Bed Title Real-time Building Energy Simulation using EnergyPlus and the Building Controls Virtual Test Bed Publication Type Conference Proceedings LBNL Report Number LBNL-5390E Year of Publication 2011 Authors Pang, Xiufeng, Prajesh Bhattacharya, Zheng O'Neill, Philip Haves, Michael Wetter, and Trevor Bailey Conference Name Proc. of the 12th IBPSA Conference Pagination p. 2890-2896 Date Published 11/2011 Conference Location Sydney, Australia Abstract Most commercial buildings do not perform as well in practice as intended by the design and their performances often deteriorate over time. Reasons include faulty construction, malfunctioning equipment, incorrectly configured control systems and inappropriate operating procedures (Haves et al., 2001, Lee et al., 2007). To address this problem, the paper presents a simulation-based whole building performance monitoring tool that allows a comparison of building actual performance and expected performance in real time. The tool continuously acquires relevant building model input variables from existing Energy Management and Control System (EMCS). It then reports expected energy consumption as simulated of EnergyPlus. The Building Control Virtual Test Bed (BCVTB) is used as the software platform to provide data linkage between the EMCS, an EnergyPlus model, and a database. This paper describes the integrated real-time simulation environment. A proof-of-concept demonstration is also presented in the paper.

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Residential Energy Simulation and Scheduling: A Case Study Approach Jagannathan Venkatesh, Baris Aksanli, Tajana Simuni Rosing  

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, green energy, residential energy management, smart scheduling I. INTRODUCTION Building energy nature of home energy consumption [5]. A majority of work has focused on characterizing green energyResidential Energy Simulation and Scheduling: A Case Study Approach Jagannathan Venkatesh, Baris

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Building Technologies Office: EnergyPlus Energy Simulation Software  

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interfaces, help create input files, and support computer-aided design. Contacts | Website Policies | U.S. Department of Energy | USA.gov Content Last Updated: October 30, 2013...

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REAL-TIME BUILDING ENERGY SIMULATION USING ENERGYPLUS AND THE  

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REAL-TIME BUILDING ENERGY SIMULATION USING ENERGYPLUS AND THE REAL-TIME BUILDING ENERGY SIMULATION USING ENERGYPLUS AND THE BUILDING CONTROLS VIRTUAL TEST BED Xiufeng Pang 1 , Prajesh Bhattacharya 1 , Zheng O'Neill 2 , Philip Haves 1 , Michael Wetter 1 , and Trevor Bailey 2 1 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, USA 2 United Technologies Research Center, East Hartford, CT, USA ABSTRACT Most commercial buildings do not perform as well in practice as intended by the design and their performances often deteriorate over time. Reasons include faulty construction, malfunctioning equipment, incorrectly configured control systems and inappropriate operating procedures (Haves et al., 2001, Lee et al., 2007). To address this problem, the paper presents a simulation-based whole building performance monitoring tool that allows a

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Hybrid Power System Simulation Model | Open Energy Information  

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Hybrid Power System Simulation Model Hybrid Power System Simulation Model Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Hybrid Power System Simulation Model Focus Area: Renewable Energy Topics: System & Application Design Website: www.umass.edu/windenergy/OLD_SITE/projects/hybrid2/ Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/hybrid-power-system-simulation-model, Language: English Policies: Deployment Programs DeploymentPrograms: Technical Assistance This tool performs detailed long-term performance and economic analysis on a wide variety of hybrid power systems. It is a probabilistic/time-series computer model, using time-series data for loads, wind speed, solar insolation, temperature, and the power system designed or selected by the user, to predict the performance of the hybrid power system. An economic

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AVESTAR® - Advanced Virtual Energy Simulation Training And Research Center  

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Avestar Video Avestar Video AVESTAR Center for Operational Excellence of Clean Energy Systems The AVESTAR Center is dedicated to accelerating progress toward achieving operational excellence for the nation's energy systems, from smart power plants to smart grid. Attaining operational excellence requires maximizing the efficiency and profitability from operations through excellent automation and control, all while reducing negative environmental impact and improving safety. Driving people excellence via the development, training, and empowerment of a highly-skilled engineering and operations workforce is another critical component of operational excellence. The AVESTAR Center is addressing all of these challenges by bringing together dynamic simulation, control, and 3D virtual reality technologies, state-of-the-art training simulators and facilities, and leading industry experts to focus on the optimal operation of clean energy systems in the smart grid era.

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A New Model to Simulate Energy Performance of VRF Systems  

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This paper presents a new model to simulate energy performance of variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems in heat pump operation mode (either cooling or heating is provided but not simultaneously). The main improvement of the new model is the introduction of the evaporating and condensing temperature in the indoor and outdoor unit capacity modifier functions. The independent variables in the capacity modifier functions of the existing VRF model in EnergyPlus are mainly room wet-bulb temperature and outdoor dry-bulb temperature in cooling mode and room dry-bulb temperature and outdoor wet-bulb temperature in heating mode. The new approach allows compliance with different specifications of each indoor unit so that the modeling accuracy is improved. The new VRF model was implemented in a custom version of EnergyPlus 7.2. This paper first describes the algorithm for the new VRF model, which is then used to simulate the energy performance of a VRF system in a Prototype House in California that complies with the requirements of Title 24 ? the California Building Energy Efficiency Standards. The VRF system performance is then compared with three other types of HVAC systems: the Title 24-2005 Baseline system, the traditional High Efficiency system, and the EnergyStar Heat Pump system in three typical California climates: Sunnyvale, Pasadena and Fresno. Calculated energy savings from the VRF systems are significant. The HVAC site energy savings range from 51 to 85percent, while the TDV (Time Dependent Valuation) energy savings range from 31 to 66percent compared to the Title 24 Baseline Systems across the three climates. The largest energy savings are in Fresno climate followed by Sunnyvale and Pasadena. The paper discusses various characteristics of the VRF systems contributing to the energy savings. It should be noted that these savings are calculated using the Title 24 prototype House D under standard operating conditions. Actual performance of the VRF systems for real houses under real operating conditions will vary.

Hong, Tianzhen; Pang, Xiufeng; Schetrit, Oren; Wang, Liping; Kasahara, Shinichi; Yura, Yoshinori; Hinokuma, Ryohei

2014-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Interoperability of Computer Aided Design and Energy Performance Simulation to Improve Building Energy Efficiency and Performance  

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The paper describes very significant novel interoperability and data modeling technology for existing building that maps a building information parametric model with an energy simulation model, establishing a seamless link between Computer Aided...

Chaisuparasmikul, P.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Free Energy Evaluation in Field-Theoretic Polymer Simulations  

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We present a thermodynamic integration method for free energy evaluation in field-theoretic simulations of classical fluids and polymers. The approach employs an Einstein crystal reference state, analogous to a method developed for particle simulations of crystals by Frenkel and Ladd, but applies equally well in the present context to ordered and disordered phases. Thermodynamic averages are computed using complex Langevin sampling, which is effective against the sign problem inherent to polymer field theories. Our method is illustrated in the context of a diblock copolymer melt, where we provide a demonstration of the experimentally observed transition between the cubic gyroid and disordered phases.

Erin M. Lennon; Kirill Katsov; Glenn H. Fredrickson

2008-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Supernova Simulations and Strategies for the Dark Energy Survey  

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We present an analysis of supernova light curves simulated for the upcoming Dark Energy Survey (DES) supernova search. The simulations employ a code suite that generates and fits realistic light curves in order to obtain distance modulus/redshift pairs that are passed to a cosmology fitter. We investigated several different survey strategies including field selection, supernova selection biases, and photometric redshift measurements. Using the results of this study, we chose a 30 deg2 search area in the griz filter set. We forecast (1) that this survey will provide a homogeneous sample of up to 4000 Type Ia supernovae in the redshift range 0.05 z

J. P. Bernstein; R. Kessler; S. Kuhlmann; R. Biswas; E. Kovacs; G. Aldering; I. Crane; C. B. D'Andrea; D. A. Finley; J. A. Frieman; T. Hufford; M. J. Jarvis; A. G. Kim; J. Marriner; P. Mukherjee; R. C. Nichol; P. Nugent; D. Parkinson; R. R. R. Reis; M. Sako; H. Spinka; M. Sullivan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EnergyPlus as a forensic tool: Thermal reconstruction of a crime scene using calibrated simulation  

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This study utilized energy simulation in support of a forensic pathology time-of-death analysis for a corpse discovered in a single-family residence two years prior to the study. In order to produce an accurate estimate of the interior temperature profile ... Keywords: Energy model calibration, energy model accuracy, free-floating energy simulation, legal application of thermal simulation

Nathan Brown, M Susan Ubbelohde, George Loisos, Santosh Philip, Ibone Santiago

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of the differences in energy simulation results between building information modeling (BIM)-based simulation method and the detailed simulation method  

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Building Information Modeling (BIM)-based simulation models have been used to automate lengthy building energy modeling processes and it enable fast acquisition of results. Recent improvements of simulation programs have continued to the increase in ...

Seongchan Kim; Jeong-Han Woo

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Urban energy simulation: Simplification and reduction of building envelope models  

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Abstract This paper describes a building model designed for an urban energy simulation tool. In this context, trade-off between computing time and result precision is particularly important. Our methodology involves physical simplifications and model order reduction. The physical simplications are achieved by using equivalent envelopes, linearization scheme and pre-processing, so that a Modelica detailed model can be derived into a linear and time-invariant system using fewer component models. Balanced realization reduction can then be applied on such systems leading finally to a 6-order model. Effects of the simplification and reduction on heating and cooling loads are evaluated using typical building envelope cases. Results show that the simplifications and reduction induce errors under 1% in annual energy consumption and a maximum of 3% in instantaneous values but are accurate enough to reproduce dynamics of the detailed model. Additionally, the final reduced model uses a simple numerical solver and runs in less than 1 s without compromising precision for hourly annual simulations being 700 times faster than the detailed model, which is promising for use in urban energy simulation.

Eui-Jong Kim; Gilles Plessis; Jean-Luc Hubert; Jean-Jacques Roux

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Real-Time Building Energy Simulation Using EnergyPlus and the Building Controls Test Bed  

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Most commercial buildings do not perform as well in practice as intended by the design and their performances often deteriorate over time. Reasons include faulty construction, malfunctioning equipment, incorrectly configured control systems and inappropriate operating procedures (Haves et al., 2001, Lee et al., 2007). To address this problem, the paper presents a simulation-based whole building performance monitoring tool that allows a comparison of building actual performance and expected performance in real time. The tool continuously acquires relevant building model input variables from existing Energy Management and Control System (EMCS). It then reports expected energy consumption as simulated of EnergyPlus. The Building Control Virtual Test Bed (BCVTB) is used as the software platform to provide data linkage between the EMCS, an EnergyPlus model, and a database. This paper describes the integrated real-time simulation environment. A proof-of-concept demonstration is also presented in the paper.

Pang, Xiufeng; Bhattachayra, Prajesh; O'Neill, Zheng; Haves, Philip; Wetter, Michael; Bailey, Trevor

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation in the Service of Design - Asking the Right Questions  

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team would not be to edit the SketchUp models, but rather toxiv OpenStudio plugin for SketchUp http:\\\\ xv Kleindienst,OpenStudio is a plugin to SketchUp ix . The plugin permits

Donn, Michael

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Group14 Engineering, Inc., Wins DOE Protege of the Year Award...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

the tool's capabilities and reach. Group14's work in defining OpenStudio workflows and Xcel Energy's energy deisgn assistance (EDA) project tracker is saving Xcel Energy...

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Simulation of neutrons produced by high-energy muons underground  

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This article describes the Monte Carlo simulation used to interpret the measurement of the muon-induced neutron flux in the Boulby Underground Laboratory (North Yorkshire, UK), recently performed using a large scintillator veto deployed around the ZEPLIN-II WIMP detector. Version 8.2 of the GEANT4 toolkit was used after relevant benchmarking and validation of neutron production models. In the direct comparison between Monte Carlo and experimental data, we find that the simulation produces a 1.8 times higher neutron rate, which we interpret as over-production in lead by GEANT4. The dominance of this material in neutron production allows us to estimate the absolute neutron yield in lead as (1.31 ± 0.06)×10?3 neutrons/muon/(g/cm2) for a mean muon energy of 260 GeV. Simulated nuclear recoils due to muon-induced neutrons in the ZEPLIN-II target volume (?1-year exposure) showed that, although a small rate of events is expected from this source of background in the energy range of interest for dark matter searches, no event survives an anti-coincidence cut with the veto.

A. Lindote; H.M. Araújo; V.A. Kudryavtsev; M. Robinson

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX) (Presentation), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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Building Energy Simulation Test Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX) Ron Judkoff Joel Neymark Ben Polly Updated: December 2011 NREL/PR-5500-53701 2 Goals of NREL Analysis Accuracy R&D * Provide industry with the tools and technical information needed to improve the accuracy and consistency of analysis methods * Reduce the risks associated with purchasing, financing, and selling energy efficiency upgrades * Enhance software and input collection methods considering impacts on accuracy, cost, and time of energy assessments 3 BESTEST-EX Goals * Test software predictions of retrofit energy savings in existing homes * Ensure building physics calculations and utility bill calibration procedures perform up to a minimum standard

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IFC HVAC interface to EnergyPlus - A case of expanded interoperability for energy simulation  

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Tedious manual input of data that define a building, its systems and its expected pattern of use and operating schedules for building energy performance simulation has in the past diverted time and resources from productive simulation runs. In addition to its previously released IFCtoIDF utility that semiautomates the import of building geometry, the new IFC HVAC interface to EnergyPlus (released at the end of 2003) makes it possible to import and export most of the data that define HVAC equipment and systems in a building directly from and to other IFC compatible software tools. This reduces the manual input of other data needed for successful simulation with EnergyPlus to a minimum. The main purpose of this new interface is to enable import of HVAC equipment and systems definitions, generated by other IFC compatible software tools (such as HVAC systems design tools) and data bases, into EnergyPlus, and to write such definitions contained in EnergyPlus input files to the original IFC files from which building geometry was extracted for the particular EnergyPlus input. In addition, this interface sets an example for developers of other software tools how to import and/or export data other than building geometry from and/or into EnergyPlus. This paper describes the necessary simplifications and shortcuts incorporated in this interface, its operating environment, interface architecture, and the basic conditions and methodology for its use with EnergyPlus.

Bazjanac, Vladimir; Maile, Tobias

2004-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

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A Simulation Tool for Real-time Systems using Environmental Energy Harvesting Maryline CHETTO  

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, the system operates in a so-called energy neutral mode by consuming only as much energy as harvested. The simulator enables to construct an optimal schedule for any task set, battery capacity and energy sourceA Simulation Tool for Real-time Systems using Environmental Energy Harvesting Maryline CHETTO

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Accurate Numerical Simulations Of Chemical Phenomena Involved in Energy  

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Visualization of the spin density from the excess electron cluster. Robert Visualization of the spin density from the excess electron cluster. Robert Harrison Accurate Numerical Simulations Of Chemical Phenomena Involved in Energy Production and Storage with MADNESS and MPQC PI Name: Robert Harrison PI Email: harrisonrj@ornl.gov Institution: ORNL Allocation Program: ESP Allocation Hours at ALCF: 150 Million Year: 2010 to 2013 Research Domain: Chemistry Researchers propose to focus on the problems of catalysis and heavy element chemistry for fuel reprocessing-both of which are of immediate interest to the Department of Energy (DOE), are representative of a very broad class of problems in chemistry, and demand the enormous computational resources anticipated from the next generation of leadership computing facilities. Also common to both is the need for accurate electronic structure

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Physical modeling and computer graphic simulation of the depletion of world energy reserve  

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A physical modeling device and a computer graphic simulation program of the depletion of world energy reserve are developed to demonstrate how rapidly our energy reserve is depleted, how quickly and enormously our demands for energy grows, and how important energy conservation is to us. In both modeling and simulation cases, the total world energy reserve, the current energy usage annual growth rate, and the current energy consumption rate are given as parameters. One can view the energy shortage in terms of the rapidly falling levels in the physical water tank or the simulated oil barrels.

Chih Wu

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Extending air temperature setpoints: Simulated energy savings and design considerations for new and retrofit buildings  

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X. Comparison of Building Energy Modeling Programs: HVACSavings Modeling of Standard Commercial Building Retuningbuilding energy and simulations were carried out with EnergyPlus version 7.2, software well suited for modeling

Hoyt, Tyler; Arens, Edward; Zhang, Hui

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

Simulating environmental changes due to marine hydrokinetic energy installations.  

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Marine hydrokinetic (MHK) projects will extract energy from ocean currents and tides, thereby altering water velocities and currents in the site's waterway. These hydrodynamics changes can potentially affect the ecosystem, both near the MHK installation and in surrounding (i.e., far field) regions. In both marine and freshwater environments, devices will remove energy (momentum) from the system, potentially altering water quality and sediment dynamics. In estuaries, tidal ranges and residence times could change (either increasing or decreasing depending on system flow properties and where the effects are being measured). Effects will be proportional to the number and size of structures installed, with large MHK projects having the greatest potential effects and requiring the most in-depth analyses. This work implements modification to an existing flow, sediment dynamics, and water-quality code (SNL-EFDC) to qualify, quantify, and visualize the influence of MHK-device momentum/energy extraction at a representative site. New algorithms simulate changes to system fluid dynamics due to removal of momentum and reflect commensurate changes in turbulent kinetic energy and its dissipation rate. A generic model is developed to demonstrate corresponding changes to erosion, sediment dynamics, and water quality. Also, bed-slope effects on sediment erosion and bedload velocity are incorporated to better understand scour potential.

Jones, Craig A. (Sea Engineering Inc., Santa Cruz, CA); James, Scott Carlton; Roberts, Jesse Daniel (Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM); Seetho, Eddy

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

116

Performance of Coupled Building Energy and CFD Simulations Zhiqiang (John) Zhai  

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and CFD. This investigation implemented these concepts and developed an integrated building design tool, E, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2088, USA Abstract The integration of building energy simulation (ES of the integrated building simulation over the separated energy simulation and computational

Chen, Qingyan "Yan"

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The MIT Design Advisor : simple and rapid energy simulation of early-stage building designs  

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Simulation tools, when applied early in the design process, can considerably reduce the energy demand of newly constructed buildings. For a simulation tool to assist with design, it must be easy to use, provide feedback ...

Urban, Bryan J. (Bryan James)

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

Atmospheric Kinetic Energy Spectra from Global High-Resolution Nonhydrostatic Simulations  

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Kinetic energy (KE) spectra derived from global high-resolution atmospheric simulations from the Model for Prediction Across Scales (MPAS) are presented. The simulations are produced using quasi-uniform global Voronoi horizontal meshes with 3-, ...

William C. Skamarock; Sang-Hun Park; Joseph B. Klemp; Chris Snyder

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Origins of Analysis Methods in Energy Simulation Programs Used for High Performance Commercial Buildings  

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Current designs of high performance buildings utilize hourly building energy simulations of complex, interacting systems. Such simulations need to quantify the benefits of numerous features including: thermal mass, HVAC systems and, in some cases...

Oh, Sukjoon

2013-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle and Systems Simulation and Testing | Department of Energy  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Vehicle and Systems Simulation and Testing Vehicle and Systems Simulation and Testing 2010 DOE Vehicle Technologies and Hydrogen Programs Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation...

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Vehicle and Systems Simulation and Testing | Department of Energy  

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and Systems Simulation and Testing Vehicle and Systems Simulation and Testing 2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation...

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Vehicle and Systems Simulation and Testing | Department of Energy  

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Vehicle and Systems Simulation and Testing Vehicle and Systems Simulation and Testing Presentation from the U.S. DOE Office of Vehicle Technologies "Mega" Merit Review 2008 on...

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HomeSim: Comprehensive, Smart, Residential Electrical Energy Simulation and Scheduling  

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HomeSim: Comprehensive, Smart, Residential Electrical Energy Simulation and Scheduling J. Venkatesh.edu + {jc.junqua, phmorin} @us.panasonic.com Abstract-- Residential energy constitutes 38% of the total energy consumption in the United States [1]. Although a number of building simulators have been proposed

Simunic, Tajana

124

Modeling and simulations of electrical energy storage in electrochemical capacitors  

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and carbon nanotubes,” Advanced Energy Materials, vol. 1,carbon nanotubes supercapacitors: Improving both energy andcarbon nanotubes for enhanced electrochemical energy

Wang, Hainan

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

Using the BEopt Automated Residential Simulation Test Suite to Enable Comparative Analysis Between Energy Simulation Engines: Preprint  

SciTech Connect

Verification and validation are crucial software quality control procedures when developing and implementing models. This is particularly important as a variety of stakeholders rely on accurate predictions from building simulation programs. This study uses the BEopt Automated Residential Simulation Test Suite (BARTS) to facilitate comparison of two energy simulation engines across various building components and includes models that isolate the impacts of specific building components on annual energy consumption. As a case study, BARTS has been used to identify important discrepancies between the engines for several components of the building models; these discrepancies are caused by differences in the models used by the engines or coding errors.

Tabares-Velasco, P. C.; Maguire, J.; Horowitz, S.; Christensen, C.

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Validation of Simulated Thermal Comfort using a Calibrated Building Energy Simulation (BES) model in the context of Building Performance Evaluation & Optimisation  

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Building Energy Simulation (BES) models play a significant role in the design and optimisation of buildings. Simulation models may be used to compare the cost-effectiveness of Energy- Conservation Measures (ECMs) in the design stage as well...

Coakley, D.; Corry, E. J.; Keane, M. M.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Real-time simulation of shipboard power system and energy storage device management.  

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??Many situations can cause a fault on a shipboard power system, especially in naval battleships. Batteries and ultra-capacitors are simulated to be backup energy storage… (more)

Li, Dingyi

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

Optical Wave Propagation Simulation, Wigner Phase-Space Diagrams, and Wave Energy Confinement  

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The number of samples required for efficient numerical simulation of wave propagation can be determined by a combination of Wigner phase-space techniques, wave energy confinement...

Rhodes, William T; Sheridan, John T; Hennelley, Bryan M

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Mobile Building Energy Audit and Modeling Tools: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number CRD-11-00441  

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Broadly accessible, low cost, accurate, and easy-to-use energy auditing tools remain out of reach for managers of the aging U.S. building population (over 80% of U.S. commercial buildings are more than 10 years old*). concept3D and NREL's commercial buildings group will work to translate and extend NREL's existing spreadsheet-based energy auditing tool for a browser-friendly and mobile-computing platform. NREL will also work with concept3D to further develop a prototype geometry capture and materials inference tool operable on a smart phone/pad platform. These tools will be developed to interoperate with NREL's Building Component Library and OpenStudio energy modeling platforms, and will be marketed by concept3D to commercial developers, academic institutions and governmental agencies. concept3D is NREL's lead developer and subcontractor of the Building Component Library.

Brackney, L.

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

SIMMODEL: A DOMAIN DATA MODEL FOR WHOLE BUILDING ENERGY SIMULATION  

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2010) Commercial Buildings Energy Modeling Guidelines andrequirements for modeling of building geometry for energy

O'Donnell, James

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

SUPERNOVA SIMULATIONS AND STRATEGIES FOR THE DARK ENERGY SURVEY  

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We present an analysis of supernova light curves simulated for the upcoming Dark Energy Survey (DES) supernova search. The simulations employ a code suite that generates and fits realistic light curves in order to obtain distance modulus/redshift pairs that are passed to a cosmology fitter. We investigated several different survey strategies including field selection, supernova selection biases, and photometric redshift measurements. Using the results of this study, we chose a 30 deg{sup 2} search area in the griz filter set. We forecast (1) that this survey will provide a homogeneous sample of up to 4000 Type Ia supernovae in the redshift range 0.05

Bernstein, J. P.; Kuhlmann, S.; Biswas, R.; Kovacs, E.; Crane, I.; Hufford, T. [Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 South Cass Avenue, Lemont, IL 60439 (United States); Kessler, R.; Frieman, J. A. [Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, University of Chicago, 5640 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637 (United States); Aldering, G.; Kim, A. G.; Nugent, P. [E. O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States); D'Andrea, C. B.; Nichol, R. C. [Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, University of Portsmouth, Dennis Sciama Building, Burnaby Road, Portsmouth PO1 3FX (United Kingdom); Finley, D. A.; Marriner, J.; Reis, R. R. R. [Center for Particle Astrophysics, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, P.O. Box 500, Batavia, IL 60510 (United States); Jarvis, M. J. [Centre for Astrophysics, Science and Technology Research Institute, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Herts AL10 9AB (United Kingdom); Mukherjee, P.; Parkinson, D. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Pevensey 2 Building, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QH (United Kingdom); Sako, M. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania, 203 South 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (United States); and others

2012-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Home Energy Score: 3-D Simulation Training and Testing for Assessor Candidates  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building Technologies Office (BTO) is developing a 3-D immersive simulation training and testing (3-DISTT) software program for Home Energy Score assessor candidates.

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Developing an integrated building design tool by coupling building energy simulation and computational fluid dynamics programs  

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Building energy simulation (ES) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) can play important roles in building design by providing essential information to help design energy-efficient, thermally comfortable and healthy ...

Zhai, Zhiqiang, 1971-

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Launches World-Class Virtual Energy Simulation Training and Research  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Launches World-Class Virtual Energy Simulation Training and Launches World-Class Virtual Energy Simulation Training and Research Center DOE Launches World-Class Virtual Energy Simulation Training and Research Center August 22, 2011 - 1:00pm Addthis Washington, DC - A new training center developed to teach personnel how to operate clean integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) power plants is now up and running with help from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The Advanced Virtual Energy Simulation Training and Research (AVESTAR™) center consists of two equivalent facilities--one at the Office of Fossil Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) and the other at West Virginia University's National Research Center for Coal and Energy. Established as part of DOE's initiative to advance new clean coal

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Modeling and simulations of electrical energy storage in electrochemical capacitors  

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electrochemical capacitor energy storage systems. 1.2 Energyto electrochemical energy storage in TiO 2 (anatase)3D nanoarchitec- tures for energy storage and conversion,”

Wang, Hainan

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

Modeling and simulations of electrical energy storage in electrochemical capacitors  

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density of di?erent electrical energy stor- age systems (carbonate in electrical energy storage applications,”challenges facing electrical energy storage,” MRS Bulletin,

Wang, Hainan

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

Energy Production, Frictional Dissipation, and Maximum Intensity of a Numerically Simulated Tropical Cyclone  

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0 Energy Production, Frictional Dissipation, and Maximum Intensity of a Numerically Simulated) viewed as a heat engine converts heat energy extracted from the ocean to kinetic energy of the TC, which is eventually dissipated due to surface friction. Since the energy production rate is a linear function while

Wang, Yuqing

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Energy Production, Frictional Dissipation, and Maximum Intensity of a Numerically Simulated Tropical Cyclone*  

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Energy Production, Frictional Dissipation, and Maximum Intensity of a Numerically Simulated as a heat engine converts heat energy extracted from the ocean into the kinetic energy of the TC, which is eventually dissipated due to surface friction. Since the energy production rate is a linear function while

Wang, Yuqing

139

Energy conservation measures in an institutional building by dynamic simulation using designbuilder  

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In this study, various energy conservation measures (ECMs) on heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) and lighting systems for a 4-storied building in subtropical (hot and humid climate) Central Queensland, Australia are evaluated using the ... Keywords: designbuilder, energy conservation measures, energy efficient lighting and day light control, energy simulation, hot-humid climate, variable air volume system

M. M. Rahman; M. G. Rasul; M. M. K. Khan

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Energy-Aware Simulation Model and Transaction Protocol for Dynamic Workload Distribution in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks1  

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An Energy-Aware Simulation Model and Transaction Protocol for Dynamic Workload Distribution California {tari, prong, pedram}@usc.edu Abstract This paper introduces a network simulation model

Pedram, Massoud

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Simulation and Risk Assessment for Carbon Storage | Department of Energy  

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Carbon Capture and Storage » Simulation Carbon Capture and Storage » Simulation and Risk Assessment for Carbon Storage Simulation and Risk Assessment for Carbon Storage Research in simulation and risk assessment is focused on development of advanced simulation models of the subsurface and integration of the results into a risk assessment that includes both technical and programmatic risks. Simulation models are critical for predicting the flow of the CO2 in the target formations, chemical changes that may occur in the reservoir, and geomechanical effects that increased pressures might have on the target formation and seal(s). Improved models that can simulate faults/fractures, the subsurface behavior of system fluids, and geochemical/mechanical/flow effects are needed. Research continues to develop innovative, advanced

142

Automatic Calibration of a Building Energy Simulation Model Using a Global Optimization Program  

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optimization process minimizing the error between measured and simulated energy consumption. The ?measured? data used in this case was generated by the simulation program and will be referred to as synthetic measured data. The accuracy of calibration...). It is used to prove the possibility of automatic calibration through an optimization process. Synthetic ?data? was generated by the simulation program. This synthetic measured heating and cooling energy consumption data for the prototype building...

Lee, S. U.; Claridge, D.

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SimModel: A domain data model for whole building energy simulation  

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SimModel: A domain data model for whole building energy simulation SimModel: A domain data model for whole building energy simulation Title SimModel: A domain data model for whole building energy simulation Publication Type Conference Paper LBNL Report Number LBNL-5566E Year of Publication 2011 Authors O'Donnell, James, Richard See, Cody Rose, Tobias Maile, Vladimir Bazjanac, and Philip Haves Conference Name IBPSA Building Simulation 2011 Date Published 10/2011 Abstract Many inadequacies exist within industry-standard data models as used by present-day whole-building energy simulation software. Tools such as EnergyPlus and DOE-2 use custom schema definitions (IDD and BDL respectively) as opposed to standardized schema definitions (defined in XSD, EXPRESS, etc.). Non-standard data modes lead to a requirement for application developers to develop bespoke interfaces. Such tools have proven to be error prone in their implementation - typically resulting in information loss.

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Photon energy absorption coefficients for nuclear track detectors using Geant4 Monte Carlo simulation  

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Abstract Geant4 Monte Carlo code simulations were used to solve experimental and theoretical complications for calculation of mass energy-absorption coefficients of elements, air, and compounds. The mass energy-absorption coefficients for nuclear track detectors were computed first time using Geant4 Monte Carlo code for energy 1 keV–20 MeV. Very good agreements for simulated results of mass energy-absorption coefficients for carbon, nitrogen, silicon, sodium iodide and nuclear track detectors were observed on comparison with the values reported in the literatures. Kerma relative to air for energy 1 keV–20 MeV and energy absorption buildup factors for energy 50 keV–10 MeV up to 10 mfp penetration depths of the selected nuclear track detectors were also calculated to evaluate the absorption of the gamma photons. Geant4 simulation can be utilized for estimation of mass energy-absorption coefficients in elements and composite materials.

Vishwanath P. Singh; M.E. Medhat; N.M. Badiger

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation Problem Analysis and Research Kernel | Open Energy...  

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Problem Analysis and Research Kernel Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Simulation Problem Analysis and Research Kernel AgencyCompany Organization:...

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Behavioral Aspects in Simulating the Future US Building Energy Demand  

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Importance Total off- site energy demand (2030) 20% decreaseImportance Total off-site energy demand (2030) 20% decreaseImportance Total off-site energy demand (2030) 20% decrease

Stadler, Michael

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

Modeling and simulations of electrical energy storage in electrochemical capacitors  

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energy storage systems (EES) have been the subject of intense study as they constitute an essential element in the development of sustainable energy

Wang, Hainan

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

Contribution to solving the energy crisis: Simulating the prospects for low cost energy through silicon solar cells  

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PECAN (Photovoltaic Energy Conversion Analysis) is a highly interactive decision analysis and support system. It simulates the prospects for widespread use of solar cells for the generation of electrical power. PECAN consists of a set of integrated APL ...

Alexander Kran

1978-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling-Computer Simulations (Lewicki & Oldenburg, 2004) | Open Energy  

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Modeling-Computer Simulations (Lewicki & Oldenburg, Modeling-Computer Simulations (Lewicki & Oldenburg, 2004) Exploration Activity Details Location Unspecified Exploration Technique Modeling-Computer Simulations Activity Date Usefulness not indicated DOE-funding Unknown Notes In this section we present numerical simulations of CO2 migration, seepage, and atmospheric dispersion. The purpose of these simulations is to evaluate the magnitudes and form of anomalous CO2 concentrations and fluxes that might be expected to emanate from a given model hidden geothermal system. From this information, we can design and evaluate potential monitoring and detection methods. References Jennifer L. Lewicki, Curtis M. Oldenburg (2004) Strategies For Detecting Hidden Geothermal Systems By Near-Surface Gas Monitoring Retrieved from

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Modeling-Computer Simulations (Combs, Et Al., 1999) | Open Energy  

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Modeling-Computer Simulations (Combs, Et Al., 1999) Modeling-Computer Simulations (Combs, Et Al., 1999) Exploration Activity Details Location Unspecified Exploration Technique Modeling-Computer Simulations Activity Date Usefulness useful DOE-funding Unknown Notes Various models/simulations used to analyze data obtained from slimhole drilling. References Jim Combs, John T. Finger, Colin Goranson, Charles E. Hockox Jr., Ronald D. Jacobsen, Gene Polik (1999) Slimhole Handbook- Procedures And Recommendations For Slimhole Drilling And Testing In Geothermal Exploration Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Modeling-Computer_Simulations_(Combs,_Et_Al.,_1999)&oldid=387232" Category: Exploration Activities What links here Related changes Special pages Printable version Permanent link Browse properties

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Improving Building Energy Simulation Programs Through Diagnostic Testing (Fact Sheet), NREL Highlights, Research & Development, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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test procedure evaluates quality and accuracy of energy test procedure evaluates quality and accuracy of energy analysis tools for the residential building retrofit market. Reducing the energy use of existing homes in the United States offers significant energy-saving opportunities, which can be identified through building simulation software tools that calculate optimal packages of efficiency measures. To improve the accuracy of energy analysis for residential buildings, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) Buildings Research team developed the Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX), a method for diagnosing and correcting errors in building energy audit software and calibration procedures. BESTEST-EX consists of building physics and utility bill calibration test cases, which soft-

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Solar Energy, 2006, 80, 3, 361-367 SIMULATING METEOSAT-7 BROADBAND RADIANCES USING TWO  

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Solar Energy, 2006, 80, 3, 361-367 SIMULATING METEOSAT-7 BROADBAND RADIANCES USING TWO VISIBLE-00361360,version1-13Feb2009 Author manuscript, published in "Solar Energy 80, 3 (2006) 361-367" DOI : 10.1016/j.solener.2005.01.012 #12;Solar Energy, 2006, 80, 3, 361-367 · Imet-7 the maximum irradiance

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Energy-based adaptation in simulations of survivability of ad hoc communication  

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Energy-based adaptation in simulations of survivability of ad hoc communication Massimiliano Raciti are overloaded or not available. Unfortunately, the constrained capacity of their batteries and the energy of the resources. Real- time adaptation can further minimise their impact on the energy consumption, increasing

154

Curvature-based energy for simulation and variational modeling Denis Zorin  

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Curvature-based energy for simulation and variational modeling Denis Zorin New York University 719 Broadway, 12th floor New York, New York, 10012 dzorin@mrl.nyu.edu Abstract Curvature-based energy unanswered. We discuss the general principles for defining curvature- based energy on discrete surfaces based

Mohri, Mehryar

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A PRODUCTION SIMULATION TOOL FOR SYSTEMS WITH INTEGRATED WIND ENERGY RESOURCES  

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A PRODUCTION SIMULATION TOOL FOR SYSTEMS WITH INTEGRATED WIND ENERGY RESOURCES BY NICOLAS BENOIT the energy output of a wind farm in a single location and of those in multiple locations. In this way, we for such planning tools. The incorporation of the wind energy model requires the extension of the widely used

Gross, George

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OTGsim: Simulation of an Off-the-Grid Radar Network with High Sensing Energy Cost  

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OTGsim: Simulation of an Off-the-Grid Radar Network with High Sensing Energy Cost Brian C. Donovan|kurose@cs.umass.edu Abstract--Many sensor network studies assume that the energy cost for sensing is negligible compared sensors with a high energy cost such as radar. For a node utilizing radar as its primary sensor

Kurose, Jim

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AN ADAPTIVE MIXED SCHEME FOR ENERGY-TRANSPORT SIMULATIONS OF FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTORS  

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AN ADAPTIVE MIXED SCHEME FOR ENERGY-TRANSPORT SIMULATIONS OF FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTORS #3; STEFAN HOLST, ANSGAR J  UNGEL y AND PAOLA PIETRA z Abstract. Energy-transport models are used in semiconductor and energy of the electrons, coupled to the Poisson equation for the electrostatic potential. The movement

Pietra, Paola

158

Process/equipment co-simulation for designe and analysis of advanced energy systems  

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b s t r a c t The grand challenge facing the power and energy industries is the development of efficient, environmentally friendly, and affordable technologies for next-generation energy systems. To provide solutions for energy and the environment, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) and its research partners in industry and academia are relying increasingly on the use of sophisticated computer-aided process design and optimization tools. In this paper, we describe recent progress toward developing an Advanced Process Engineering Co-Simulator (APECS) for the high-fidelity design, analysis, and optimization of energy plants. The APECS software system combines steady-state process simulation with multiphysics-based equipment simulations, such as those based on computational fluid dynamics (CFD). These co-simulation capabilities enable design engineers to optimize overall process performance with respect to complex thermal and fluid flow phenomena arising in key plant equipment items, such as combustors, gasifiers, turbines, and carbon capture devices. In this paper we review several applications of the APECS co-simulation technology to advanced energy systems, including coal-fired energy plants with carbon capture. This paper also discusses ongoing co-simulation R&D activities and challenges in areas such as CFD-based reduced-order modeling, knowledge management, advanced analysis and optimization, and virtual plant co-simulation. Continued progress in co-simulation technology – through improved integration, solution, and deployment – will have profound positive impacts on the design and optimization of high-efficiency, near-zero emission fossil energy systems.

Zitney, S.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lab Breakthrough: Asteroid Killer Simulation | Department of Energy  

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Lab Breakthrough: Asteroid Killer Simulation Lab Breakthrough: Asteroid Killer Simulation Lab Breakthrough: Asteroid Killer Simulation July 5, 2012 - 12:07pm Addthis A supercomputer at Los Alamos National Laboratory is helping scientists understand how a nuclear detonation might affect an incoming, Earth-threatening asteroid. View the entire Lab Breakthrough playlist. Michael Hess Michael Hess Former Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs What if we find an Earth-bound asteroid? If time is very short (less than a month), than there is probably nothing mankind can do. If our nuclear intercept is far enough away, then these computer simulations show most asteroid fragments will steer clear. Los Alamos National Laboratory's Bob Weaver took some time recently to talk about how his research would help avert a catastrophic asteroid

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Fact Sheet on NCAR Simulations | Department of Energy  

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Fact Sheet on NCAR Simulations Fact Sheet on NCAR Simulations Fact Sheet on NCAR Simulations June 3, 2010 - 12:00am Addthis The simulations released today show the potential for oil to reach the Atlantic at some point in the future, but don't project when, where or whether any of it would make landfall or at what concentrations. Because of the effect of dispersants, mixing, and a range of other biological and physical factors, any oil that reaches the Atlantic would be at a much lower concentration. Nevertheless, NOAA and our federal scientific teams are closely monitoring the path of the oil so that we can respond aggressively whereever it goes. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is tracking the actual flow path of the oil and making projections about the future, based

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ESIM: an energy-based cotton ginning simulator  

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47 49 50 51 12 Histogram of Number of Bales in a Typical Module Arrival from the Simulation 52 13 Histogram of Number of Bales in a Typical Trailer Arrival from the Simulation . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 14 Effect of Seasonal Utilization... is intended for use in comparing current seed cotton handling methods with alternate methods such as seed cotton storage prior to ginning. HARVSIM depicts the trailer transportation model and an economic analysis calculates cost for harvesting, trans...

Williams, Gordon Frederick

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

162

Characterizing the performance and energy attributes of scientific simulations  

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We characterize the performance and energy attributes of scientific applications based on nonlinear partial differential equations (PDEs). where the dominant cost is that of sparse linear system solution. We obtain performance and energy metrics using ...

Sayaka Akioka; Konrad Malkowski; Padma Raghavan; Mary Jane Irwin; Lois Curfman McInnes; Boyana Norris

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

Agent-based competitive simulation: exploring future retail energy markets  

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Future sustainable energy systems will need efficient, clean, low-cost, renewable energy sources, as well as market structures that motivate sustainable behaviors on the part of households and businesses. "Smart grid" components can help consumers manage ...

Carsten Block; John Collins; Wolfgang Ketter

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Refrigerator/freezer energy use: Measured values vs. simulation results  

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The EPA Refrigerator Analysis (ERA) program was utilized in the engineering analysis performed to support the proposed refrigerator/freezer standards in the United States. In this paper the accuracy of the ERA program for predicting the energy consumption of domestic refrigerators, freezers, and refrigerator-freezers is studied by comparing the predicted energy consumption with the measured energy consumption.

Hakim, S.H.; Turiel, I. [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (United States). Energy and Environment Div.

1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

165

Functional Mock-Up Unit Import in EnergyPlus For Co-Simulation  

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Functional Mock-Up Unit Import in EnergyPlus For Co-Simulation Functional Mock-Up Unit Import in EnergyPlus For Co-Simulation Title Functional Mock-Up Unit Import in EnergyPlus For Co-Simulation Publication Type Conference Proceedings LBNL Report Number LBNL-6413E Year of Publication 2013 Authors Nouidui, Thierry Stephane, Michael Wetter, and Wangda Zuo Conference Name 13th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Date Published 08/2013 Conference Location Chambery, France Abstract This paper describes how to use the recently implemented Functional Mock-up Unit (FMU) for co-simulation import interface in EnergyPlus to link EnergyPlus with simulation tools packaged as FMUs. The interface complies with the Functional Mock-up Interface (FMI) for co-simulation standard version 1.0, which is an open standard designed to enable links between different simulation tools that are packaged as FMUs. This article starts with an introduction of the FMI and FMU concepts. We then discuss the implementation of the FMU import interface in EnergyPlus. After that, we present two use cases. The first use case is to model a HVAC system in Modelica, export it as an FMU, and link it to a room model in EnergyPlus. The second use case is an extension of the first case where a shading controller is modeled in Modelica, exported as an FMU, and used in the EnergyPlus room model to control the shading device of one of its windows. In both cases, the FMUs are imported into EnergyPlus which models the building envelope and manages the data-exchange between the envelope and the systems in the FMUs during run-time.

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Computational simulations of latent heat thermal energy storage systems - with innovative and first-principles based simulation for the underlying unsteady melting (and solidification) processes.  

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?? This thesis develops an effective modeling and simulation procedure for a specific thermal energy storage system commonly used and recommended for various applications (such… (more)

Gumaste, Rohan Achyut

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation and visualization of fields and energy flows in electric circuits with idealized geometries  

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This thesis develops a method to simulate and visualize the fields and energy flows in electric circuits, using a simplified physical model based on an idealized geometry. The physical models combine and extend previously ...

Ohannessian, Mesrob I., 1981-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reliability Modeling and Simulation of Composite Power Systems with Renewable Energy Resources and Storage  

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This research proposes an efficient reliability modeling and simulation methodology in power systems to include photovoltaic units, wind farms and storage. Energy losses by wake effect in a wind farm are incorporated. Using the wake model, wind...

Kim, Hagkwen

2013-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

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SIMULATING ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF AUXILIARY UNITS IN HEAVY VEHICLES1 Niklas Pettersson, Karl Henrik Johansson  

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in the modelling language Modelica. The library contains a mixture of models developed from physical principlesSIMULATING ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF AUXILIARY UNITS IN HEAVY VEHICLES1 Niklas Pettersson, Karl Henrik and models fitted to collected data. Modelling of the cooling system is described in some detail. Simulation

Johansson, Karl Henrik

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Functional Mock-Up Unit Import in EnergyPlus For Co-Simulation  

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FOR CO-SIMULATION Thierry Stephane Nouidui1 , Michael Wetter1 , Wangda Zuo2* 1 Lawrence Berkeley NationalLBNL-6413E Functional Mock-Up Unit Import in EnergyPlus For Co-Simulation Authors, Thierry Stephane by the United States Government. While this document is believed to contain correct information, neither

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MOtor Vehicle Emission Simulator (MOVES) | Open Energy Information  

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MOtor Vehicle Emission Simulator (MOVES) MOtor Vehicle Emission Simulator (MOVES) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: MOtor Vehicle Emission Simulator (MOVES) Agency/Company /Organization: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Focus Area: GHG Inventory Development Topics: Analysis Tools Website: www.epa.gov/otaq/models/moves/index.htm This emission modeling system estimates emissions from mobile sources, including cars, trucks, and motorcycles. The modeling tool covers a broad range of pollutants and allows multiple scale analysis. How to Use This Tool This tool is most helpful when using these strategies: Shift - Change to low-carbon modes Improve - Enhance infrastructure & policies Learn more about the avoid, shift, improve framework for limiting air pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions.

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Simulation and High-Performance Computing | Department of Energy  

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Simulation and High-Performance Computing Simulation and High-Performance Computing Simulation and High-Performance Computing October 29, 2010 - 12:22pm Addthis Former Under Secretary Koonin Former Under Secretary Koonin Director - NYU's Center for Urban Science & Progress and Former Under Secretary for Science What are the key facts? The Chinese's Tianhe-1A machine is now the world's most powerful computer, 40% faster than the fastest American machine located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Of the top 500 supercomputers in the world, more than half are in the U.S., and 90% were built by U.S. hardware vendors. We are developing the next generation of supercomputers over the next decade, which will be capable of exaflop-class performance (a factor of 1000 more powerful than today's most powerful computers).

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Modeling-Computer Simulations (Laney, 2005) | Open Energy Information  

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Modeling-Computer Simulations (Laney, 2005) Modeling-Computer Simulations (Laney, 2005) Exploration Activity Details Location Unspecified Exploration Technique Modeling-Computer Simulations Activity Date Usefulness not indicated DOE-funding Unknown Notes Design of Sampling Strategies to Detect CO2 Emissions From Hidden Geothermal Systems, Lewicki, Oldenburg and Kennedy. The objective of this project is to investigate geothermal CO2 monitoring in the near surface as a tool to discover hidden geothermal reservoirs. A primary goal of this project is to develop an approach that places emphasis on cost and time-efficient near-surface exploration methods and yields results to guide and focus more cost-intensive geophysical measurements, installation of deep wells, and geochemical analyses of deep fluids. To this end, we

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Integrating Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Systems in Whole Building Energy Simulation  

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INTEGRATING SOLAR THERMAL AND PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS IN WHOLE BUILDING ENERGY SIMULATION Soolyeon Cho1 and Jeff S. Haberl2 1The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC 2Texas A&M University, College Station, TX ABSTRACT... This paper introduces methodologies on how the renewable energy generated by the solar thermal and solar photovoltaic (PV) systems installed on site can be integrated in the whole building simulation analyses, which then can be available to analyze...

Cho, S.; Haberl, J.

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Computer Energy Modeling Techniques for Simulation Large Scale Correctional Institutes in Texas  

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for large facilities with multiple buildings, however, has been relatively rare. Due to the immense size of certain facilities such as college campuses and correctional institutes, simulating energy consumption for the entire campus and reporting... Office Building", Oak Ridge National Laboratory, OFWL Report No. ORNLICON-363, Oak Ridge, TN. SAS Institute, Inc. 1990. "SASISTAT User's Guide", Cary, NC, Ver. 6,4th ed., Vol. 2. Torres-Nunci, N. 1989. "Simulation Modeling Energy Consumption...

Heneghan, T.; Haberl, J. S.; Saman, N.; Bou-Saada, T. E.

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling-Computer Simulations (Ozkocak, 1985) | Open Energy Information  

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Ozkocak, 1985) Ozkocak, 1985) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Modeling-Computer Simulations (Ozkocak, 1985) Exploration Activity Details Location Unspecified Exploration Technique Modeling-Computer Simulations Activity Date Usefulness not indicated DOE-funding Unknown Notes CONTRIBUTION OF THE LATEST ADVANCES IN GEOLOGY, GEOCHEMISTRY AND GEOPHYSICS TO GEOTHERMAL PROSPECTING. Twenty-five papers were received on this topic, 14 of them concerning geology, four geochemistry and seven geophysics. The papers dealing with geology describe attempts to build models of underground geothermal activity and study the factors that control the formation of reservoir and cap rocks (regional plate tectonics, local tectonics, stratigraphy, geochemistry and volcanism) and the relations

177

Workshop on data acquisition and trigger system simulations for high energy physics  

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This report discusses the following topics: DAQSIM: A data acquisition system simulation tool; Front end and DCC Simulations for the SDC Straw Tube System; Simulation of Non-Blocklng Data Acquisition Architectures; Simulation Studies of the SDC Data Collection Chip; Correlation Studies of the Data Collection Circuit & The Design of a Queue for this Circuit; Fast Data Compression & Transmission from a Silicon Strip Wafer; Simulation of SCI Protocols in Modsim; Visual Design with vVHDL; Stochastic Simulation of Asynchronous Buffers; SDC Trigger Simulations; Trigger Rates, DAQ & Online Processing at the SSC; Planned Enhancements to MODSEM II & SIMOBJECT -- an Overview -- R.; DAGAR -- A synthesis system; Proposed Silicon Compiler for Physics Applications; Timed -- LOTOS in a PROLOG Environment: an Algebraic language for Simulation; Modeling and Simulation of an Event Builder for High Energy Physics Data Acquisition Systems; A Verilog Simulation for the CDF DAQ; Simulation to Design with Verilog; The DZero Data Acquisition System: Model and Measurements; DZero Trigger Level 1.5 Modeling; Strategies Optimizing Data Load in the DZero Triggers; Simulation of the DZero Level 2 Data Acquisition System; A Fast Method for Calculating DZero Level 1 Jet Trigger Properties and Physics Input to DAQ Studies.

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1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical Simulation of Underground Solar Thermal Energy Storage.  

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??The United States Department of Energy indicates that 97% of all homes in the US use fossil fuels either directly or indirectly for space heating.… (more)

Sweet, Marshall

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nesting large-eddy simulations within mesoscale simulations for wind energy applications  

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With increasing demand for more accurate atmospheric simulations for wind turbine micrositing, for operational wind power forecasting, and for more reliable turbine design, simulations of atmospheric flow with resolution of tens of meters or higher are required. These time-dependent large-eddy simulations (LES), which resolve individual atmospheric eddies on length scales smaller than turbine blades and account for complex terrain, are possible with a range of commercial and open-source software, including the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model. In addition to 'local' sources of turbulence within an LES domain, changing weather conditions outside the domain can also affect flow, suggesting that a mesoscale model provide boundary conditions to the large-eddy simulations. Nesting a large-eddy simulation within a mesoscale model requires nuanced representations of turbulence. Our group has improved the Weather and Research Forecasting model's (WRF) LES capability by implementing the Nonlinear Backscatter and Anisotropy (NBA) subfilter stress model following Kosovic (1997) and an explicit filtering and reconstruction technique to compute the Resolvable Subfilter-Scale (RSFS) stresses (following Chow et al, 2005). We have also implemented an immersed boundary method (IBM) in WRF to accommodate complex terrain. These new models improve WRF's LES capabilities over complex terrain and in stable atmospheric conditions. We demonstrate approaches to nesting LES within a mesoscale simulation for farms of wind turbines in hilly regions. Results are sensitive to the nesting method, indicating that care must be taken to provide appropriate boundary conditions, and to allow adequate spin-up of turbulence in the LES domain.

Lundquist, J K; Mirocha, J D; Chow, F K; Kosovic, B; Lundquist, K A

2008-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

180

Walking in simulated reduced gravity: mechanical energy fluctuations and exchange  

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, such that the ratio of horizontal kinetic to gravitational potential energy fluctuations remained constant over a four cycle the kinetic and potential energy are exchanged such that the total external work required to lift to a point mass on massless rigid legs (2, 12, 29). The amount of exchange, often described as ``per- cent

Kram, Rodger

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Simulating the Value of Concentrating Solar Power with Thermal Energy Storage in a Production Cost Model  

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Concentrating solar power (CSP) deployed with thermal energy storage (TES) provides a dispatchable source of renewable energy. The value of CSP with TES, as with other potential generation resources, needs to be established using traditional utility planning tools. Production cost models, which simulate the operation of grid, are often used to estimate the operational value of different generation mixes. CSP with TES has historically had limited analysis in commercial production simulations. This document describes the implementation of CSP with TES in a commercial production cost model. It also describes the simulation of grid operations with CSP in a test system consisting of two balancing areas located primarily in Colorado.

Denholm, P.; Hummon, M.

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation of Ultra High Energy Neutrino Interactions in Ice and Water  

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The CORSIKA program, usually used to simulate extensive cosmic ray air showers, has been adapted to work in a water or ice medium. The adapted CORSIKA code was used to simulate hadronic showers produced by neutrino interactions. The simulated showers have been used to study the spatial distribution of the deposited energy in the showers. This allows a more precise determination of the acoustic signals produced by ultra high energy neutrinos than has been possible previously. The properties of the acoustic signals generated by such showers are described.

S. Bevan; S. Danaher; J. Perkin; S. Ralph; C. Rhodes; L. Thompson; T. Sloan; D. Waters

2007-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation of Ultra High Energy Neutrino Interactions in Ice and Water  

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The CORSIKA program, usually used to simulate extensive cosmic ray air showers, has been adapted to work in a water or ice medium. The adapted CORSIKA code was used to simulate hadronic showers produced by neutrino interactions. The simulated showers have been used to study the spatial distribution of the deposited energy in the showers. This allows a more precise determination of the acoustic signals produced by ultra high energy neutrinos than has been possible previously. The properties of the acoustic signals generated by such showers are described.

Bevan, S; Perkin, J; Ralph, S; Rhodes, C; Thompson, L; Sloan, T; Waters, D

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Snowmass Energy Frontier Simulations using the Open Science Grid (A Snowmass 2013 whitepaper)  

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Snowmass is a US long-term planning study for the high-energy community by the American Physical Society's Division of Particles and Fields. For its simulation studies, opportunistic resources are harnessed using the Open Science Grid infrastructure. Late binding grid technology, GlideinWMS, was used for distributed scheduling of the simulation jobs across many sites mainly in the US. The pilot infrastructure also uses the Parrot mechanism to dynamically access CvmFS in order to ascertain a homogeneous environment across the nodes. This report presents the resource usage and the storage model used for simulating large statistics Standard Model backgrounds needed for Snowmass Energy Frontier studies.

Avetisyan, A; Narain, M; Padhi, S; Hirschauer, J; Levshina, T; McBride, P; Sehgal, C; Slyz, M; Rynge, M; Malik, S; Stupak, J

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A Method for Simulating Heat Recovery Systems Using AirModel in Implementations of the ASHRAE Simplified Energy Analysis Procedure  

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exchanger to verify the return air ratio. In this comparison, the recovered energy from the return air was equalized with the heat transfer of the heat exchanger model. An example of this methodology was used to simulate the HVAC system with a heat... to be measured for further investigation to verify the AirModel simulation. This method can be applied in Energy Plus and other simulation tools/software to simulate the building exhaust energy recovery. Acknowledgements The work of this paper...

Liu, C.; Zeig, M.; Claridge, D. E.; Wei, G.; Bruner, H.; Turner, W. D.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL Develops Diagnostic Test Cases to Improve Building Energy Simulation Programs (Fact Sheet)  

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This technical highlight describes NREL research to develop a set of diagnostic test cases for building energy simulations in order to achieve more accurate energy use and savings predictions. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Residential and Commercial Buildings research groups developed a set of diagnostic test cases for building energy simulations. Eight test cases were developed to test surface conduction heat transfer algorithms of building envelopes in building energy simulation programs. These algorithms are used to predict energy flow through external opaque surfaces such as walls, ceilings, and floors. The test cases consist of analytical and vetted numerical heat transfer solutions that have been available for decades, which increases confidence in test results. NREL researchers adapted these solutions for comparisons with building energy simulation results. Testing the new cases with EnergyPlus identified issues with the conduction finite difference (CondFD) heat transfer algorithm in versions 5 and 6. NREL researchers resolved these issues for EnergyPlus version 7. The new test cases will help users and developers of EnergyPlus and other building energy tools to identify and fix problems associated with solid conduction heat transfer algorithms of building envelopes and their boundary conditions. In the long term, improvements to software algorithms will result in more accurate energy use and savings predictions. NREL researchers plan to document the set of test cases and make them available for future consideration by validation standards such as ASHRAE Standard 140: Standard Method of Test for the Evaluation of Building Energy Analysis Computer Programs. EnergyPlus users will also have access to the improved CondFD model in version 7 after its next scheduled release.

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Optimal estimation of free energies and stationary densities from multiple biased simulations  

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When studying high-dimensional dynamical systems such as macromolecules, quantum systems and polymers, a prime concern is the identification of the most probable states and their stationary probabilities or free energies. Often, these systems have metastable regions or phases, prohibiting to estimate the stationary probabilities by direct simulation. Efficient sampling methods such as umbrella sampling, metadynamics and conformational flooding have developed that perform a number of simulations where the system's potential is biased such as to accelerate the rare barrier crossing events. A joint free energy profile or stationary density can then be obtained from these biased simulations with weighted histogram analysis method (WHAM). This approach (a) requires a few essential order parameters to be defined in which the histogram is set up, and (b) assumes that each simulation is in global equilibrium. Both assumptions make the investigation of high-dimensional systems with previously unknown energy landscape ...

Wu, Hao

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PPPL physicists win supercomputing time to simulate key energy...  

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the explosive release of magnetic energy in phenomena like solar flares that can disrupt cell phone service and black out power grids. "This is great for the Laboratory," PPPL...

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An interactive graphics environment for architectural energy simulation  

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An interactive computer graphics system has been developed for the architecture profession which provides a “design environment” for the evaluation of building energy consumption. The system includes an integrated set of graphic input tools ...

Jon H. Pittman; Donald P. Greenberg

1982-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation of energy performance of underfloor air distribution (UFAD) systems  

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13   Table 7. Summary of UFAD HVAC EUI and percen tagethe HVAC component energy use intensity (EUI) results. Theis site-based annual HVAC EUI (kBtu/ft 2 /yr). Two baseline

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation of energy performance of underfloor air distribution (UFAD) systems  

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system represents a fan coil unit (FCU) system, consistingEnergy use intensity EUI Fan coil unit F CU HVAC electricityarea Fan powered terminal unit (with heating coil) used for

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Survey and Analysis of Weather Data for Building Energy Simulations Mahabir Bhandari, Som Shrestha, Joshua New  

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Page 1 Survey and Analysis of Weather Data for Building Energy Simulations Mahabir Bhandari, Som data plays an important role in this calibration process and projected energy savings. It would; relative humidity; direct, diffuse and horizontal solar radiation; and wind speed are statistically

Wang, Xiaorui "Ray"

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Statistical Simulation to Estimate Uncertain Behavioral Parameters of Hybrid Energy-Economy Models  

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for their effect on output, energy demand, and, as a result, emissions. The model responses to these price changes are assumed to indicate likely market reactions to the extent that key parameters (price elasticities between functions. Policies that change energy prices, such as a tax on GHG emissions, can be simulated

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The effect of ankle foot orthosis stiffness on the energy cost of walking: A simulation study  

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The effect of ankle foot orthosis stiffness on the energy cost of walking: A simulation study D sclerosis patients, gait is frequently hampered by a reduced ability to push-off with the ankle caused by weakness of the plantar-flexor muscles. To enhance ankle push-off and to decrease the high energy cost

Collins, Steven H.

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Nonadiabatic Molecular Dynamics Simulations of the Energy Transfer between Building Blocks in a Phenylene Ethynylene Dendrimer  

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Nonadiabatic Molecular Dynamics Simulations of the Energy Transfer between Building Blocks E. Roitberg*, UniVersidad Nacional de Quilmes, Roque Saenz Pen~a 352, B1876BXD Bernal, Argentina, 2009 The ultrafast dynamics of electronic and vibrational energy transfer between two- and three

Tretiak, Sergei

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Solar Energy 74 (2003) 157173 Comparison between ray-tracing simulations and bi-directional  

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Solar Energy 74 (2003) 157­173 Comparison between ray-tracing simulations and bi-Louis Scartezzini a Solar Energy and Building Physics Laboratory LESO-PB, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology EPFL-tracing software. For the first time, an attempt is made to validate detailed bi-directional properties

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Greening the terrestrial biosphere: simulated feedbacks on atmospheric heat and energy circulation  

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on atmospheric exchange of heat and moisture. Our CONTROL simulation had a mean global net primary production Global energy balance 1 Introduction The biosphere is inarguably an integral component of the Earth's global climate system, playing an important role in the global cycles of carbon, water and energy

Cowling, Sharon A.

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SIMULATION, DESIGN, AND VERIFICATION OF AN ELECTRIFIED BICYCLE ENERGY MODEL Matt Barnes  

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SIMULATION, DESIGN, AND VERIFICATION OF AN ELECTRIFIED BICYCLE ENERGY MODEL Matt Barnes Department and easily predict and optimize the efficiency of an electric bicycle system based on selection of critical. The model is used to guide the construction of an electrified bicycle system to achieve the highest energy

Brennan, Sean

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An Efficient Instantiation Algorithm for Simulating Radiant Energy Transfer in Plant Models  

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in agronomy concerning the influence of light over the production of a cultivated crop under differentAn Efficient Instantiation Algorithm for Simulating Radiant Energy Transfer in Plant Models Cyril simu- lation of light energy exchange inside plants models. This is obviously useful for visual

Boyer, Edmond

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Modeling & Simulation  

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Modeling & Simulation Modeling & Simulation Research into alternative forms of energy, especially energy security, is one of the major national security imperatives of this...

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On-Site Generation Simulation with EnergyPlus for CommercialBuildings  

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Building energy simulation software (e.g., EnergyPlus) is apowerful tool used widely by designers and researchers. However, currentsoftware is limited in modeling distributed generation (DG), including DGwith heat recovery applied to building end-use, i.e., combined heat andpower (CHP). Concurrently, DG investment and dispatch optimizationsoftware has been developed, yet has not been linked to a building energysimulation program for accurate assessment of DG designs, particularlyunder uncertainty in future end-use loads and equipment availability. CHPis a proven approach to cost effective reductions in primary fuelconsumption and CO2 emissions. Integrating DG system design and controlsinto building energy simulation is an important step towards popular DGacceptance. We propose to extend the existing building energy simulationprogram, EnergyPlus (E+), to enable the simulation of various DG modulesand associated control strategies in order to achieve more accurate andholistic analysis of DG technologies. Extension of EnergyPlus isconveniently facilitated by SPARK, a program capable of modeling buildingequipment and controls as individual modules. These modules can beautomatically integrated with EnergyPlus building models. Candidate DGsystems can be selected from the DG investment optimization program,Distributed Energy Resources Customer Adoption Model (DER-CAM). Thedispatch of the modeled DG system can be determined by a novel dispatchoptimization algorithm, the Energy Manager, that accounts for uncertaintyin future load and DG availability, as well as curtailment options. DGequipment and controls can modeled in SPARK and integrated intoEnergyPlus building models. The way to this holistic approach will bedescribed in this paper.

Stadler, Michael; Firestone, Ryan; Curtil, Dimitri; Marnay, Chris

2006-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

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The Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX) Methodology: Preprint  

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Energy Simulation Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX) Methodology Preprint Ron Judkoff, Ben Polly, and Marcus Bianchi National Renewable Energy Laboratory Joel Neymark J. Neymark & Associates To be presented at the Building Simulation 2011 Conference Sydney, Australia November 14-16, 2011 Conference Paper NREL/CP-5500-51655 November 2011 NOTICE The submitted manuscript has been offered by an employee of the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Alliance), a contractor of the US Government under Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308. Accordingly, the US Government and Alliance retain a nonexclusive royalty-free license to publish or reproduce the published form of this contribution, or allow others to do so, for US Government purposes. This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government.

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Study of Multifamily Energy Retrofit Using Flexible Multizone Building Simulation Model  

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Study of Multifamily Study of Multifamily Energy Retrofit using Flexible, Multizone Building Simulation Model Piljae Im, Ph.D. Mini Malhotra, Ph.D. R&D Staff Oak Ridge National Laboratory Presented at Building America Technical Update Meeting April 29-30, 2013 Outline * Multifamily Energy Audit Tool - Background - Needs for MF Audit Tool - Existing MF Tools - Modeling Approach - Development Status * Case Study - Background - Pre/Post Retrofit Building characteristics - Whole Building Energy Analysis * Summary Managed by UT-Battelle for the U.S. Department of Energy Study of Multifamily Energy Retrofit using Flexible, Multizone Building Simulation Model 2 Background * New MF Building Energy Audit Tool sponsored by U.S. DOE * Collaboration of ORNL and LBNL * National web-based

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Comparisons of HVAC Simulations between EnergyPlus and DOE-2.2 for Data Centers  

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This paper compares HVAC simulations between EnergyPlus and DOE-2.2 for data centers. The HVAC systems studied in the paper are packaged direct expansion air-cooled single zone systems with and without air economizer. Four climate zones are chosen for the study - San Francisco, Miami, Chicago, and Phoenix. EnergyPlus version 2.1 and DOE-2.2 version 45 are used in the annual energy simulations. The annual cooling electric consumption calculated by EnergyPlus and DOE-2.2 are reasonablely matched within a range of -0.4percent to 8.6percent. The paper also discusses sources of differences beween EnergyPlus and DOE-2.2 runs including cooling coil algorithm, performance curves, and important energy model inputs.

Hong, Tianzhen; Sartor, Dale; Mathew, Paul; Yazdanian, Mehry

2008-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

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EnergyGauge USA: A Residential Building Energy Simulation Design Tool  

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simulation in less than 20 seconds. A simplified user interface allows buildings to be quickly defined while bringing the computing power and accuracy of an hourly computer simulation to builders, designers and raters....

Fairey, P.; Vieira, R. K.; Parker, D. S.; Hanson, B.; Broman, P. A.; Grant, J. B.; Fuehrlein, B.; Gu, L.

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Co-Simulation of Building Energy and Control Systems with the Building Controls Virtual Test Bed  

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This article describes the implementation of the Building Controls Virtual Test Bed (BCVTB). The BCVTB is a software environment that allows connecting different simulation programs to exchange data during the time integration, and that allows conducting hardware in the loop simulation. The software architecture is a modular design based on Ptolemy II, a software environment for design and analysis of heterogeneous systems. Ptolemy II provides a graphical model building environment, synchronizes the exchanged data and visualizes the system evolution during run-time. The BCVTB provides additions to Ptolemy II that allow the run-time coupling of different simulation programs for data exchange, including EnergyPlus, MATLAB, Simulink and the Modelica modelling and simulation environment Dymola. The additions also allow executing system commands, such as a script that executes a Radiance simulation. In this article, the software architecture is presented and the mathematical model used to implement the co-simulation is discussed. The simulation program interface that the BCVTB provides is explained. The article concludes by presenting applications in which different state of the art simulation programs are linked for run-time data exchange. This link allows the use of the simulation program that is best suited for the particular problem to model building heat transfer, HVAC system dynamics and control algorithms, and to compute a solution to the coupled problem using co-simulation.

Wetter, Michael

2010-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Airflow Simulation and Energy Analysis in Ventilated Room with a New Type of Air Conditioning  

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quality will be achieved. Our study aims to simulate airflow in the ventilated room with this new type of air conditioning. Radiation is taken into account by the energy conservation in the system. The following section presents algorithm, thermal..., the governing equations to be solved are the conservation equations for continuity, momentum, and energy as well as the equations for turbulent kinetic energy and its dissipation rate. The buoyancy effect is accounted for by Boussinesq approximation...

Liu, D.; Tang, G.; Zhao, F.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mass, metal, and energy feedback in cosmological simulations  

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......predicted M 4/3 gal relation very closely, and the ratio wind energy efficiency, E wind/E SN, (panel d) rises nearly as M 1/3 gal...University of Arizona's 512-processor SGI Altix system housed at the Centre for Computing Information Technology, and......

Benjamin D. Oppenheimer; Romeel Davé

2008-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficient Energy Computation for Monte Carlo Simulation of Proteins  

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. This paper introduces a new method that speeds up MCS by efficiently computing the energy at each step have later been suggested [11]. MCS is a series of randomly generated trial steps in the conformation and an appropriate step generator pro- duces a distribution of accepted conformations that converges to the Boltzmann

Pratt, Vaughan

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Simulation and experimental study on honeycomb-ceramic thermal energy storage for solar thermal systems  

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Abstract A honeycomb-ceramic thermal energy storage (TES) was proposed for thermal utilization of concentrating solar energy. A numerical model was developed to simulate the thermal performances, and TES experiments were carried out to demonstrate and improve the model. The outlet temperature difference between simulation and experimental results was within 5% at the end of a charging period, indicating the simulation model was reasonable. The simulation model was applied to predict the effects of geometric, thermo-physical parameters and flow fluxes on TES performances. The temperature dropped more quickly and decreased to a lower temperature in discharging period when the conductivity was smaller. The storage capacity increased with the growth of volumetric heat capacity. As to a TES with big channels and thin walls, the outlet temperature increased quickly and greatly in a charging process and dropped sharply in a discharging process.

Zhongyang Luo; Cheng Wang; Gang Xiao; Mingjiang Ni; Kefa Cen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Interactive computer simulation of dairy farm systems as a method for making energy management decisions  

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To facilitate management decisions an analytical model was developed to predict energy and labor requirements and costs for milking and feed handling systems. The Dairy Farm Simulation Model was based on detailed time and motion studies, and energy audits of 21 dairy farms in Michigan. Data included labor hours and energy consumption per month for each operation required for milking and feed handling and charges based on Detroit Edison electrical rate schedules. The result of optimizing the electrical rate charges for simulated milking systems is indicated by the Time-of-Day Rate Schedule which provides the lowest cost to farm operators willing to adjust milking times. Simulation of mobile and stationary feeding systems for six herd sizes includes calculations of capital investment and operating costs in addition to labor and energy cost. Results indicate that mobile systems required a lower investment cost while stationary systems realize lower energy costs. Labor requirements per cow decreased as herd size increased for mobile systems, but remained the same for stationary systems regardless of herd size. The energy required to operate each system, based on the number of oil barrel equivalents, indicates the stationary system required less energy for herd sizes up to and including 150 cows, while mobile systems indicate a lower energy requirement for herd sizes greater than 150 cows. In general, no single system emerged as the best, rather it depended on the operator's personal preference.

Hewett, E.J. III

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Relationship between industrial firms, high-carbon and low-carbon energy: An agent-based simulation approach  

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The aim of the present research is to describe an agent-based computational model that simulates the relationship between industrial firms and high-carbon and low-carbon energy. A set of behavioral rules for each agent involved was formalized in the ... Keywords: Agent-based simulation, High-carbon energy, Industrial firms, Low-carbon energy

Yong Liu

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy improvement of a conventional dwelling in Argentina through thermal simulation  

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This paper analyses the design, technology, thermal behaviour, and energy consumption of both a conventional and a refurbished dwelling located in a region with a temperate-cold climate in central Argentina. The thermal behaviour and the energy consumption of the conventional building were monitored during winter. The experimental data were analysed and included in a simulation of the transient thermal behaviour of the house. Measurements and simulation were in agreement, showing a mean deviation below 0.5 °C. To reduce the heating and cooling loads, the dwelling was refurbished and its thermal behaviour was studied through a computer simulation, for the critical seasons (winter and summer) and for two occupancy schedules (with and without inhabitants). The refurbishment included passive solar heating, shading, and an insulated envelope. These successful changes allowed energy savings of 66% and 52% for winter and summer, respectively.

C. Filippín; S. Flores Larsen; E. Lopez Gay

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ADVISOR (ADvanced VehIcle SimulatOR) | Open Energy Information  

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ADVISOR (ADvanced VehIcle SimulatOR) ADVISOR (ADvanced VehIcle SimulatOR) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: ADVISOR (ADvanced VehIcle SimulatOR) Focus Area: Fuel Economy Topics: System & Application Design Website: sourceforge.net/projects/adv-vehicle-sim/ Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/advisor-advanced-vehicle-simulator Language: English Policies: Regulations Regulations: Fuel Efficiency Standards This tool, originally developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), allows users to simulate and analyze conventional, advanced, light, and heavy vehicles, including hybrid electric and fuel cell vehicles. The tool allows users to assess the effect of changes in vehicle components (such as motors, batteries, catalytic converters, climate control systems,

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COST EFFECTIVE SIMULATION OF THE HYBRID SOLAR/WIND AND DIESEL ENERGY SYSTEM IN RURAL AREA  

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This paper describes the optimization of a hybrid energy system model. Currently in Sarawak people living in the rural areas still depend on diesel generators to generate electricity. This increases the demand for fossil fuel creates noise pollution and toxic gas is emitted to the environment. Hence hybrid energy systems were introduced to replace this conventional energy system as well as improving the living standard in the villages. In this paper several hybrid energy system configurations were investigated in order to find out the most cost effective hybrid system through Hybrid Optimization Model for Electric Renewability (Homer) software. Homer simulates optimizes and analyzes the sensitivity variables for each of the system configurations.

Ee. Y. Sim; Nader Barsoum

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

Modelica-based Modeling and Simulation to Support Research and Development in Building Energy and Control Systems  

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applied earlier for building energy modeling applicationstowards building HVAC system modeling and simulation. Forof equation-based modeling for building systems. We believe

Wetter, Michael

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

Modeling and simulation of longitudinal dynamics for Low Energy Ring–High Energy Ring at the Positron-Electron Project  

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A time domain dynamic modeling and simulation tool for beam-cavity interactions in the Low Energy Ring (LER) and High Energy Ring (HER) at the Positron-Electron Project (PEP-II) is presented. Dynamic simulation results for PEP-II are compared to measurements of the actual machine. The motivation for this tool is to explore the stability margins and performance limits of PEP-II radio-frequency (RF) systems at future higher currents and upgraded RF configurations. It also serves as a test bed for new control algorithms and can define the ultimate limits of the low-level RF (LLRF) architecture. The time domain program captures the dynamic behavior of the beam-cavity-LLRF interaction based on a reduced model. The ring current is represented by macrobunches. Multiple RF stations in the ring are represented via one or two macrocavities. Each macrocavity captures the overall behavior of all the 2 or 4 cavity RF stations. Station models include nonlinear elements in the klystron and signal processing. This enables modeling the principal longitudinal impedance control loops interacting via the longitudinal beam model. The dynamics of the simulation model are validated by comparing the measured growth rates for the LER with simulation results. The simulated behavior of the LER at increased operation currents is presented via low-mode instability growth rates. Different control strategies are compared and the effects of both the imperfections in the LLRF signal processing and the nonlinear drivers and klystrons are explored.

C. Rivetta; T. Mastorides; J. D. Fox; D. Teytelman; D. Van Winkle

2007-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of Retrofit Savings Using a Calibrated Building Energy Simulation Model  

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in commercial buildings (Katipamula and Claridge 1991. Wu et al. 1992). Of all the modeling approaches, use of building energy simulation programs is considered most comprehensive. However, owing to the considerable uncertainty involved with various input... presents the results of a study lucted to develop a robust methodology to mine retrofit energy and cost savings in commercial buildings when few measured data are available for the preretrofit condition. Although the study focuses on commercial...

Reddy, S. N.; Hunn, B. D.; Hood, D. B.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NV Energy Large-Scale Photovoltaic Integration Study: Intra-Hour Dispatch and AGC Simulation  

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The uncertainty and variability with photovoltaic (PV) generation make it very challenging to balance power system generation and load, especially under high penetration cases. Higher reserve requirements and more cycling of conventional generators are generally anticipated for large-scale PV integration. However, whether the existing generation fleet is flexible enough to handle the variations and how well the system can maintain its control performance are difficult to predict. The goal of this project is to develop a software program that can perform intra-hour dispatch and automatic generation control (AGC) simulation, by which the balancing operations of a system can be simulated to answer the questions posed above. The simulator, named Electric System Intra-Hour Operation Simulator (ESIOS), uses the NV Energy southern system as a study case, and models the system’s generator configurations, AGC functions, and operator actions to balance system generation and load. Actual dispatch of AGC generators and control performance under various PV penetration levels can be predicted by running ESIOS. With data about the load, generation, and generator characteristics, ESIOS can perform similar simulations and assess variable generation integration impacts for other systems as well. This report describes the design of the simulator and presents the study results showing the PV impacts on NV Energy real-time operations.

Lu, Shuai; Etingov, Pavel V.; Meng, Da; Guo, Xinxin; Jin, Chunlian; Samaan, Nader A.

2013-01-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Elaboration of energy saving renovation measures for urban existing residential buildings in north China based on simulation and site investigations  

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It is necessary to determine whether to implement a retrofit measure or not based on its energy saving and economic benefits, when conducting a retrofit ... up a building simulation model and calculate its energy

Shuqin Chen; Jun Guan; Mark D. Levine; Linna Xie; P. Yowargana

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Consumption Simulation and Analysis of Heat Pump Air Conditioning System in Wuhan by the BIN Method  

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to simulate the annual energy consumption of groundwater heat pump systems (GWHPS) for an office building in Wuhan. Its annual energy consumption was obtained and compared with the partner of the air source heat pump systems (ASHPS). The results show...

Wen, Y.; Zhao, F.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Use of Computer Simulation to Reduce the Energy Consumption in a Tall Office Building in Dubai-UAE  

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increasing the cooling load due to its heat dissipation. Proper design for the maximization of natural light helps reduce the use of artificial lights and results in reduction in the buildings energy consumption. Computer simulation of the lighting and energy...

Abu-Hijleh, B.; Abu-Dakka, M.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation and Analysis of Energy Consumption of Public Building in Chongquig  

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Calculation and analysis of energy consumption must be on the base of simulation of building load. DeST is adopted to calculate dynamic cooling load of the main building in Chongqing city. Then water chilling unit's plant capability is checked...

Chen, G.; Lu, J.; Chen, J.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ENERGY FOR SUSTAINABILITY: HIGHLY COMPLIANT FLOATING OFFSHORE WIND TURBINES: FEASIBILITY ASSESSMENT THROUGH THEORY, SIMULATION AND DESIGN  

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A-1 ENERGY FOR SUSTAINABILITY: HIGHLY COMPLIANT FLOATING OFFSHORE WIND TURBINES: FEASIBILITY ASSESSMENT THROUGH THEORY, SIMULATION AND DESIGN Hundreds of wind turbines have been installed in the oceans surrounding Europe, and plans are in place for offshore developments in the US. Locating these wind turbines

Sweetman, Bert

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MODELICA LIBRARY FOR SIMULATING ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF AUXILIARY UNITS IN HEAVY VEHICLES1  

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MODELICA LIBRARY FOR SIMULATING ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF AUXILIARY UNITS IN HEAVY VEHICLES1 Niklas.se Abstract Models that can be used to analyse the fuel consumption of auxiliary units in heavy vehicles, a model library is developed in the modelling language Modelica. The library contains a mixture of models

Johansson, Karl Henrik

226

Free Energy Simulations of Active-Site Mutants of Dihydrofolate Reductase  

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Free Energy Simulations of Active-Site Mutants of Dihydrofolate Reductase ... Classical and quantum free-energy surfaces (near the TS); CM and QM DAD distributions (at the TS); data tables with the free energies of activation and reaction and the KIEs for WT and I14V, I14A, and I14G DHFR at various temperatures; detailed comparison of geometric properties in the GS and TS of the four DHFR variants at 5, 25, and 45 °C; further discussion of X-ray diffraction findings is also provided. ...

Dvir Doron; Vanja Stojkovi?; Lokesh Gakhar; Alexandra Vardi-Kilshtain; Amnon Kohen; Dan Thomas Major

2014-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

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CFD Simulation of Brine-Seawater Mixing in a Rotary Energy Recovery Device  

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CFD Simulation of Brine-Seawater Mixing in a Rotary Energy Recovery Device ... The effects of operational conditions on the mixing behavior of rotary energy recovery device have been systematically investigated through the combined methods of computational fluid dynamics and validating experiments in this paper. ... The obtained formulas between mixing and dimensionless flow length provide a simple way to calculate and predict the mixing of device, which will be beneficial to design and operate the rotary energy recovery device in a lower mixing level. ...

Enle Xu; Yue Wang; Liming Wu; Shichang Xu; Yuxin Wang; Shichang Wang

2014-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Primary Energy Measurement with EAS Cherenkov Light: Experiment QUEST and CORSIKA Simulation  

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A new primary mass independent method of energy measurement has been developed by exploiting: a) the joint analysis of the shower size, obtained by EAS-TOP, and of the EAS atmospheric Cherenkov light lateral distribution, obtained by the QUEST array, and b) simulations based on the CORSIKA/QGSJET code. The method is based on the correlation between the size/energy ratio and the steepness of Cherenkov light lateral distribution and has been compared with a "classical" one based on the Cherenkov light flux at a fixed distance (175 m) from the EAS core. An absolute energy calibration of the EAS atmospheric Cherenkov light flux has been obtained.

E. Korosteleva; L. Kuzmichev; V. Prosin; B. Lubsandorzhiev; Eas-Top Collaboration

2004-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Building simulation approaches for the training of automated data analysis tools in building energy management  

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Abstract The field of building energy management, which monitors and analyses the energy use of buildings with the aim to control and reduce energy expenditure, is seeing a rapid evolution. Automated meter reading approaches, harvesting data at hourly or even half-hourly intervals, create a large pool of data which needs analysis. Computer analysis by means of machine learning techniques allows automated processing of this data, invoking expert analysis where anomalies are detected. However, machine learning always requires a historical dataset to train models and develop a benchmark to define what constitutes an anomaly. Computer analysis by means of building performance simulation employs physical principles to predict energy behaviour, and allows the assessment of the behaviour of buildings from a pure modelling background. This paper explores how building simulation approaches can be fused into energy management practice, especially with a view to the production of artificial bespoke benchmarks where historical profiles are not available. A real accommodation block, which is subject to monitoring, is used to gather an estimation of the accuracy of this approach. The findings show that machine learning from simulation models has a high internal accuracy; comparison with actual metering data shows prediction errors in the system (20%) but still achieves a substantial improvement over industry benchmark values.

Pieter de Wilde; Carlos Martinez-Ortiz; Darren Pearson; Ian Beynon; Martin Beck; Nigel Barlow

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A computer simulation appraisal of non-residential low energy cooling systems in California  

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An appraisal of the potential performance of different Low Energy Cooling (LEC) systems in nonresidential buildings in California is being conducted using computer simulation. The paper presents results from the first phase of the study, which addressed the systems that can be modeled, with the DOE-2.1E simulation program. The following LEC technologies were simulated as variants of a conventional variable-air-volume system with vapor compression cooling and mixing ventilation in the occupied spaces: Air-side indirect and indirect/direct evaporative pre-cooling. Cool beams. Displacement ventilation. Results are presented for four populous climates, represented by Oakland, Sacramento, Pasadena and San Diego. The greatest energy savings are obtained from a combination of displacement ventilation and air-side indirect/direct evaporative pre-cooling. Cool beam systems have the lowest peak demand but do not reduce energy consumption significantly because the reduction in fan energy is offse t by a reduction in air-side free cooling. Overall, the results indicate significant opportunities for LEC technologies to reduce energy consumption and demand in nonresidential new construction and retrofit.

Bourassa, Norman; Haves, Philip; Huang, Joe

2002-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Stochastic Modeling of Overtime Occupancy and Its Application in Building Energy Simulation and Calibration  

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Overtime is a common phenomenon around the world. Overtime drives both internal heat gains from occupants, lighting and plug-loads, and HVAC operation during overtime periods. Overtime leads to longer occupancy hours and extended operation of building services systems beyond normal working hours, thus overtime impacts total building energy use. Current literature lacks methods to model overtime occupancy because overtime is stochastic in nature and varies by individual occupants and by time. To address this gap in the literature, this study aims to develop a new stochastic model based on the statistical analysis of measured overtime occupancy data from an office building. A binomial distribution is used to represent the total number of occupants working overtime, while an exponential distribution is used to represent the duration of overtime periods. The overtime model is used to generate overtime occupancy schedules as an input to the energy model of a second office building. The measured and simulated cooling energy use during the overtime period is compared in order to validate the overtime model. A hybrid approach to energy model calibration is proposed and tested, which combines ASHRAE Guideline 14 for the calibration of the energy model during normal working hours, and a proposed KS test for the calibration of the energy model during overtime. The developed stochastic overtime model and the hybrid calibration approach can be used in building energy simulations to improve the accuracy of results, and better understand the characteristics of overtime in office buildings.

Sun, Kaiyu; Yan , Da; Hong , Tianzhen; Guo, Siyue

2014-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Mesoscale Simulations of a Wind Ramping Event for Wind Energy Prediction  

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Ramping events, or rapid changes of wind speed and wind direction over a short period of time, present challenges to power grid operators in regions with significant penetrations of wind energy in the power grid portfolio. Improved predictions of wind power availability require adequate predictions of the timing of ramping events. For the ramping event investigated here, the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model was run at three horizontal resolutions in 'mesoscale' mode: 8100m, 2700m, and 900m. Two Planetary Boundary Layer (PBL) schemes, the Yonsei University (YSU) and Mellor-Yamada-Janjic (MYJ) schemes, were run at each resolution as well. Simulations were not 'tuned' with nuanced choices of vertical resolution or tuning parameters so that these simulations may be considered 'out-of-the-box' tests of a numerical weather prediction code. Simulations are compared with sodar observations during a wind ramping event at a 'West Coast North America' wind farm. Despite differences in the boundary-layer schemes, no significant differences were observed in the abilities of the schemes to capture the timing of the ramping event. As collaborators have identified, the boundary conditions of these simulations probably dominate the physics of the simulations. They suggest that future investigations into characterization of ramping events employ ensembles of simulations, and that the ensembles include variations of boundary conditions. Furthermore, the failure of these simulations to capture not only the timing of the ramping event but the shape of the wind profile during the ramping event (regardless of its timing) indicates that the set-up and execution of such simulations for wind power forecasting requires skill and tuning of the simulations for a specific site.

Rhodes, M; Lundquist, J K

2011-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Ion heating and energy partition at the heliospheric termination shock: hybrid simulations and analytical model  

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The Los Alamos hybrid simulation code is used to examine heating and the partition of dissipation energy at the perpendicular heliospheric termination shock in the presence of pickup ions. The simulations are one-dimensional in space but three-dimensional in field and velocity components, and are carried out for a range of values of pickup ion relative density. Results from the simulations show that because the solar wind ions are relatively cold upstream, the temperature of these ions is raised by a relatively larger factor than the temperature of the pickup ions. An analytic model for energy partition is developed on the basis of the Rankine-Hugoniot relations and a polytropic energy equation. The polytropic index {gamma} used in the Rankine-Hugoniot relations is varied to improve agreement between the model and the simulations concerning the fraction of downstream heating in the pickup ions as well as the compression ratio at the shock. When the pickup ion density is less than 20%, the polytropic index is about 5/3, whereas for pickup ion densities greater than 20%, the polytropic index tends toward 2.2, suggesting a fundamental change in the character of the shock, as seen in the simulations, when the pickup ion density is large. The model and the simulations both indicate for the upstream parameters chosen for Voyager 2 conditions that the pickup ion density is about 25% and the pickup ions gain the larger share (approximately 90%) of the downstream thermal pressure, consistent with Voyager 2 observations near the shock.

Gary, S Peter [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Winske, Dan [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Wu, Pin [BOSTON UNIV.; Schwadron, N A [BOSTON UNIV.; Lee, M [UNIV OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy conversion of orbital motions in gravitational waves: Simulation and test of the Seaspoon wave energy converter  

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Abstract The conversion of ocean wave power into sustainable electrical power represents a major opportunity to Nations endowed with such a kind of resource. At the present time the most of the technological innovations aiming at converting such resources are at early stage of development, with only a handful of devices close to be at the commercial demonstration stage. The Seaspoon device, thought as a large energy harvester, catches the kinetic energy of ocean waves with promising conversion efficiency, and robust technology, according to specific “wave-motion climate”. University of Genoa aims to develop a prototype to be deployed in medium average energy content seas (i.e. Mediterranean or Eastern Asia seas). This paper presents the first simulation and experimental results carried out on a reduced scale proof-of-concept model tested in the laboratory wave flume.

L. Di Fresco; A. Traverso

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced virtual energy simulation training and research: IGCC with CO2 capture power plant  

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In this presentation, we highlight the deployment of a real-time dynamic simulator of an integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) power plant with CO{sub 2} capture at the Department of Energy's (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory's (NETL) Advanced Virtual Energy Simulation Training and Research (AVESTARTM) Center. The Center was established as part of the DOE's accelerating initiative to advance new clean coal technology for power generation. IGCC systems are an attractive technology option, generating low-cost electricity by converting coal and/or other fuels into a clean synthesis gas mixture in a process that is efficient and environmentally superior to conventional power plants. The IGCC dynamic simulator builds on, and reaches beyond, conventional power plant simulators to merge, for the first time, a 'gasification with CO{sub 2} capture' process simulator with a 'combined-cycle' power simulator. Fueled with coal, petroleum coke, and/or biomass, the gasification island of the simulated IGCC plant consists of two oxygen-blown, downward-fired, entrained-flow, slagging gasifiers with radiant syngas coolers and two-stage sour shift reactors, followed by a dual-stage acid gas removal process for CO{sub 2} capture. The combined cycle island consists of two F-class gas turbines, steam turbine, and a heat recovery steam generator with three-pressure levels. The dynamic simulator can be used for normal base-load operation, as well as plant start-up and shut down. The real-time dynamic simulator also responds satisfactorily to process disturbances, feedstock blending and switchovers, fluctuations in ambient conditions, and power demand load shedding. In addition, the full-scope simulator handles a wide range of abnormal situations, including equipment malfunctions and failures, together with changes initiated through actions from plant field operators. By providing a comprehensive IGCC operator training system, the AVESTAR Center is poised to develop a workforce well-prepared to operate and control commercial-scale gasification-based power plants capable of 90% pre-combustion CO{sub 2} capture and compression, as well as low sulfur, mercury, and NOx emissions. With additional support from the NETL-Regional University Alliance (NETL-RUA), the Center will educate and train engineering students and researchers by providing hands-on 'learning by operating' experience The AVESTAR Center also offers unique collaborative R&D opportunities in high-fidelity dynamic modeling, advanced process control, real-time optimization, and virtual plant simulation. Objectives and goals are aimed at safe and effective management of power generation systems for optimal efficiency, while protecting the environment. To add another dimension of realism to the AVESTAR experience, NETL will introduce an immersive training system with innovative three-dimensional virtual reality technology. Wearing a stereoscopic headset or eyewear, trainees will enter an interactive virtual environment that will allow them to move freely throughout the simulated 3-D facility to study and learn various aspects of IGCC plant operation, control, and safety. Such combined operator and immersive training systems go beyond traditional simulation and include more realistic scenarios, improved communication, and collaboration among co-workers.

Zitney, S.; Liese, E.; Mahapatra, P.; Bhattacharyya, D.; Provost, G.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Estimation of Energy Baseline by Simulation for On-going Commissioning and Energy Saving Retrofit  

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if the building is closed. 0 100 200 300 400 500 0:00 4:00 8:00 12:00 16:00 20:00 0:00 4:00 8:00 12:00 16:00 20:00 0:00 Measured Simulated Cooling Load [kW] Fig. 7 Hourly-integrated cooling load 0 100 200 300 400 500 2005/8/6 2005/8/14 2005/8/22 2005.../8/30 2005/9/7 2005/9/15 2005/9/23 Simulated Estimated using Gas Consumption Daily-integrated Cooling Load [kW] Fig. 8 Daily-integrated cooling load 5.1 Models Of Equipments Used For Air-Conditioning System a) Gas Consumption of Gas-Fired Absorption...

Miyata, M.; Yoshida, H.; Asada, M.; Iwata, T.; Tanabe, Y.; Yanagisawa, T.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cosmic Ray Energy Measurement with EAS Cherenkov Light: Experiment QUEST and CORSIKA Simulation  

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A new method of a primary cosmic particle energy measurement with the extensive air shower (EAS) technique has been developed by exploiting: a) the joint analysis of the shower size, obtained by the EAS-TOP array, and of the EAS Cherenkov light lateral distribution (LDF), obtained by the QUEST array, and b) simulations based on the CORSIKA code. The method is based on the strict correlation between the size/energy ratio and the steepness of the Cherenkov light lateral distribution and has been compared with a "classical" one based on the Cherenkov light flux at a fixed distance (175 m) from the EAS core. The independence of the energy measurement both on the mass of primary particle and the hadronic interaction model used for the analysis is shown. Based on this approach the experimental integral intensity of cosmic rays flux with energy more than 3*10^15 eV is obtained with good systematic and statistical accuracy.

E. E. Korosteleva; L. A. Kuzmichev; V. V. Prosin; EAS-TOP COLLABORATION

2005-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation Waste Integrated Performance and Safety Codes (NEAMS Waste IPSC).  

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The objective of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation Waste Integrated Performance and Safety Codes (NEAMS Waste IPSC) is to provide an integrated suite of computational modeling and simulation (M&S) capabilities to quantitatively assess the long-term performance of waste forms in the engineered and geologic environments of a radioactive-waste storage facility or disposal repository. Achieving the objective of modeling the performance of a disposal scenario requires describing processes involved in waste form degradation and radionuclide release at the subcontinuum scale, beginning with mechanistic descriptions of chemical reactions and chemical kinetics at the atomic scale, and upscaling into effective, validated constitutive models for input to high-fidelity continuum scale codes for coupled multiphysics simulations of release and transport. Verification and validation (V&V) is required throughout the system to establish evidence-based metrics for the level of confidence in M&S codes and capabilities, including at the subcontiunuum scale and the constitutive models they inform or generate. This Report outlines the nature of the V&V challenge at the subcontinuum scale, an approach to incorporate V&V concepts into subcontinuum scale modeling and simulation (M&S), and a plan to incrementally incorporate effective V&V into subcontinuum scale M&S destined for use in the NEAMS Waste IPSC work flow to meet requirements of quantitative confidence in the constitutive models informed by subcontinuum scale phenomena.

Schultz, Peter Andrew

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy spectra of quantum turbulence: Large-scale simulation and modeling  

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In a 20483 simulation of quantum turbulence within the Gross-Pitaevskii equation, it is demonstrated that the large-scale motions have a classical Kolmogorov-1941 energy spectrum E(k)?k?5/3, followed by an energy accumulation with E(k)? const at k about the reciprocal mean intervortex distance. This behavior was predicted by the L'vov-Nazarenko-Rudenko bottleneck model of gradual eddy-wave crossover [L’vov, Nazarenko, and Rudenko, J. Low Temp. Phys. 153, 140 (2008)], further developed in the paper.

Narimasa Sasa; Takuma Kano; Masahiko Machida; Victor S. L’vov; Oleksii Rudenko; Makoto Tsubota

2011-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Home Energy Score: 3-D Simulation Training and Testing for Assessor Candidates  

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Training and Testing Options Training and Testing Options for Assessor Candidates DOE has acknowledged that the advanced nature and extra cost of the third-party professional certifications may discourage potential candidates from becoming Qualified Assessors. Additionally, DOE has identified an opportunity to make improvements to both the Home Energy Score online training and the online test by utilizing 3-D immersive simulation software to ascertain whether assessor candidates possess the

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Simulated Energy Savings Comparison Between Two Continuous Commissioning® Methods Applied to a Retrofitted Office Building  

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The 8 th International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations (ICEBO 2008) October 20-22, 2008, Berlin, Germany Simulated Energy Savings Comparison Between Two Continuous Commissioning ? Methods Applied to a Retrofitted Office Building... and the cold and hot 1 ESL-IC-08-10-30 Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Berlin, Germany, October 20-22, 2008 The 8 th International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations (ICEBO 2008) October 20...

Texas A& M Campus Building CC® Team

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Using EnergyPlus to Simulate the Dynamic Response of a Residential Building to Advanced Cooling Strategies: Preprint  

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This study demonstrates the ability of EnergyPlus to accurately model complex cooling strategies in a real home with a goal of shifting energy use off peak and realizing energy savings. The house was retrofitted through the Sacramento Municipal Utility District's (SMUD) deep energy retrofit demonstration program; field tests were operated by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The experimental data were collected as part of a larger study and are used here to validate simulation predictions.

Booten, C.; Tabares-Velasco, P. C.

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental and Simulation Study on the Performance of Daylighting in an Industrial Building and its Energy Saving Potential  

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and its Energy Saving Potential Yuanyi Chen1, 2 , Junjie Liu 1 , Jingjing Pei1, *, Xiaodong Cao1 , Qingyan, quantitative analysis of the energy saving potential of artificial lighting controls integrated with EnergyPlus simulation program. The electricity saving potential for the On/Off control and the dimming

Chen, Qingyan "Yan"

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Design and Control of a Ship Motion Simulation Platform from an Energy Efficiency Perspective  

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Most hydraulic servo systems are designed with little consideration for energy efficiency. Pumps are selected based upon required peak power demands, valves are chosen primarily for their rated flow, actuators for the maximum force. However, the design of a hydraulic servo system has great potential in terms of energy efficiency that has, for the most part, been ignored. This paper describes the design and control of a large-scale ship motion simulation platform that was designed and built at Oak Ridge National Laboratory for the Office of Naval Research. The primary reasons to incorporate energy-efficiency features into the design are cost and size reduction. A preliminary survey of proposed designs based on traditional motion simulation platform configurations (Stuart Platforms) required hydraulic power supplies approaching 1.22 MW. This manuscript describes the combined design and control effort that led to a system with the same performance requirements, however requiring a primary power supply that was less than 112 kW. The objective of this paper is to illustrate alternative design and control approaches that can significantly reduce the power requirements of hydraulic systems and improve the overall energy-efficiency of large-scale hydraulically actuated systems.

Lind, Randall F [ORNL; Jansen, John F [ORNL; Love, Lonnie J [ORNL; Lloyd, Peter D [ORNL; Rowe, John C [ORNL; Pin, Francois G [ORNL

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL Improves Building Energy Simulation Programs Through Diagnostic Testing (Fact Sheet), Building America: Technical Highlight, Building Technologies Program (BTP)  

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Improves Improves Building Energy Simulation Programs Through Diagnostic Testing Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed a new test procedure to increase the quality and accuracy of energy analysis tools for the building retrofit market. The Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX) is a test procedure that enables software developers to evaluate the performance of their audit tools in modeling energy use and savings in existing homes when utility bills are available for model cali- bration. Similar to NREL's previous energy analysis tests, such as HERS BESTEST and other BESTEST suites included in ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 140, BESTEST-EX compares soft- ware simulation findings to reference results generated with state-of-the-art

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Polymer segregation under confinement: Free energy calculations and segregation dynamics simulations  

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Monte Carlo simulations are used to study the behavior of two polymers under confinement in a cylindrical tube. Each polymer is modeled as a chain of hard spheres. We measure the free energy of the system, F, as a function of the distance between the centers of mass of the polymers, lambda, and examine the effects on the free energy functions of varying the channel diameter D and length L, as well as the polymer length N and bending rigidity, kappa. For infinitely long cylinders, F is a maximum at lambda=0, and decreases with lambda until the polymers are no longer in contact. For flexible chains, the polymers overlap along the cylinder for low lambda, while above some critical value of lambda they are longitudinally compressed and non-overlapping while still in contact. We find that the free energy barrier height, scales as Delta F/k_BT~ND^{-1.93+/-0.01}. In addition, the overlap free energy scales as F/k_BT=Nf(lambda/N;D), where f is a function parameterized by D. For channels of finite L, the free energy barrier height increases with increasing confinement aspect ratio L/D at fixed volume fraction phi, and it decreases with increasing phi at fixed L/D. Increasing the polymer bending rigidity kappa monotonically reduces the overlap free energy. For strongly confined systems, F varies linearly with lambda with a slope that scales as F'(lambda)~-k_BT D^{-beta} P^{-alpha}, where beta approx 2 and alpha approx 0.37 for N=200 chains. These exponent values deviate slightly from those predicted using a simple model, possibly due to insufficiently satisfying the conditions defining the Odijk regime. Finally, we use Monte Carlo dynamics simulations to examine polymer segregation dynamics for fully flexible chains and observe segregation rates that decrease with decreasing entropic force magnitude. The polymers are not conformationally relaxed at later times during segregation.

James M. Polson; Logan G. Montgomery

2014-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Validation studies of the DOE-2 Building Energy Simulation Program. Final Report  

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This report documents many of the validation studies (Table 1) of the DOE-2 building energy analysis simulation program that have taken place since 1981. Results for several versions of the program are presented with the most recent study conducted in 1996 on version DOE-2.1E and the most distant study conducted in 1981 on version DOE-1.3. This work is part of an effort related to continued development of DOE-2, particularly in its use as a simulation engine for new specialized versions of the program such as the recently released RESFEN 3.1. RESFEN 3.1 is a program specifically dealing with analyzing the energy performance of windows in residential buildings. The intent in providing the results of these validation studies is to give potential users of the program a high degree of confidence in the calculated results. Validation studies in which calculated simulation data is compared to measured data have been conducted throughout the development of the DOE-2 program. Discrepancies discovered during the course of such work has resulted in improvements in the simulation algorithms. Table 2 provides a listing of additions and modifications that have been made to various versions of the program since version DOE-2.1A. One of the most significant recent changes in the program occurred with version DOE-2.1E. An improved algorithm for calculating the outside surface film coefficient was implemented. In addition, integration of the WINDOW 4 program was accomplished resulting in improved ability in analyzing window energy performance. Validation and verification of a program as sophisticated as DOE-2 must necessarily be limited because of the approximations inherent in the program. For example, the most accurate model of the heat transfer processes in a building would include a three-dimensional analysis. To justify such detailed algorithmic procedures would correspondingly require detailed information describing the building and/or HVAC system and energy plant parameters. Until building simulation programs can get this data directly from CAD programs, such detail would negate the usefulness of the program for the practicing engineers and architects who currently use the program. In addition, the validation studies discussed herein indicate that such detail is really unnecessary. The comparison of calculated and measured quantities have resulted in a satisfactory level of confidence that is sufficient for continued use of the DOE-2 program. However, additional validation is warranted, particularly at the component level, to further improve the program.

Sullivan, R.; Winkelmann, F.

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Muon content of ultra-high-energy air showers: Yakutsk data versus simulations  

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We analyse a sample of 33 extensive air showers (EAS) with estimated primary energies above 2\\cdot 10^{19} eV and high-quality muon data recorded by the Yakutsk EAS array. We compare, event-by-event, the observed muon density to that expected from CORSIKA simulations for primary protons and iron, using SIBYLL and EPOS hadronic interaction models. The study suggests the presence of two distinct hadronic components, ``light'' and ``heavy''. Simulations with EPOS are in a good agreement with the expected composition in which the light component corresponds to protons and the heavy component to iron-like nuclei. With SYBILL, simulated muon densities for iron primaries are a factor of \\sim 1.5 less than those observed for the heavy component, for the same electromagnetic signal. Assuming two-component proton-iron composition and the EPOS model, the fraction of protons with energies E>10^{19} eV is 0.52^{+0.19}_{-0.20} at 95% confidence level.

A. V. Glushkov; I. T. Makarov; M. I. Pravdin; I. E. Sleptsov; D. S. Gorbunov; G. I. Rubtsov; S. V. Troitsky

2007-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

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An indoorâ??outdoor building energy simulator to study urban modification effects on building energy use â?? Model description and validation  

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simulating effects of the waste heat from air?conditioning 8]). Anthropogenic waste heat (e.g. from transportation,temperature and HVAC waste heat from EnergyPlus are passed

Yaghoobian, Neda; Kleissl, Jan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation of tides, residual flow and energy budget in the Gulf of California  

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With the application of a two-dimensional nonlinear hydrodynamical-numerical semi-implicit model, the principal tides M2, S2, K2, N2, K1, P1 and O1 were studied. Energy budgets of the semi-diurnal M2 and S2 were calculated separately. The linear sum of these budgets was compared with the tidal energy budget obtained when these two tidal constituents interact. Since a quadratic form for the bottom friction was used, remarkable differences were found. The results show that in the area of the Colorado River delta, the dissipation of tidal energy is very strong. Intense tidal currents were observed in the same region and over the Salsipuedes Sill. Energy budgets calculated for forcing waves of different periods, but of the same amplitude, were used to estimate the principal periods of resonance. Although the topography of the Gulf is very complex, the model reproduced observed sea-surface elevation and current patterns. To study spring tide conditions, the above seven tidal constituents were simulated. Estimates of residual currents reveal the presence of several intense cyclonic and anticyclonic gyres. Over the Salsipuedes Sill, residual currents of the M2 tide reach values of more than 15 cm s?1. Horizontal distributions of dissipation rates of tidal energy and of kinetic energy were also obtained.

Noel Carbajal; Jan O. Backhaus

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Consumption Estimation for Room Air-conditioners Using Room Temperature Simulation with One-Minute Intervals  

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time can be known so that its energy consumption can be estimated accurately. In order to verify the simulation accuracy, an actual room equipped with a gas-engine heat pump (GHP) air-conditioning system is studied by both simulation and measurement...

Wang, F.; Yoshida, H.; Matsumoto, K.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) develop a high-fidelity large-eddy simulation model  

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to simulate events such as frontal passages through a wind plant and their effect on turbine power production-eddy simulation model designed to predict the performance of large wind plants with a higher degree of accuracy than current models. As the market for wind energy grows, wind turbines and wind plants are becoming

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One-Sun Multisource Solar Simulator brings accurate energy-rating predictions that account for the nonlinear behavior of  

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One-Sun Multisource Solar Simulator brings accurate energy- rating predictions that account%. In collaboration with LabSphere, NREL scientists have designed and implemented the One-Sun Multisource Solar time from days to minutes. One-Sun Multisource Solar Simulator. Photo by Tom Moriarty, NREL/PIX 20368

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Design and Simulation of a Spin Rotator for Longitudinal Field Measurements in the Low Energy Muons Spectrometer  

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We usedGeant4 to accurately model the low energy muons (LEM) beam line, including scattering due to the 10-nm thin carbon foil in the trigger detector. Simulations of the beam line transmission give excellent agreement with experimental results for beam energies higher than ? 12keV.We use these simulations to design and model the operation of a spin rotator for the LEM spectrometer, which will enable longitudinal field measurements in the near future.

Z. Salman; T. Prokscha; P. Keller; E. Morenzoni; H. Saadaoui; K. Sedlak; T. Shiroka; S. Sidorov; A. Suter; V. Vrankovic; H.-P. Weber

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation of Electrolyte Composition Effects on High Energy Lithium-Ion Cells  

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An important feature of the DUALFOIL model for simulation of lithium-ion cells [1,2] is rigorous accounting for non-ideal electrolyte properties. Unfortunately, data are available on only a few electrolytes [3,4]. However, K. Gering has developed a model for estimation of electrolyte properties [5] and recently generated complete property sets (density, conductivity, activity coefficient, diffusivity, transport number) as a function of temperature and salt concentration. Here we use these properties in an enhanced version of the DUALFOIL model called DISTNP, available in Battery Design Studio [6], to examine the effect of different electrolytes on cell performance. Specifically, the behavior of a high energy LiCoO2/graphite 18650-size cell is simulated. The ability of Battery Design Studio to si

K. Gering

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Computational modelling of transport phenomena in high energy materials processing application: large eddy simulation and parallelisation  

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A comprehensive three-dimensional numerical model is presented in order to address the coupled turbulent momentum, heat and species transport during molten metal-pool convection in association with continuous evolution of solid-liquid interface typically encountered in high energy materials processing applications. The turbulent aspect is handled by a large eddy simulation (LES) model and the phase changing phenomena is taken care of by a modified enthalpy-porosity technique. The proposed finite volume based LES model is subsequently parallelised for effective computational economy. To demonstrate the effectiveness of the present model, a systematic analysis is subsequently carried out to simulate a typical high power laser surface alloying process, where the effects of turbulent transport can actually be realised.

Dipankar Chatterjee

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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System Modeling and Building Energy Simulations of Gas Engine Driven Heat Pump  

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To improve the system performance of a gas engine driven heat pump (GHP) system, an analytical modeling and experimental study has been made by using desiccant system in cooling operation (particularly in high humidity operations) and suction line waste heat recovery to augment heating capacity and efficiency. The performance of overall GHP system has been simulated with a detailed vapor compression heat pump system design model. The modeling includes: (1) GHP cycle without any performance improvements (suction liquid heat exchange and heat recovery) as a baseline (both in cooling and heating mode), (2) the GHP cycle in cooling mode with desiccant system regenerated by waste heat from engine incorporated, (3) GHP cycle in heating mode with heat recovery (recovered heat from engine). According to the system modeling results, by using the desiccant system the sensible heat ratio (SHR- sensible heat ratio) can be lowered to 40%. The waste heat of the gas engine can boost the space heating efficiency by 25% at rated operating conditions. In addtion,using EnergyPlus, building energy simulations have been conducted to assess annual energy consumptions of GHP in sixteen US cities, and the performances are compared to a baseline unit, which has a electrically-driven air conditioner with the seasonal COP of 4.1 for space cooling and a gas funace with 90% fuel efficiency for space heating.

Mahderekal, Isaac [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Vineyard, Edward [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gas Stirling engine ?CHP boiler experimental data driven model for building energy simulation  

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Abstract A dynamic model for the simulation of gas micro combined heat and power devices (?CHP boilers) has been developed in order to assess their energy performances. From a literature review and experimental investigations, the new model is designed with the aim of limiting the number of parameters which need to be easily accessible in order to be suitable with annual building energy simulations. At first, this paper focuses on the description of the ?CHP boiler which has been tested, on the development of the test bench and on the experimental results. Then, it focuses on the model description, on its parameterization and on its validation. The modelling approach is based on an energy balance on the device and on empirical expressions for the main inputs and outputs. The model characterizes the ?CHP boiler behaviour for different inlet water flow rates and temperatures. The dynamic phases with the start-up and cooling phases are taken into account. Finally, the models for the Stirling engine and the additional boiler are limited respectively to 28 and 24. Further experimental investigations led to simplify the ?CHP model from 28 to 17 parameters without reducing the accuracy.

J.-B. Bouvenot; B. Andlauer; P. Stabat; D. Marchio; B. Flament; B. Latour; M. Siroux

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Maps of CMB lensing deflection from N-body simulations in Coupled Dark Energy Cosmologies  

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We produce lensing potential and deflection-angle maps in order to simulate the weak gravitational lensing of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) via ray-tracing through the COupled Dark Energy Cosmological Simulations (CoDECS), the largest suite of N-body simulations to date for interacting Dark Energy cosmologies. The constructed maps faithfully reflect the N-body cosmic structures on a range of scales going from the arcminute to the degree scale, limited only by the resolution and extension of the simulations. We investigate the variation of the lensing pattern due to the underlying Dark Energy (DE) dynamics, characterised by different background and perturbation behaviours as a consequence of the interaction between the DE field and Cold Dark Matter (CDM). In particular, we study in detail the results from three cosmological models differing in the background and perturbations evolution at the epoch in which the lensing cross section is most effective, corresponding to a redshift of ? 1, with the purpose to isolate their imprints in the lensing observables, regardless of the compatibility of these models with present constraints. The scenarios investigated here include a reference ?CDM cosmology, a standard coupled DE (cDE) scenario, and a ''bouncing'' cDE scenario. For the standard cDE scenario, we find that typical differences in the lensing potential result from two effects: the enhanced growth of linear CDM density fluctuations with respect to the ?CDM case, and the modified nonlinear dynamics of collapsed structures induced by the DE-CDM interaction. As a consequence, CMB lensing highlights the DE impact in the cosmological expansion, even in the degenerate case where the amplitude of the linear matter density perturbations, parametrised through ?{sub 8}, is the same in both the standard cDE and ?CDM cosmologies. For the ''bouncing'' scenario, we find that the two opposite behaviours of the lens density contrast and of the matter abundance lead to a counter-intuitive effect, making the power of the lensing signal in this model lower by 10% than in the ?CDM scenario. Moreover, we compare the behaviour of CDM and baryons in CoDECS separately, in order to isolate effects coming from the coupling with the DE component. We find that, in the bouncing scenario, baryons show an opposite trend with respect to CDM, due to the coupling of the latter with the DE component. These results confirm the relevance of CMB lensing as a probe for DE at the early stages of cosmic acceleration, and demonstrate the reliability of N-body based large scale CMB lensing simulations in the context of DE studies.

Carbone, Carmelita [INAF – Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera, Via Bianchi 46, I-23807 Merate (Italy); Baldi, Marco [Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Universitŕ di Bologna, Viale B. Pichat 6/2, I-40127 Bologna (Italy); Pettorino, Valeria [Département de Physique Théorique and Center for Astroparticle Physics, Université de Genčve, 24 quai Ernest Ansermet, CH–1211 Genčve 4 (Switzerland); Baccigalupi, Carlo, E-mail: carmelita.carbone@brera.inaf.it, E-mail: marco.baldi5@unibo.it, E-mail: valeria.pettorino@unige.ch, E-mail: bacci@sissa.it [SISSA, Via Bonomea 265, Trieste, I-34136 (Italy)

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Three dimensional simulations of space charge dominated heavy ion beams with applications to inertial fusion energy  

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Heavy ion fusion requires injection, transport and acceleration of high current beams. Detailed simulation of such beams requires fully self-consistent space charge fields and three dimensions. WARP3D, developed for this purpose, is a particle-in-cell plasma simulation code optimized to work within the framework of an accelerator`s lattice of accelerating, focusing, and bending elements. The code has been used to study several test problems and for simulations and design of experiments. Two applications are drift compression experiments on the MBE-4 facility at LBL and design of the electrostatic quadrupole injector for the proposed ILSE facility. With aggressive drift compression on MBE-4, anomalous emittance growth was observed. Simulations carried out to examine possible causes showed that essentially all the emittance growth is result of external forces on the beam and not of internal beam space-charge fields. Dominant external forces are the dodecapole component of focusing fields, the image forces on the surrounding pipe and conductors, and the octopole fields that result from the structure of the quadrupole focusing elements. Goal of the design of the electrostatic quadrupole injector is to produce a beam of as low emittance as possible. The simulations show that the dominant effects that increase the emittance are the nonlinear octopole fields and the energy effect (fields in the axial direction that are off-axis). Injectors were designed that minimized the beam envelope in order to reduce the effect of the nonlinear fields. Alterations to the quadrupole structure that reduce the nonlinear fields further were examined. Comparisons were done with a scaled experiment resulted in very good agreement.

Grote, D.P.

1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Molecular dynamics simulation study on surface structure and surface energy of anatase  

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Molecular dynamics simulations were performed to investigate the relaxed structures and surface energies of perfect and pit anatase TiO2 surfaces. It is shown that the slab containing more than two unit-cell layers away from the fixed layer expresses the surface characteristics of perfect anatase TiO2 (1?0?1) and (1?0?0) surfaces well, while the slab containing more than one unit-cell layer away from the fixed layer expresses the surface characteristics of the (0?0?1) surface well. Their surface energies follow the sequence (0?0?1) ] and [0?1?0] directions, and the changes in their surface energies are less than 0.05?J?m?2, while the surface energies increase sharply with the increase in pit depth within 1?nm. Therefore, for anatase (1?0?1) surface, in order to obtain a higher surface energy, one may increase the pit sizes, particularly along the [1?0?1] direction.

Dai-Ping Song; Ming-Jun Chen; Ying-Chun Liang; Chun-Ya Wu; Zhi-Jiang Xie; Qing-Shun Bai

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Impacts of Oversized Residential Air Conditioners -- Simulation Study of Retrofit Sequence Impacts  

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This research addresses the question of what are the energy consequences for oversizing of an air conditioner in a home. Conventional wisdom holds that oversizing the AC results in significant energy penalties. However, the reason for this was shown to be due to crankcase heaters and not due to cycling performance of the AC, and is only valid for a particular set of assumptions. Adding or removing individual characteristics, such as ducts or crankcase heaters, can have measurable impacts on energy use. However, with all other home characteristics held constant, oversizing the AC generally has a small effect on cooling energy use, even if the cycling performance of the unit is poor. The relevant aspects of air conditioner modeling are discussed to illustrate the effects of the cycling loss coefficient, Cd, capacity, climate, ducts and parasitic losses such as crankcase heaters. A case study of a typical 1960's vintage home demonstrates results in the context of whole building simulations using EnergyPlus.

Booten, C.; Christensen, C.; Winkler, J.

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Audit and Simulated Conservation Opportunities for a Renovated Mixed-Use Academic Building  

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://sbdcnet.org/index.php?option=com_doc man&Itemid=269&task=doc_download&gid =406 (accessed August, 2008). Hirsch,J., 2003, eQUEST, Quick Energy Simulation Tool: Introductory Tutorial, James J. Hirsch and Associates. Available online at: http://www.doe2.com/download/equest/eQUE STv3...-40_Tutorial.exe , (accessed May 2006). RSMeans, 2002. RSMeans Mechanical Cost Data. 25 th Annual Edition. Kingston, MA: Construction Publishers and Consultants. ASHRAE, 2003. ASHRAE Handbook: HVAC Applications. Atlanta, GA: American Society...

Bejrowski, M.; Manteufel, R.; Arnold, N.; Rashed-Ali, H.

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Cooling Energy Demand Evaluation by Meansof Regression Models Obtained From Dynamic Simulations  

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was calculated to be -8.78oC (Moscow in January) and maximum of 42.9 oC (Abu-Dhabi in August). The hourly values of outdoor air temperature and solar radiation were obtained using Trnsys (Trnsys, 2006) meteonorm files. b) Glazing surface and distribution... the ,,black-box,, function, dynamic simulations were conducted using Trnsys 16 software (Trnsys, 2005). The Trnsys building model, known as, Type 56, is compliant with general requirements of European Directive on the energy performance of buildings...

Catalina, T.; Virgone, J.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulating atmosphere flow for wind energy applications with WRF-LES  

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Forecasts of available wind energy resources at high spatial resolution enable users to site wind turbines in optimal locations, to forecast available resources for integration into power grids, to schedule maintenance on wind energy facilities, and to define design criteria for next-generation turbines. This array of research needs implies that an appropriate forecasting tool must be able to account for mesoscale processes like frontal passages, surface-atmosphere interactions inducing local-scale circulations, and the microscale effects of atmospheric stability such as breaking Kelvin-Helmholtz billows. This range of scales and processes demands a mesoscale model with large-eddy simulation (LES) capabilities which can also account for varying atmospheric stability. Numerical weather prediction models, such as the Weather and Research Forecasting model (WRF), excel at predicting synoptic and mesoscale phenomena. With grid spacings of less than 1 km (as is often required for wind energy applications), however, the limits of WRF's subfilter scale (SFS) turbulence parameterizations are exposed, and fundamental problems arise, associated with modeling the scales of motion between those which LES can represent and those for which large-scale PBL parameterizations apply. To address these issues, we have implemented significant modifications to the ARW core of the Weather Research and Forecasting model, including the Nonlinear Backscatter model with Anisotropy (NBA) SFS model following Kosovic (1997) and an explicit filtering and reconstruction technique to compute the Resolvable Subfilter-Scale (RSFS) stresses (following Chow et al, 2005).We are also modifying WRF's terrain-following coordinate system by implementing an immersed boundary method (IBM) approach to account for the effects of complex terrain. Companion papers presenting idealized simulations with NBA-RSFS-WRF (Mirocha et al.) and IBM-WRF (K. A. Lundquist et al.) are also presented. Observations of flow through the Altamont Pass (Northern California) wind farm are available for validation of the WRF modeling tool for wind energy applications. In this presentation, we use these data to evaluate simulations using the NBA-RSFS-WRF tool in multiple configurations. We vary nesting capabilities, multiple levels of RSFS reconstruction, SFS turbulence models (the new NBA turbulence model versus existing WRF SFS turbulence models) to illustrate the capabilities of the modeling tool and to prioritize recommendations for operational uses. Nested simulations which capture both significant mesoscale processes as well as local-scale stable boundary layer effects are required to effectively predict available wind resources at turbine height.

Lundquist, J K; Mirocha, J D; Chow, F K; Kosovic, B; Lundquist, K A

2008-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Summary of: Simulating the Value of Concentrating Solar Power with Thermal Energy Storage in a Production Cost Model (Presentation)  

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Concentrating solar power (CSP) deployed with thermal energy storage (TES) provides a dispatchable source of renewable energy. The value of CSP with TES, as with other potential generation resources, needs to be established using traditional utility planning tools. Production cost models, which simulate the operation of grid, are often used to estimate the operational value of different generation mixes. CSP with TES has historically had limited analysis in commercial production simulations. This document describes the implementation of CSP with TES in a commercial production cost model. It also describes the simulation of grid operations with CSP in a test system consisting of two balancing areas located primarily in Colorado.

Denholm, P.; Hummon, M.

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat Pump Water Heater Technology Assessment Based on Laboratory Research and Energy Simulation Models: Preprint  

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This paper explores the laboratory performance of five integrated Heat Pump Water Heaters (HPWHs) across a wide range of operating conditions representative of US climate regions. Laboratory results demonstrate the efficiency of this technology under most of the conditions tested and show that differences in control schemes and design features impact the performance of the individual units. These results were used to understand current model limitations, and then to bracket the energy savings potential for HPWH technology in various US climate regions. Simulation results show that HPWHs are expected to provide significant energy savings in many climate zones when compared to other types of water heaters (up to 64%, including impact on HVAC systems).

Hudon, K.; Sparn, B.; Christensen, D.; Maguire, J.

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Virtually simulating the next generation of clean energy technologies: NETL's AVESTAR Center is dedicated to the safe, reliable and efficient operation of advanced energy plants with carbon capture  

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Imagine using a real-time virtual simulator to learn to fly a space shuttle or rebuild your car's transmission without touching a piece of equipment or getting your hands dirty. Now, apply this concept to learning how to operate and control a state-of-the-art, electricity-producing power plant capable of carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) capture. That's what the National Energy Technology Laboratory's (NETL) Advanced Virtual Energy Simulation Training and Research (AVESTAR) Center (www.netl.doe.gov/avestar) is designed to do. Established as part of the Department of Energy's (DOE) initiative to advance new clean energy technology for power generation, the AVESTAR Center focuses primarily on providing simulation-based training for process engineers and energy plant operators, starting with the deployment of a first-of-a-kind operator training simulator for an integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) power plant with CO{sub 2} capture. The IGCC dynamic simulator builds on, and reaches beyond, conventional power plant simulators to merge, for the first time, a 'gasification with CO{sub 2} capture' process simulator with a 'combined-cycle' power simulator. Based on Invensys Operations Management's SimSci-Esscor DYNSIM software, the high-fidelity dynamic simulator provides realistic training on IGCC plant operations, including normal and faulted operations, as well as plant start-up, shutdown and power demand load changes. The highly flexible simulator also allows for testing of different types of fuel sources, such as petcoke and biomass, as well as co-firing fuel mixtures. The IGCC dynamic simulator is available at AVESTAR's two locations, NETL (Figure 1) and West Virginia University's National Research Center for Coal and Energy (www.nrcce.wvu.edu), both in Morgantown, W.Va. By offering a comprehensive IGCC training program, AVESTAR aims to develop a workforce well prepared to operate, control and manage commercial-scale gasification-based power plants with CO{sub 2} capture. The facility and simulator at West Virginia University promotes NETL's outreach mission by offering hands-on simulator training and education to researchers and university students.

Zitney, S.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL Develops Heat Pump Water Heater Simulation Model (Fact Sheet), NREL Highlights, Research & Development, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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simulation model helps researchers evaluate real-world simulation model helps researchers evaluate real-world impacts of heat pump water heaters in U.S. homes. Heat pump water heaters (HPWHs) remove heat from the air and use it to heat water, presenting an energy-saving opportunity for homeowners. Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) developed a simulation model to study the inter- actions of HPWHs and space conditioning equipment, related to climate and installa- tion location in the home. This model was created in TRNSYS and is based on data from HPWHs tested at NREL's Advanced HVAC Systems Laboratory. The HPWH model accounts for the condenser coil wrapped around the outside of the storage tank, and uses a data-based performance map. Researchers found that simulated energy use was within 2% of lab results, which confirms

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NREL Develops Diagnostic Test Cases To Improve Building Energy Simulation Programs (Fact Sheet), Building America: Technical Highlight, Building Technologies Program (BTP)  

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Develops Develops Diagnostic Test Cases To Improve Building Energy Simulation Programs The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Residential and Commercial Buildings research groups developed a set of diagnostic test cases for building energy simulations. Eight test cases were developed to test surface conduction heat transfer algorithms of building envelopes in building energy simulation programs. These algorithms are used to predict energy flow through external opaque surfaces such as walls, ceilings, and floors. The test cases consist of analyti- cal and vetted numerical heat transfer solutions that have been available for decades, which increases confidence in test results. NREL researchers adapted these solutions for comparisons with building energy simulation results.

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A Momentum-Zonal Model for Predicting Zone Airflow and Temperature Distributions to Enhance Building Load and Energy Simulations  

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ABSTRACT Building load and energy simulation programs based on the complete-mixing air model fail between model complexity and capturing enough of the physics. For building load and energy calculations to building problems over the past 30 years including: complete-mixing, nodal-network models, zonal models

Chen, Qingyan "Yan"

272

Sputtering of lunar regolith simulant by protons and singly and multicharged Ar ions at solar wind energies  

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for solar wind multi- charged ions having similar neutralization potential energies [1]. WeightedSputtering of lunar regolith simulant by protons and singly and multicharged Ar ions at solar wind energies F.W. Meyer a, , P.R. Harris a , C.N. Taylor a,1 , H.M. Meyer III b , A.F. Barghouty c , J.H. Adams

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Calibration and validation of a thermal energy storage model: Influence on simulation results  

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Abstract In this paper a 1-D model of a thermal energy storage (TES) was experimentally validated and calibrated. The experimental tests showed an overall heat transfer coefficient for heat losses four times higher than the theoretical value. This was due to the thermal bridges associated with the hydraulic and sensor connections. Moreover, the lack of thermal insulation at the bottom of the TES causes an increase in dissipation through thermal bridges. The experimental data enabled the evaluation of effective TES heat capacity, which differed from the theoretical value instead based on net storage tank volume. By means of an optimization tool, a fictitious value of the TES volume was calculated. In order to model the natural convection heat transfer coefficient of the heat exchanger immersed in the water storage tank, a Nusselt–Rayleigh correlation was experimentally calibrated. The data derived from tests conducted in a test facility of Universitŕ degli Studi del Sannio (Italy) were then compared with a computer simulation based on a calibrated TES model by means of commercial software. The validation procedure showed a satisfactory agreement between experimentally measured temperature values and those predicted by the model. Finally, different dynamic simulations of solar thermal heating systems are carried out in order to highlight the influence of the TES model and its calibration and validation on annual energy performance.

Giovanni Angrisani; Michele Canelli; Carlo Roselli; Maurizio Sasso

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX) (Presentation)  

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This presentation discusses the goals of NREL Analysis Accuracy R&D; BESTEST-EX goals; what BESTEST-EX is; how it works; 'Building Physics' cases; 'Building Physics' reference results; 'utility bill calibration' cases; limitations and potential future work. Goals of NREL Analysis Accuracy R&D are: (1) Provide industry with the tools and technical information needed to improve the accuracy and consistency of analysis methods; (2) Reduce the risks associated with purchasing, financing, and selling energy efficiency upgrades; and (3) Enhance software and input collection methods considering impacts on accuracy, cost, and time of energy assessments. BESTEST-EX Goals are: (1) Test software predictions of retrofit energy savings in existing homes; (2) Ensure building physics calculations and utility bill calibration procedures perform up to a minimum standard; and (3) Quantify impact of uncertainties in input audit data and occupant behavior. BESTEST-EX is a repeatable procedure that tests how well audit software predictions compare to the current state of the art in building energy simulation. There is no direct truth standard. However, reference software have been subjected to validation testing, including comparisons with empirical data.

Judkoff, R.; Neymark, J.; Polly, B.

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Increasing innovation in home energy efficiency: Monte Carlo simulation of potential improvements  

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Despite the enormous potential for savings, there is little penetration of market-based solutions in the residential energy efficiency market. We hypothesize that there is a failure in the residential efficiency improvement market: due to lack of customer knowledge and capital to invest in improvements, there is unrecovered savings. In this paper, we model a means of extracting profit from those unrecovered energy savings with a market-based residential energy services company, or RESCO. We use a Monte Carlo simulation of the cost and performance of various improvements along with a hypothetical business model to derive general information about the financial viability of these companies. Despite the large amount of energy savings potential, we find that an average contract length with residential customers needs to be nearly 35 years to recoup the cost of the improvements. However, our modeling of an installer knowledge parameter indicates that experience plays a large part in minimizing the time to profitability for each home. Large numbers of inexperienced workers driven by government investment in this area could result in the installation of improvements with long payback periods, whereas a free market might eliminate companies making poor decisions.

Kullapa Soratana; Joe Marriott

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Control and simulation of a flywheel energy storage for a wind diesel power system  

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Abstract Wind diesel power systems (WDPSs) are isolated microgrids which combine wind diesel generators with wind turbine generators. If the WDPS includes a short-term energy storage system (ESS) both the logistic and the dynamic operation are improved. Flywheel based energy storage systems (FESSs) have characteristics that make them very appropriate to be used as short-term ESS in WDPS, so that a FESS, is added to the WDPS. The FESS main components: electrical machine, flywheel, grid converter and electrical machine converter are described. As the main aim of the FESS in the present article is power quality improvement, a robust low cost low-speed FESS (LS-FESS) is selected. The LS-FESS which includes an asynchronous machine (ASM) and a steel flywheel is sized for a particular WDPS. The FESS power converters and ASM can be controlled as if they were a servo but, in order to attain more robustness, it is better to control the ASM converter to maintain a constant DC-voltage in the DC-link and to control the grid converter to exchange the necessary power references with the isolated grid. Finally, in order to verify the proposed low speed FESS, it is simulated along with the WDPS. Simulation results with graphs for the isolated power system frequency and voltage, active powers generated/consumed by the WDPS elements, the FESS-ASM direct and quadrature currents and FESS-flywheel speed are presented for load and wind speed steps. The simulations show a power quality improvement of the isolated microgrid due to the use of the FESS.

R. Sebastián; R. Peńa-Alzola

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation-based assessment of the energy savings benefits of integrated control in office buildings  

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Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Office of BuildingEnergy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Office of BuildingBuilding Technologies Program, Office of Energy Efficiency

Hong, T.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

Photon energy-modulated radiotherapy: Monte Carlo simulation and treatment planning study  

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Purpose: To demonstrate the feasibility of photon energy-modulated radiotherapy during beam-on time. Methods: A cylindrical device made of aluminum was conceptually proposed as an energy modulator. The frame of the device was connected with 20 tubes through which mercury could be injected or drained to adjust the thickness of mercury along the beam axis. In Monte Carlo (MC) simulations, a flattening filter of 6 or 10 MV linac was replaced with the device. The thickness of mercury inside the device varied from 0 to 40 mm at the field sizes of 5 x 5 cm{sup 2} (FS5), 10 x 10 cm{sup 2} (FS10), and 20 x 20 cm{sup 2} (FS20). At least 5 billion histories were followed for each simulation to create phase space files at 100 cm source to surface distance (SSD). In-water beam data were acquired by additional MC simulations using the above phase space files. A treatment planning system (TPS) was commissioned to generate a virtual machine using the MC-generated beam data. Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) plans for six clinical cases were generated using conventional 6 MV, 6 MV flattening filter free, and energy-modulated photon beams of the virtual machine. Results: As increasing the thickness of mercury, Percentage depth doses (PDD) of modulated 6 and 10 MV after the depth of dose maximum were continuously increased. The amount of PDD increase at the depth of 10 and 20 cm for modulated 6 MV was 4.8% and 5.2% at FS5, 3.9% and 5.0% at FS10 and 3.2%-4.9% at FS20 as increasing the thickness of mercury from 0 to 20 mm. The same for modulated 10 MV was 4.5% and 5.0% at FS5, 3.8% and 4.7% at FS10 and 4.1% and 4.8% at FS20 as increasing the thickness of mercury from 0 to 25 mm. The outputs of modulated 6 MV with 20 mm mercury and of modulated 10 MV with 25 mm mercury were reduced into 30%, and 56% of conventional linac, respectively. The energy-modulated IMRT plans had less integral doses than 6 MV IMRT or 6 MV flattening filter free plans for tumors located in the periphery while maintaining the similar quality of target coverage, homogeneity, and conformity. Conclusions: The MC study for the designed energy modulator demonstrated the feasibility of energy-modulated photon beams available during beam-on time. The planning study showed an advantage of energy-and intensity modulated radiotherapy in terms of integral dose without sacrificing any quality of IMRT plan.

Park, Jong Min; Kim, Jung-in; Heon Choi, Chang; Chie, Eui Kyu; Kim, Il Han; Ye, Sung-Joon [Interdiciplinary Program in Radiation Applied Life Science, Seoul National University, Seoul, 110-744, Korea and Department of Radiation Oncology, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, 110-744 (Korea, Republic of); Interdiciplinary Program in Radiation Applied Life Science, Seoul National University, Seoul, 110-744 (Korea, Republic of); Department of Radiation Oncology, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, 110-744 (Korea, Republic of); Interdiciplinary Program in Radiation Applied Life Science, Seoul National University, Seoul, 110-744 (Korea, Republic of) and Department of Radiation Oncology, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, 110-744 (Korea, Republic of); Interdiciplinary Program in Radiation Applied Life Science, Seoul National University, Seoul, 110-744 (Korea, Republic of); Department of Radiation Oncology, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, 110-744 (Korea, Republic of) and Department of Intelligent Convergence Systems, Seoul National University, Seoul, 151-742 (Korea, Republic of)

2012-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Continuum Magazine - Computing Advances Enable More Efficient...  

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model of a building and then analyze its energy performance. OpenStudio works with SketchUp, a 3-D drawing tool that architects often use to design buildings. Linking the two...

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NREL Evaluates the Thermal Performance of Uninsulated Walls to Improve the Accuracy of Building Energy Simulation Tools (Fact Sheet)  

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This technical highlight describes NREL research to develop models of uninsulated wall assemblies that help to improve the accuracy of building energy simulation tools when modeling potential energy savings in older homes. Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed models for evaluating the thermal performance of walls in existing homes that will improve the accuracy of building energy simulation tools when predicting potential energy savings of existing homes. Uninsulated walls are typical in older homes where the wall cavities were not insulated during construction or where the insulating material has settled. Accurate calculation of heat transfer through building enclosures will help determine the benefit of energy efficiency upgrades in order to reduce energy consumption in older American homes. NREL performed detailed computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis to quantify the energy loss/gain through the walls and to visualize different airflow regimes within the uninsulated cavities. The effects of ambient outdoor temperature, radiative properties of building materials, and insulation level were investigated. The study showed that multi-dimensional airflows occur in walls with uninsulated cavities and that the thermal resistance is a function of the outdoor temperature - an effect not accounted for in existing building energy simulation tools. The study quantified the difference between CFD prediction and the approach currently used in building energy simulation tools over a wide range of conditions. For example, researchers found that CFD predicted lower heating loads and slightly higher cooling loads. Implementation of CFD results into building energy simulation tools such as DOE2 and EnergyPlus will likely reduce the predicted heating load of homes. Researchers also determined that a small air gap in a partially insulated cavity can lead to a significant reduction in thermal resistance. For instance, a 4-in. tall air gap (Figure 1a) led to a 15% reduction in resistance. Similarly, a 2-ft tall air gap (Figure 1c) led to 54% reduction in thermal resistance. NREL researchers plan to extend this study to include additional wall configurations, and also to evaluate the performance of attic spaces with different insulation levels. NREL's objective is to address each potential issue that leads to inaccuracies in building energy simulation tools to improve the predictions.

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Energy conserving schemes for the simulation of musical instrument contact dynamics  

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Collisions are an innate part of the function of many musical instruments. Due to the nonlinear nature of contact forces, special care has to be taken in the construction of numerical schemes for simulation and sound synthesis. Finite difference schemes and other time-stepping algorithms used for musical instrument modelling purposes are normally arrived at by discretising a Newtonian description of the system. However because impact forces are non-analytic functions of the phase space variables, algorithm stability can rarely be established this way. This paper presents a systematic approach to deriving energy conserving schemes for frictionless impact modelling. The proposed numerical formulations follow from discretising Hamilton's equations of motion, generally leading to an implicit system of nonlinear equations that can be solved with Newton's method. The approach is first outlined for point mass collisions and then extended to distributed settings, such as vibrating strings and beams colliding with rig...

Chatziioannou, Vasileios

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Weather data analysis based on typical weather sequence analysis. Application: energy building simulation  

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In building studies dealing about energy efficiency and comfort, simulation software need relevant weather files with optimal time steps. Few tools generate extreme and mean values of simultaneous hourly data including correlation between the climatic parameters. This paper presents the C++ Runeole software based on typical weather sequences analysis. It runs an analysis process of a stochastic continuous multivariable phenomenon with frequencies properties applied to a climatic database. The database analysis associates basic statistics, PCA (Principal Component Analysis) and automatic classifications. Different ways of applying these methods will be presented. All the results are stored in the Runeole internal database that allows an easy selection of weather sequences. The extreme sequences are used for system and building sizing and the mean sequences are used for the determination of the annual cooling loads as proposed by Audrier-Cros (Audrier-Cros, 1984). This weather analysis was tested with the datab...

David, Mathieu; Garde, Francois; Boyer, Harry

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation of Watts Bar Unit 1 Initial Startup Tests with Continuous Energy Monte Carlo Methods  

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The Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors* is developing a collection of methods and software products known as VERA, the Virtual Environment for Reactor Applications. One component of the testing and validation plan for VERA is comparison of neutronics results to a set of continuous energy Monte Carlo solutions for a range of pressurized water reactor geometries using the SCALE component KENO-VI developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Recent improvements in data, methods, and parallelism have enabled KENO, previously utilized predominately as a criticality safety code, to demonstrate excellent capability and performance for reactor physics applications. The highly detailed and rigorous KENO solutions provide a reliable nu-meric reference for VERAneutronics and also demonstrate the most accurate predictions achievable by modeling and simulations tools for comparison to operating plant data. This paper demonstrates the performance of KENO-VI for the Watts Bar Unit 1 Cycle 1 zero power physics tests, including reactor criticality, control rod worths, and isothermal temperature coefficients.

Godfrey, Andrew T [ORNL; Gehin, Jess C [ORNL; Bekar, Kursat B [ORNL; Celik, Cihangir [ORNL

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of Automated Model Calibration Techniques for Residential Building Energy Simulation  

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This simulation study adapts and applies the general framework described in BESTEST-EX (Judkoff et al 2010) for self-testing residential building energy model calibration methods. BEopt/DOE-2.2 is used to evaluate four mathematical calibration methods in the context of monthly, daily, and hourly synthetic utility data for a 1960's-era existing home in a cooling-dominated climate. The home's model inputs are assigned probability distributions representing uncertainty ranges, random selections are made from the uncertainty ranges to define 'explicit' input values, and synthetic utility billing data are generated using the explicit input values. The four calibration methods evaluated in this study are: an ASHRAE 1051-RP-based approach (Reddy and Maor 2006), a simplified simulated annealing optimization approach, a regression metamodeling optimization approach, and a simple output ratio calibration approach. The calibration methods are evaluated for monthly, daily, and hourly cases; various retrofit measures are applied to the calibrated models and the methods are evaluated based on the accuracy of predicted savings, computational cost, repeatability, automation, and ease of implementation.

Robertson, J.; Polly, B.; Collis, J.

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A sensitivity study of the WRF model in wind simulation for an area of high wind energy  

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The performance of the Weather Research and Forecast (WRF) model in wind simulation was evaluated under different numerical and physical options for an area of Portugal, located in complex terrain and characterized by its significant wind energy resource. The grid nudging and integration time of the simulations were the tested numerical options. Since the goal is to simulate the near-surface wind, the physical parameterization schemes regarding the boundary layer were the ones under evaluation. Also, the influences of the local terrain complexity and simulation domain resolution on the model results were also studied. Data from three wind measuring stations located within the chosen area were compared with the model results, in terms of Root Mean Square Error, Standard Deviation Error and Bias. Wind speed histograms, occurrences and energy wind roses were also used for model evaluation. Globally, the model accurately reproduced the local wind regime, despite a significant underestimation of the wind speed. The wind direction is reasonably simulated by the model especially in wind regimes where there is a clear dominant sector, but in the presence of low wind speeds the characterization of the wind direction (observed and simulated) is very subjective and led to higher deviations between simulations and observations. Within the tested options, results show that the use of grid nudging in simulations that should not exceed an integration time of 2 days is the best numerical configuration, and the parameterization set composed by the physical schemes MM5–Yonsei University–Noah are the most suitable for this site. Results were poorer in sites with higher terrain complexity, mainly due to limitations of the terrain data supplied to the model. The increase of the simulation domain resolution alone is not enough to significantly improve the model performance. Results suggest that error minimization in the wind simulation can be achieved by testing and choosing a suitable numerical and physical configuration for the region of interest together with the use of high resolution terrain data, if available.

David Carvalho; Alfredo Rocha; Moncho Gómez-Gesteira; Carlos Santos

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical simulation via parallel-distributed computing of energy absorption by metal deformation  

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Collapsible steering column designs are credited with saving tens-of-thousands of lives since their introduction in the late 1960`s. The collapsible steering column is a safety feature designed to absorb energy and protect-the driver in a head-on collision. One of the most frequently used design concepts employs two telescoping metal tubes that slide over one another as the occupant impacts the steering wheel. Hardened steel ball bearings are embedded in a plastic sleeve located between the two tubes. There are two primary mechanisms for energy absorption during steering column collapse. One is the friction between the bearing and tube surfaces. Another is the gouging of the tubes` surfaces by the bearings. Current analytical models are unable to adequately capture the physics behind this process. In this paper we will present an overview of a parallel finite element code, currently under development, that can be used to simulate the highly nonlinear response of this energy absorbing mechanism. Our parallel algorithms are constructed on a message-passing foundation. The actual message-passing implementation used was the Argonne-developed p4 package. However, other message-passing libraries can easily be accommodated as they are largely identical in function and differ only in syntax. Once the algorithm is restructured as a set of processes communicating through messages, the program can run on systems as diverse as a uniprocessor workstation, multiprocessors with and without shared memory, a group of workstations that communicate over a local network, or any combination of the above. Benchmarks of the parallel code performance on networks of workstations and the IBM SP1 parallel supercomputer will be discussed.

Plaskacz, E.J.; Kulak, R.F.

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy management of power-split plug-in hybrid electric vehicles based on simulated annealing and Pontryagin's minimum principle  

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Energy management of power-split plug-in hybrid electric vehicles based on simulated annealing management method is proposed for a power-split plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). Through analyzing and hybrid driving mode. During the pure electric driving mode, the vehicle is only powered by the battery

Mi, Chunting "Chris"

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AQUIFER THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE. A NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF AUBURN UNIVERSITY FIELD EXPERIMENTS  

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Auburn University Thermal Energy Storage , LBL No. 10194.Mathematical modeling of thermal energy storage in aquifers,of Current Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage Programs (in

Tsang, Chin Fu

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A review of methods to match building energy simulation models to measured data  

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whole building heat energy and electrical loads. Therefore,in HVAC system electrical energy consumption in response towhole-building electrical energy consumption). Procedural

Coakley, Daniel; Raftery, Paul; Keane, Marcus

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A review of methods to match building energy simulation models to measured data  

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et al. / Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 37 (2014)et al. / Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 37 (2014)et al. / Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 37 (2014)

Coakley, Daniel; Raftery, Paul; Keane, Marcus

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation Tools  

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Building simulation tool screen capture Building simulation tool screen capture Simulation Tools Researchers develop whole-building energy simulation software programs that allow architects and building engineers to design or retrofit buildings for maximum energy efficiency and occupant comfort. Programs developed by researchers include: the EnergyPlus whole building simulation program, the Modelica Buildings library for rapid prototyping and controls design, the Building Controls Virtual Test Bed for co-simulation and for model-based operation, and the GenOpt generic optimization program. Contacts Philip Haves PHaves@lbl.gov (510) 486-6512 Michael Wetter MWetter@lbl.gov (510) 486-6990 Links Simulation Research Group Batteries and Fuel Cells Buildings Energy Efficiency Applications Commercial Buildings

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Dynamical simulation of energy dissipation in asymmetric heavy-ion induced fission of Pb200, Fr213, and Es251  

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The dynamical model based on the asymmetric mass division has been applied to calculate pre-scission neutron multiplicity from heavy-ion induced fusion-fission reactions. Links between the pre-scission neutron multiplicity, excitation energy, and asymmetric mass distribution are clarified based on the Monte Carlo simulation and Langevin dynamics. The pre-scission neutron multiplicity is calculated and compared with the respective experimental data over a wide range of excitation energy and nonconstant viscosity. The analysis indicates a different effect for the application of asymmetric mass division in different energy regions of such processes.

S. M. Mirfathi and M. R. Pahlavani

2008-12-29T23:59:59.000Z

293

Coarse-grained versus atomistic simulations: realistic interaction free energies for real proteins  

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......simulated, the number of water molecules in that volume...GROMACS simulation engine (Pool et al., 2012) that...the stable complexes (Pool and Bolhuis, 2010...Guharoy M , Chakrabarti P. Conservation and relative importance...Coarse-grained molecular models of water: a review. Mol. Simul......

Ali May; René Pool; Erik van Dijk; Jochem Bijlard; Sanne Abeln; Jaap Heringa; K. Anton Feenstra

2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation-based assessment of the energy savings benefits of integrated control in office buildings  

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Window-Related Energy Consumption in the US Residential andU.S. Lighting Market Characterization Volume I: National Lighting Inventory and Energy ConsumptionBuilding Energy Consumption Survey. EnergyPlus (2008). U.S.

Hong, T.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cooling energy demand evaluation by means of regression models obtained from dynamic simulations  

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of energy and CO2 emitter in the EU and is the major energy consumer of the EU's total final energy consumption and CO2 emissions. Buildings account for 40­45% of energy consumption in Europe and China (and estimation of the energy consumption is very difficult. So, we need precise and easy to use support tools

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Functional Mock-Up Unit Import in EnergyPlus For Co-Simulation  

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F. 2012. Integration of Modelica models into an existingSimulation. 9th International Modelica Conference, SeptemberT. S. & Pang, X. 2013. Modelica Buildings library. To

Nouidui, Thierry Stephane

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation of energy use in residential water heating systems Carolyn Dianarose Schneyer  

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such as solar-assisted pre-heat and waste water heat recovery components. A total of 7,488 six- day simulations

Victoria, University of

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NREL Developing a Numerical Simulation Tool to Study Hydrokinetic Energy Conversion Devices and Arrays (Fact Sheet)  

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New code will help accelerate design improvements by providing a high-fidelity simulation tool to study power performance, structural loading, and the interactions between devices in arrays.

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2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrodynamical simulations of galaxy clusters in dark energy cosmologies – I. General properties  

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......among different dark energy models. For each dark energy model we evaluated the volumes that a cluster survey must cover in order...0, PRIN MIUR 2009 Dark Energy and Cosmology with Large Galaxy Survey and PRIN INAF 2009......

C. De Boni; K. Dolag; S. Ettori; L. Moscardini; V. Pettorino; C. Baccigalupi

2011-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Policy Strategies and Paths to promote Sustainable Energy Systems - The dynamic Invert Simulation Tool  

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strongly dominating the energy mix for heating in Vienna.premium) on the energy carrier mix, CO 2 reductions anddevelopment of the energy carrier mix is presented in Figure

Stadler, Michael; Kranzl, Lukas; Huber, Claus; Haas, Reinhard; Tsioliaridou, Elena

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulating the physiology of athletes during endurance sports events: modelling human energy conversion and metabolism  

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...somewhat slower to save energy for later). The motivational factors are represented by the...events: modelling human energy conversion and metabolism. | The...computational model for energy conversion during bicycle racing...

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A review of methods to match building energy simulation models to measured data  

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Younger W. Handbook of energy audits. 7th ed.. Lilburn, GA:for commercial building energy audits. 2nd ed. Atlanta, GA:B. Investment grade energy audit. In: Proceedings of the

Coakley, Daniel; Raftery, Paul; Keane, Marcus

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Simulating the physiology of athletes during endurance sports events: modelling human energy conversion and metabolism  

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...computational model of energy turnover and heat transport...in the phosphocreatine energy buffer status can be predicted, although...central metabolism allows us to investigate hypotheses...main fates of metabolic energy converted in the muscle...

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

Offshore wind energy resource simulation forced by different reanalyses: Comparison with observed data in the Iberian Peninsula  

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Abstract Due to the increasing interest in the prospection of potential sites for the installation of offshore wind farms, it becomes important to extend the tests presented on Carvalho et al. (2014) to offshore areas. For that, the WRF model was used to conduct ocean surface wind simulations forced by different initial and boundary conditions (NCEP-R2, ERA-Interim, NCEP-CFSR, NASA-MERRA, NCEP-FNL and NCEP-GFS) aiming to assess which one of these datasets provides the most accurate ocean surface wind simulation and offshore wind energy estimates. Six near surface wind simulations were performed, each one of them forced by a different initial and boundary dataset. Results were evaluated using data collected at five buoys that measure the wind in the Iberian Peninsula region (Galician coast and Gulf of Cádiz). The results show that the simulation driven with ERA-Interim reanalysis provided the lowest errors in terms of offshore wind temporal variability. NCEP-R2 driven simulation showed the lowest offshore wind speed bias, mean wind speed and offshore wind energy production estimates. However, it was the one with the highest errors related to the wind temporal variability. The simulations driven with the NCEP-FNL and NCEP-GFS analyses products also showed interesting results, better than the NCEP-CFSR and NASA-MERRA reanalyses. Based on the results presented in this work and in Carvalho et al. (2014), ERA-Interim reanalysis likely provide the most accurate initial and boundary data to force near-surface wind simulations for the offshore and onshore areas. However, for offshore sites the NCEP-R2 reanalysis seem to provide the most accurate estimation of the potential wind energy production, fact that is of great importance for the wind energy industry. Furthermore, the NCEP-GFS and NCEP-FNL analyses can be considered as valid alternatives to ERA-Interim and NCEP-R2, in particular for cases where reliable forcing data is needed for real-time applications due to their fast availability.

D. Carvalho; A. Rocha; M. Gómez-Gesteira; C. Silva Santos

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Background and Available Potential Energy in Numerical Simulations of a Boussinesq Fluid.  

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??In flows with stable density stratification, a portion of the gravitational potential energy is available for conversion to kinetic energy. The remainder is not and… (more)

Panse, Shreyas S

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact assessment of energy conservation strategies in swine barns through benchmarking and building simulation.  

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??Energy input is vital in every swine operation as it directly affects production performance and overall profitability. With the increasing trend in energy prices and… (more)

Navia, Eleonor

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL Tests Dehumidifiers, Defines Simplified Simulation Model (Fact Sheet), NREL Highlights, Research & Development, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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residential dehumidifiers residential dehumidifiers results in practical performance curves for use in whole-building simulation tools. Dehumidifiers remove moisture from a home's indoor environment, thereby increasing occupant comfort, improving air quality, and reducing the likelihood of mold, rot, and dust mites. To help energy professionals more easily evaluate this technology for the market, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) researchers tested the efficiency and capacity of a variety of dehumidifiers and developed a generalized approach to simulate any residential dehumidifier. The test results and modeling method are documented in a new report. Typically, dehumidifiers are only rated at a single temperature and humidity, so rating data alone cannot determine whether a product will meet the moisture removal

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Life-Cycle Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emission Implicaitons of Brazilian Sugarcane Ethanol Simulated with the GREET Model  

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Life-Cycle Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emission Implications of Life-Cycle Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emission Implications of Brazilian Sugarcane Ethanol Simulated with the GREET Model Michael Wang*, May Wu, Hong Huo and Jiahong Liu Center for Transportation Research, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 South Cass Avenue, Argonne, IL 60439, USA. *Contact author: Tel: +1 (630) 252 2819 Fax: +1 (630) 252 3443 Email: mqwang@anl.gov In International Sugar Journal 2008, Vol. 110, No. 1317 ABSTRACT By using data available in the open literature, we expanded the Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy Use in Transportation (GREET) model developed by Argonne National Laboratory to include Brazilian-grown sugarcane ethanol. With the expanded GREET model, we examined the well-to-wheels (WTW) energy use and

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WRF wind simulation and wind energy production estimates forced by different reanalyses: Comparison with observed data for Portugal  

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Abstract The performance of the WRF mesoscale model in the wind simulation and wind energy estimates was assessed and evaluated under different initial and boundary forcing conditions. Due to the continuous evolution and progress in the development of reanalyses datasets, this work aims to compare an older, yet widely used, reanalysis (the NCEP-R2) with three recently released reanalyses datasets that represent the new generation of this type of data (ERA-Interim, NASA-MERRA and NCEP-CFSR). Due to its intensive use in wind energy assessment studies, the NCEP-GFS and NCEP-FNL analysis were also used to drive WRF and its results compared to those of the simulations driven by reanalyses. Six different WRF simulations were conducted and their results compared to measured wind data collected at thirteen wind measuring stations located in Portugal in areas of high wind energy potential. Based on the analysis and results presented in this work, it can be concluded that the new generation reanalyses are able to provide a considerable improvement in wind simulation when compared to the older reanalyses. Among all the initial and boundary conditions datasets tested here, ERA-Interim reanalysis is the one that likely provides the most realistic initial and boundary data, providing the best estimates of the local wind regimes and potential wind energy production. The NCEP-GFS and NCEP-FNL analyses seem to be the best alternatives to ERA-Interim, showing better results than all the other reanalyses datasets here tested, and can therefore be considered as valid alternatives to ERA-Interim, in particular for cases where reliable forcing data is needed for real-time applications due to its fast availability.

D. Carvalho; A. Rocha; M. Gómez-Gesteira; C. Silva Santos

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the Energy Efficiency of Cognitive Radios -A Simulation Study of the Ad Hoc Wireless  

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on energy consumption in the ad hoc WLAN scenario. Limiting this study to just the WLAN scenario allows us on selected spectrum. The benefits in terms of reduced energy consumption, however, due to easier channel important parameters and their impact on energy consumption. Index Terms--Cognitive Radios, Energy

Namboodiri, Vinod

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COMBINED THERMAL MEASUREMENT AND SIMULATION FOR THE DETAILED ANALYSIS OF FOUR OCCUPIED LOW-ENERGY BUILDINGS  

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-ENERGY BUILDINGS U.D.J. Gieseler, F.D. Heidt1 , W. Bier Division of Building Physics and Solar Energy, University energy and temperature measurements of occupied buildings very well. These buildings repre- sent small to medium size residential low-energy buildings of different construction type, which are typical for mid

Gieseler, Udo D. J.

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Modelica-based Modeling and Simulation to Support Research and Development in Building Energy and Control Systems  

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Traditional building simulation programs possess attributes that make them difficult to use for the design and analysis of building energy and control systems and for the support of model-based research and development of systems that may not already be implemented in these programs. This article presents characteristic features of such applications, and it shows how equation-based object-oriented modelling can meet requirements that arise in such applications. Next, the implementation of an open-source component model library for building energy systems is presented. The library has been developed using the equation-based object-oriented Modelica modelling language. Technical challenges of modelling and simulating such systems are discussed. Research needs are presented to make this technology accessible to user groups that have more stringent requirements with respect to the numerical robustness of simulation than a research community may have. Two examples are presented in which models from the here described library were used. The first example describes the design of a controller for a nonlinear model of a heating coil using model reduction and frequency domain analysis. The second example describes the tuning of control parameters for a static pressure reset controller of a variable air volume flow system. The tuning has been done by solving a non-convex optimization problem that minimizes fan energy subject to state constraints.

Wetter, Michael

2009-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy-based modelling and simulation of the interconnection of a back-to-back converter and a doubly-fed induction machine*  

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] and references therein). In this approach, energy plays a fundamental role, port variables are conjugated) the structure matrix, describing how energy flows inside the system, and (c) the power ports, some of which mayEnergy-based modelling and simulation of the interconnection of a back-to-back converter

Batlle, Carles

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The CoDECS project: a publicly available suite of cosmological N-body simulations for interacting dark energy models  

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We present the largest set of N-body and hydrodynamical simulations to date for cosmological models featuring a direct interaction between the Dark Energy (DE) scalar field, responsible of the observed cosmic acceleration, and the Cold Dark Matter (CDM) fluid. With respect to previous works, our simulations considerably extend the statistical significance of the simulated volume and cover a wider range of different realizations of the interacting DE scenario, including the recently proposed bouncing coupled DE model. Furthermore, all the simulations are normalized in order to be consistent with the present bounds on the amplitude of density perturbations at last scattering, thereby providing the first realistic determination of the effects of a DE coupling for cosmological growth histories fully compatible with the latest Cosmic Microwave Background data. As a first basic analysis, we have studied the impact of the coupling on the nonlinear matter power spectrum and on the bias between the CDM and baryon distributions, as a function of redshift and scale. For the former, we have addressed the issue of the degeneracy between the effects of the coupling and other standard cosmological parameters, as e.g sigma_8, showing how the redshift evolution of the linear amplitude or the scale dependence of the nonlinear power spectrum might provide a way to break the degeneracy. For the latter, instead, we have computed the redshift and scale dependence of the bias in all our different models showing how a growing coupling or a bouncing coupled DE scenario provide much stronger effects with respect to constant coupling models. We refer to this vast numerical initiative as the COupled Dark Energy Cosmological Simulations project, or CoDECS, and we hereby release all the CoDECS outputs for public use through a dedicated web database, providing information on how to access and interpret the data.

Marco Baldi

2012-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling-Computer Simulations At Coso Geothermal Area (1980) | Open Energy  

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Modeling-Computer Simulations At Coso Geothermal Area (1980) Modeling-Computer Simulations At Coso Geothermal Area (1980) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Modeling-Computer Simulations At Coso Geothermal Area (1980) Exploration Activity Details Location Coso Geothermal Area Exploration Technique Modeling-Computer Simulations Activity Date 1980 Usefulness useful DOE-funding Unknown Exploration Basis Estimate thermal regime and potential of the system Notes A three-dimensional generalized linear inversion of the delta t* observations was performed using a three-layer model. A shallow zone of high attenuation exists within the upper 5 km in a region bounded by Coso Hot Springs, Devils Kitchen, and Sugarloaf Mountain probably corresponding to a shallow vapor liquid mixture or "lossy" near surface lithology.

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Modeling-Computer Simulations At Coso Geothermal Area (1999) | Open Energy  

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Modeling-Computer Simulations At Coso Geothermal Area (1999) Modeling-Computer Simulations At Coso Geothermal Area (1999) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Modeling-Computer Simulations At Coso Geothermal Area (1999) Exploration Activity Details Location Coso Geothermal Area Exploration Technique Modeling-Computer Simulations Activity Date 1999 Usefulness not indicated DOE-funding Unknown Exploration Basis To analyze attenuation and source properties Notes A multiple-empirical Green's function method was used to determine source properties of small (M -0.4 to 1.3) earthquakes and P-wave and S-wave attenuation at the Coso Geothermal Field. Source properties of a previously identified set of clustered events from the Coso geothermal region are first analyzed using an empirical Green's function (EGF) method.

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Modeling-Computer Simulations At Coso Geothermal Area (2000) | Open Energy  

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Modeling-Computer Simulations At Coso Geothermal Area (2000) Modeling-Computer Simulations At Coso Geothermal Area (2000) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Exploration Activity: Modeling-Computer Simulations At Coso Geothermal Area (2000) Exploration Activity Details Location Coso Geothermal Area Exploration Technique Modeling-Computer Simulations Activity Date 2000 Usefulness not indicated DOE-funding Unknown Exploration Basis Model ground subsidence using observations of satellite radar interferometry Notes The InSAR displacement data was inverted for the positions, geometry, and relative strengths of the deformation sources at depth using a nonlinear least squares minimization algorithm. Elastic solutions were used for a prolate uniformly pressurized spheroidal cavity in a semi-infinite body as

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Conservation of Energy Through The Use of a Predictive Performance Simulator of Operating Cooling Water Systems  

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chemical treatment program for the prevention of corrosion, scale and deposit accumulations. Calgon has made available a computerized performance simulator of operating cooling water systems which reliably predicts system corrosion rates, percent scale...

Schell, C. J.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulations of economical and technical feasibility of battery and flywheel hybrid energy storage systems in autonomous projects  

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This paper deals with the feasibility of a Renewable Energy Sources (RES)-based stand-alone system for electricity supply based on a Flywheel Energy Storage System (FESS) located on the Greek Island of Naxos. The innovative use of flywheels in parallel connection with electrochemical batteries, as an integrated storage device in the same power plant, was selected to be simulated as it is a necessary buffer covering the load of a typical house. The optimal configuration for the electromechanical connection between the electrochemical batteries and flywheels is also considered in this study. Operational characteristics of the new storage systems were estimated and used in the simulations, while the financial aspects of the projects finalized using hand-made calculations and the HOMER software was used only for the energy calculations. It was found that an off-grid project using advanced and totally “green” technologies is possible and comparable to more conventional RES-based systems, in terms of energy and economical feasibility. Finally, it can be concluded that systems with low price flywheels are equivalent to those with electrochemical batteries.

George N. Prodromidis; Frank A. Coutelieris

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stochastic Modeling of Overtime Occupancy and Its Application in Building Energy Simulation and Calibration  

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is a whole-building energy modeling program developed byZ. Energy modeling of two office buildings with data centerand Modeling of Occupancy Patterns in Open-Plan Offices using Measured Lighting-Switch Data, Journal of Building

Sun, Kaiyu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of Configurations for Photovoltaic Solar Energy Production Using Agent-Based Simulation  

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To configure a photovoltaic solar energy production plant the circumstances of a site play ... modules with micro-inverters are conceptualised as autonomous energy producing agents, which are monitored by a...

Jan Treur

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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N-body simulations with a cosmic vector for dark energy  

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......modifications induced in the new cosmological picture...of the dynamical dark energy or a straightforward...without introducing any new dimensional parameter. The energy density of the vector...Am. Inst. Phys., New York, p. 107. Jing Y......

Edoardo Carlesi; Alexander Knebe; Gustavo Yepes; Stefan Gottlöber; Jose Beltrán Jiménez; Antonio L. Maroto

2012-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Research on simulation of ship electric propulsion system with flywheel energy storage system  

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Flywheel energy storage has been widely used to ... electric power quality. This paper designed a flywheel energy storage device to improve ship electric propulsion system power grid quality. The practical mathem...

Chunling Xie; Conghui Zhang; Jen-Yuan James Chang

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Research on simulation of ship electric propulsion system with flywheel energy storage system  

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Flywheel energy storage has been widely used to improve the ground electric power quality. This paper designed a flywheel energy storage device to improve ship electric propulsion system power grid quality. The practical mathematical models of flywheel ...

Chunling Xie; Conghui Zhang; Jen-Yuan James Chang

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the Use of Integrated Daylighting and Energy Simulations To Drive the Design of a Large Net-Zero Energy Office Building: Preprint  

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522 522 August 2010 On the Use of Integrated Daylighting and Energy Simulations To Drive the Design of a Large Net-Zero Energy Office Building Preprint Rob Guglielmetti, Shanti Pless, and Paul Torcellini Presented at SimBuild 2010 New York, New York August 15-19, 2010 NOTICE The submitted manuscript has been offered by an employee of the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Alliance), a contractor of the US Government under Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308. Accordingly, the US Government and Alliance retain a nonexclusive royalty-free license to publish or reproduce the published form of this contribution, or allow others to do so, for US Government purposes. This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government.

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Energy Production, Frictional Dissipation, and Maximum Intensity of a Numerically Simulated Tropical Cyclone  

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A tropical cyclone (TC) viewed as a heat engine converts heat energy extracted from the ocean into the kinetic energy of the TC, which is eventually dissipated due to surface friction. Since the energy production rate is a linear function while ...

Yuqing Wang; Jing Xu

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Loop Current Mixed Layer Energy Response to Hurricane Lili (2002). Part II: Idealized Numerical Simulations  

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Loop Current Mixed Layer Energy Response to Hurricane Lili (2002). Part II: Idealized Numerical horizontal pressure gradient, wind energy transfer to the mixed layer can be more efficient in such a regime as compared to the case of an initially horizontally homogeneous ocean. However, nearly all energy is removed

Miami, University of

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Simulation-based design of energy management system with storage battery for a refugee shelter in Japan  

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Since the massive earthquake hit eastern Japan in March, 2011, our team has participated in the recovery planning for Kesen Association, which is a group of cities in northeastern Japan. As one of our proposals for the recovery planning for the community, we are designing energy management system with renewable energy (RE) and storage batteries. Some public facilities in the area have been used as refugee shelters, but refugees had to put up with life without electricity for a while after the disaster. If RE generator and storage batteries are introduced into the facilities, it is possible to provide refugees with electricity. In this study, the sizes of photovoltaic (PV) appliances and storage batteries to be introduced into one public facility are optimized. The optimization is based on simulation, in which electric energy is managed by charge and discharge of storage battery.

Kaji, K.; Zhang, J.; Horie, H.; Tanaka, K. [Department of Technology Management for Innovation, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo (Japan); Akimoto, H. [Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (Korea, Republic of)

2013-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX): Instructions for Implementing the Test Procedure, Calibration Test Reference Results, and Example Acceptance-Range Criteria  

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Building Energy Simulation Test for Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX): Instructions for Implementing the Test Procedure, Calibration Test Reference Results, and Example Acceptance-Range Criteria Ron Judkoff, Ben Polly, and Marcus Bianchi National Renewable Energy Laboratory Joel Neymark J. Neymark & Associates Mike Kennedy Mike D. Kennedy, Inc. Link to Accompanying Zipped Data Files (3.9 MB) This document is intended for use with the following documents: Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX), NREL/TP-550-47427 Example Procedures for Developing Acceptance-Range Criteria for BESTEST-EX, NREL/TP-550-47502 Technical Report NREL/TP-5500-52414 August 2011 NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy

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Building Energy Simulation Test for Existing Homes (BESTEST-EX): Instructions for Implementing the Test Procedure, Calibration Test Reference Results, and Example Acceptance-Range Criteria  

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This publication summarizes building energy simulation test for existing homes (BESTEST-EX): instructions for implementing the test procedure, calibration tests reference results, and example acceptance-range criteria.

Judkoff, R.; Polly, B.; Bianchi, M.; Neymark, J.; Kennedy, M.

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar energy cost efficiency: a simulated case study in the Egyptian context  

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Electric energy coming from fossil fuels represents around 85% of total electricity requirements in Egypt. However, the supply of energy in the Arab world is expected to run dry in the coming 30-50 years. With the increase in energy needs, rise in fossil fuel prices, and swelling of greenhouse gas emissions, the use of renewable and more environment-friendly energy sources to supply power is gaining increased attention. Egypt has great potential in utilising solar energy to generate energy products and electricity. However, solar energy is still abandoned in Egypt due to its high costs. This paper examines the relative significance of several accounting and economic factors, such as depreciation schemes and financing options, in reducing solar energy costs. These factors are considered as a substitute for direct subsidies which are difficult to implement for various reasons. The results of the study provide a number of policy implications that can be applied to make solar energy closer to cost-competitiveness and contribute to solve the energy problem in Egypt.

Dina El-Bassiouny; Ehab K.A. Mohamed

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method and apparatus for simulating atomospheric absorption of solar energy due to water vapor and CO.sub.2  

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A method and apparatus for improving the accuracy of the simulation of sunlight reaching the earth's surface includes a relatively small heated chamber having an optical inlet and an optical outlet, the chamber having a cavity that can be filled with a heated stream of CO.sub.2 and water vapor. A simulated beam comprising infrared and near infrared light can be directed through the chamber cavity containing the CO.sub.2 and water vapor, whereby the spectral characteristics of the beam are altered so that the output beam from the chamber contains wavelength bands that accurately replicate atmospheric absorption of solar energy due to atmospheric CO.sub.2 and moisture.

Sopori, Bhushan L. (Denver, CO)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method and apparatus for simulating atmospheric absorption of solar energy due to water vapor and CO{sub 2}  

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A method and apparatus for improving the accuracy of the simulation of sunlight reaching the earth`s surface includes a relatively small heated chamber having an optical inlet and an optical outlet, the chamber having a cavity that can be filled with a heated stream of CO{sub 2} and water vapor. A simulated beam comprising infrared and near infrared light can be directed through the chamber cavity containing the CO{sub 2} and water vapor, whereby the spectral characteristics of the beam are altered so that the output beam from the chamber contains wavelength bands that accurately replicate atmospheric absorption of solar energy due to atmospheric CO{sub 2} and moisture. 8 figs.

Sopori, B.L.

1995-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of Multifamily Energy Retrofit Using Flexible Multizone Building Simulation Model  

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This presentation was delivered at the U.S. Department of Energy Building America Technical Update meeting on April 29-30, 2013, in Denver, Colorado.

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Simulation of an asymmetric contacted carbon nanotube for solar-energy harvesting  

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Nanostructured materials offer great prospects in helping solar-energy harvesting devices to achieve their envisioned performances. Carbon nanotubes (CNT)-based devices were among the...

Abdel Rahman, H; Kirah, K; Ghali, H; Anis, W

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation-based assessment of the energy savings benefits of integrated control in office buildings  

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Energy-Savings Potential of Electrochromic Windows in the USPerformance Analysis of Electrochromic Windows in New Yorkthe effects of electrochromic windows and daylighting

Hong, T.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving the Energy Efficiency of Ethanol Separation through Process Synthesis and Simulation .  

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??Worldwide demand for energy is increasing rapidly, partly driven by dramatic economic growth in developing countries. This growth has sparked concerns over the finite availability… (more)

Haelssig, Jan B.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Preliminary Results of a RANS Simulation for a Floating Point Absorber Wave Energy System Under Extreme Wave Conditions  

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Preliminary Results of a RANS Preliminary Results of a RANS Simulation for a Floating Point Absorber Wave Energy System Under Extreme Wave Conditions Y. Yu and Y. Li Presented at the 30 th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore, and Arctic Engineering Rotterdam, The Netherlands June 19 - 24, 2011 Conference Paper NREL/CP-5000-50967 October 2011 NOTICE The submitted manuscript has been offered by an employee of the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Alliance), a contractor of the US Government under Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308. Accordingly, the US Government and Alliance retain a nonexclusive royalty-free license to publish or reproduce the published form of this contribution, or allow others to do so, for US Government purposes. This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government.

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The role of tides in shelf-scale simulations of the wave energy resource  

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Abstract Many regions throughout the world that are suitable for exploitation of the wave energy resource also experience large tidal ranges and associated strong tidal flows. However, tidal effects are not included in the majority of modelling studies which quantify the wave energy resource. This research attempts to quantify the impact of tides on the wave energy resource of the northwest European shelf seas, a region with a significant wave energy resource, and where many wave energy projects are under development. Results of analysis based on linear wave theory, and the application of a non-linear coupled wave-tide model (SWAN–ROMS), suggest that the impact of tides is significant, and can exceed 10% in some regions of strong tidal currents (e.g. headlands). Results also show that the effect of tidal currents on the wave resource is much greater than the contribution of variations in tidal water depth, and that regions which experience lower wave energy (and hence shorter wave periods) are more affected by tides than high wave energy regions. While this research provides general guidelines on the scale of the impact in regions of strong tidal flow, high resolution site-specific coupled wave-tide models are necessary for more detailed analysis.

M. Reza Hashemi; Simon P. Neill

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy-efficient urban traffic management: a microscopic simulation-based approach  

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consump- tion metrics, and does so within a tight computational budget. It outperforms traditional Introduction The International Energy Agency (IEA, 2012) has estimated that over 50% of oil use worldwide

Entekhabi, Dara

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Simulation-assisted evaluation of potential energy savings: Application to an administrative building in France  

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The case study presented here falls within a project of feasibility studies to improve the energy efficiency, the carbon footprint and the environmental impacts of several administrative buildings in France. The first part of the paper briefly...

Randaxhe, F.; Bertagnolio, S.; Lemort, V.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

Sources of Eddy Energy Simulated by a Model of the Northeast Pacific Ocean  

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This paper examines the energy sources for eddy variability in the Gulf of Alaska using a numerical model and a novel form of data assimilation referred to as spectral nudging. Spectral nudging is distinguished from conventional nudging by its ...

Jennifer Shore; Michael W. Stacey; Daniel G. Wright

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Dynamic Simulation and Analysis of Factors Impacting the Energy Consumption of Residential Buildings  

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Buildings have a close relationship with climate. There are a lot of important factors that influence building energy consumption such as building shape coefficient, insulation work of building envelope, covered area, and the area ratio of window...

Lian, Y.; Hao, Y.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

Operating results and simulations on a fuel cell for residential energy systems  

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This paper describes the performance evaluation of a polymer electrolyte fuel cell (PEFC) prototype and demonstration experiments of the electric power and domestic hot water system using it from a pragmatic view-point. Three types of demonstration experiments were carried out applying standard electric power and hot water demands. It was shown that the primary energy reduction rate of this system as compared to the conventional system reached up to 24% under double daily start and stop (DSS) operation. The amount of primary energy reduction in experiments using the energy demand of a household in Sapporo in winter exceeded the experimental results of the standard energy demand, demonstrating that the effects of the introduction of a fuel cell in cold regions could be considerable, in particular, during the winter season.

Yasuhiro Hamada; Ryuichiro Goto; Makoto Nakamura; Hideki Kubota; Kiyoshi Ochifuji

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Muon content of ultrahigh-energy air showers: Yakutsk data versus simulations  

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A sample of 33 extensive air showers (EASs) with estimated primary energies above 2 × 1019 eV and high-quality muon data recorded by the Yakutsk EAS array is analyzed. The observed muon density is compared event-...

A. V. Glushkov; I. T. Makarov; M. I. Pravdin; I. E. Sleptsov…

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

Energy of Midlatitude Transient Eddies in Idealized Simulations of Changed Climates  

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As the climate changes, changes in static stability, meridional temperature gradients, and availability of moisture for latent heat release may exert competing effects on the energy of midlatitude transient eddies. This paper examines how the ...

Paul A. O’Gorman; Tapio Schneider

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

A technical framework to describe occupant behavior for building energy simulations  

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Green buildings that fail to meet expected design performance criteria indicate that technology alone does not guarantee high performance. Human influences are quite often simplified and ignored in the design, construction, and operation of buildings. Energy-conscious human behavior has been demonstrated to be a significant positive factor for improving the indoor environment while reducing the energy use of buildings. In our study we developed a new technical framework to describe energy-related human behavior in buildings. The energy-related behavior includes accounting for individuals and groups of occupants and their interactions with building energy services systems, appliances and facilities. The technical framework consists of four key components: i. the drivers behind energy-related occupant behavior, which are biological, societal, environmental, physical, and economical in nature ii. the needs of the occupants are based on satisfying criteria that are either physical (e.g. thermal, visual and acoustic comfort) or non-physical (e.g. entertainment, privacy, and social reward) iii. the actions that building occupants perform when their needs are not fulfilled iv. the systems with which an occupant can interact to satisfy their needs The technical framework aims to provide a standardized description of a complete set of human energy-related behaviors in the form of an XML schema. For each type of behavior (e.g., occupants opening/closing windows, switching on/off lights etc.) we identify a set of common behaviors based on a literature review, survey data, and our own field study and analysis. Stochastic models are adopted or developed for each type of behavior to enable the evaluation of the impact of human behavior on energy use in buildings, during either the design or operation phase. We will also demonstrate the use of the technical framework in assessing the impact of occupancy behavior on energy saving technologies. The technical framework presented is part of our human behavior research, a 5-year program under the U.S. - China Clean Energy Research Center for Building Energy Efficiency.

Turner , William; Hong , Tianzhen

2013-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved Building Energy Performance Modelling through Comparison of Measured Data with Simulated Results  

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-Institute for Solar Energy Systems Freiburg, Germany Dirk Jacob Fraunhofer-Institute for Solar Energy Systems Freiburg, Germany ABSTRACT This work forms part of the ModBen project conducted by Fraunhofer ISE. This paper aims to compare actual... is a complex building. The complexity comes from the architectural design that ESL-IC-08-10-70 Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Berlin, Germany, October 20-22, 2008 Page 2 of paper submitted...

Bambrook, S.; Jacob, D.

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G. Vlad et al. 21st IAEA Fusion Energy Conference, 16 -21 October 2006 -Chengdu, China -paper TH/P6-4 1 Particle Simulation Analysis of  

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G. Vlad et al. 21st IAEA Fusion Energy Conference, 16 - 21 October 2006 - Chengdu, China - paper TH Agency, Naka, Ibaraki 311-0193, Japan #12;G. Vlad et al. 21st IAEA Fusion Energy Conference, 16 - 21 an interpretation of the observed phenomenology based on nonlinear particle simulations. #12;G. Vlad et al. 21st

Vlad, Gregorio

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Molecular Dynamics Simulations of the Nucleation of Water: Determining the Sticking Probability and Formation Energy of a Cluster  

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We performed molecular dynamics (MD) simulations of the nucleation of water vapor in order to test nucleation theories. Simulations were performed for a wide range of supersaturation ratios (S = 3-25) and water temperatures (Tw=300-390K). We obtained the nucleation rates and the formation free energies of a subcritical cluster from the cluster size distribution. The classical nucleation theory (CNT) and the modified classical nucleation theory (MCNT) overestimate the nucleation rates in all cases. The semi-phenomenological (SP) model, which corrects the MCNT prediction using the second virial coefficient of a vapor, reproduces the formation free energy of a cluster with the size < 20 to within 10 % and the nucleation rate and cluster size distributions to within one order of magnitude. The sticking probability of the vapor molecules to the clusters was also determined from the growth rates of the clusters. The sticking probability rapidly increases with the supersaturation ratio S, which is similar to the Lennard-Jones system.

Kyoko K. Tanaka; Akio Kawano; Hidekazu Tanaka

2014-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

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HIGH-TEMPERATURE ELECTROLYSIS FOR LARGE-SCALE HYDROGEN AND SYNGAS PRODUCTION FROM NUCLEAR ENERGY – SYSTEM SIMULATION AND ECONOMICS  

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A research and development program is under way at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to assess the technological and scale-up issues associated with the implementation of solid-oxide electrolysis cell technology for efficient high-temperature hydrogen production from steam. This work is supported by the US Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy, under the Nuclear Hydrogen Initiative. This paper will provide an overview of large-scale system modeling results and economic analyses that have been completed to date. System analysis results have been obtained using the commercial code UniSim, augmented with a custom high-temperature electrolyzer module. Economic analysis results were based on the DOE H2A analysis methodology. The process flow diagrams for the system simulations include an advanced nuclear reactor as a source of high-temperature process heat, a power cycle and a coupled steam electrolysis loop. Several reactor types and power cycles have been considered, over a range of reactor outlet temperatures. Pure steam electrolysis for hydrogen production as well as coelectrolysis for syngas production from steam/carbon dioxide mixtures have both been considered. In addition, the feasibility of coupling the high-temperature electrolysis process to biomass and coal-based synthetic fuels production has been considered. These simulations demonstrate that the addition of supplementary nuclear hydrogen to synthetic fuels production from any carbon source minimizes emissions of carbon dioxide during the production process.

J. E. O'Brien; M. G. McKellar; E. A. Harvego; C. M. Stoots

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Exergy and Energy analysis of a ground-source heat pump for domestic water heating under simulated occupancy conditions  

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This paper presents detailed analysis of a water to water ground source heat pump (WW-GSHP) to provide all the hot water needs in a 345 m2 house located in DOE climate zone 4 (mixed-humid). The protocol for hot water use is based on the Building America Research Benchmark Definition (Hendron 2008; Hendron and Engebrecht 2010) which aims to capture the living habits of the average American household and its impact on energy consumption. The entire house was operated under simulated occupancy conditions. Detailed energy and exergy analysis provides a complete set of information on system efficiency and sources of irreversibility, the main cause of wasted energy. The WW-GSHP was sized at 5.275 kW (1.5-ton) for this house and supplied hot water to a 303 L (80 gal) water storage tank. The WW-GSHP shared the same ground loop with a 7.56 kW (2.1-ton) water to air ground source heat pump (WA-GSHP) which provided space conditioning needs to the entire house. Data, analyses, and measures of performance for the WW-GSHP in this paper complements the results of the WA-GSHP published in this journal (Ally, Munk et al. 2012). Understanding the performance of GSHPs is vital if the ground is to be used as a viable renewable energy resource.

Ally, Moonis Raza [ORNL; Munk, Jeffrey D [ORNL; Baxter, Van D [ORNL; Gehl, Anthony C [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Challenge problem and milestones for : Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation (NEAMS) waste Integrated Performance and Safety Codes (IPSC).  

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This report describes the specification of a challenge problem and associated challenge milestones for the Waste Integrated Performance and Safety Codes (IPSC) supporting the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation (NEAMS) Campaign. The NEAMS challenge problems are designed to demonstrate proof of concept and progress towards IPSC goals. The goal of the Waste IPSC is to develop an integrated suite of modeling and simulation capabilities to quantitatively assess the long-term performance of waste forms in the engineered and geologic environments of a radioactive waste storage or disposal system. The Waste IPSC will provide this simulation capability (1) for a range of disposal concepts, waste form types, engineered repository designs, and geologic settings, (2) for a range of time scales and distances, (3) with appropriate consideration of the inherent uncertainties, and (4) in accordance with robust verification, validation, and software quality requirements. To demonstrate proof of concept and progress towards these goals and requirements, a Waste IPSC challenge problem is specified that includes coupled thermal-hydrologic-chemical-mechanical (THCM) processes that describe (1) the degradation of a borosilicate glass waste form and the corresponding mobilization of radionuclides (i.e., the processes that produce the radionuclide source term), (2) the associated near-field physical and chemical environment for waste emplacement within a salt formation, and (3) radionuclide transport in the near field (i.e., through the engineered components - waste form, waste package, and backfill - and the immediately adjacent salt). The initial details of a set of challenge milestones that collectively comprise the full challenge problem are also specified.

Freeze, Geoffrey A.; Wang, Yifeng; Howard, Robert; McNeish, Jerry A.; Schultz, Peter Andrew; Arguello, Jose Guadalupe, Jr.

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Methodology for Residential Building Energy Simulations Implemented in the International Code Compliance Calculator (IC3)  

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. Typical Meteorological Year 2 (TMY2) data files are used in the simulations. Figure 2 shows the available weather stations for Texas, which includes 17 NOAA 2 eGRID, is the EPA?s Emissions... for the TCEQ for use with Senate Bill 5. 3 NOx emissions from natural gas used on-site are calculated with data from the EPA?s AP-42 database stations from which the TMY2 data have been derived, 15 NREL solar sites 4 and 10 TCEQ solar sites. Currently...

Liu, Z.; Mukhopadhyay, J.; Malhotra, M.; Haberl, J.; Gilman, D.; Montgomery, C.; McKelvey, K.; Culp, C.; Yazdani, B.

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Simulation and analysis of high-speed modular flywheel energy storage systems using MATLAB/Simulink  

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Storage is an extremely important area of research and has several applications, including potential of furthering the integration of renewable in the grid. An efficient and cost-effective electric storage is a transformative technology and benefits ... Keywords: PM motor, flywheel energy storage system, high-speed drives, storage system

Parag Upadhyay; Ned Mohan

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Quantum Simulation  

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Simulating quantum mechanics is known to be a difficult computational problem, especially when dealing with large systems. However, this difficulty may be overcome by using some controllable quantum system to study another less controllable or accessible quantum system, i.e., quantum simulation. Quantum simulation promises to have applications in the study of many problems in, e.g., condensed-matter physics, high-energy physics, atomic physics, quantum chemistry and cosmology. Quantum simulation could be implemented using quantum computers, but also with simpler, analog devices that would require less control, and therefore, would be easier to construct. A number of quantum systems such as neutral atoms, ions, polar molecules, electrons in semiconductors, superconducting circuits, nuclear spins and photons have been proposed as quantum simulators. This review outlines the main theoretical and experimental aspects of quantum simulation and emphasizes some of the challenges and promises of this fast-growing field.

I. M. Georgescu; S. Ashhab; Franco Nori

2014-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

357

A New Determination of the Binding Energy of Atomic Oxygen on Dust Grain Surfaces: Experimental Results and Simulations  

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The energy to desorb atomic oxygen from an interstellar dust grain surface, $E_{\\rm des}$, is an important controlling parameter in gas-grain models; its value impacts the temperature range over which oxygen resides on a dust grain. However, no prior measurement has been done of the desorption energy. We report the first direct measurement of $E_{\\rm des}$ for atomic oxygen from dust grain analogs. The values of $E_{\\rm des}$ are $1660\\pm 60$~K and $1850\\pm 90$~K for porous amorphous water ice and for a bare amorphous silicate film, respectively, or about twice the value previously adopted in simulations of the chemical evolution of a cloud. We use the new values to study oxygen chemistry as a function of depth in a molecular cloud. For $n=10^4$ cm$^{-3}$ and $G_0$=10$^2$ ($G_0$=1 is the average local interstellar radiation field), the main result of the adoption of the higher oxygen binding energy is that H$_2$O can form on grains at lower visual extinction $A_{\\rm V}$, closer to the cloud surface. A higher ...

He, Jiao; Hopkins, Tyler; Vidali, Gianfranco; Kaufman, Michael J

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation of Photon energy Spectra Using MISC, SOURCES, MCNP and GADRAS  

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The detector response functions included in the Gamma Detector Response and Analysis Software (GADRAS) are a valuable resource for simulating radioactive source emission spectra. Application of these response functions to the results of three-dimensional transport calculations is a useful modeling capability. Using a 26.2 kg shell of depleted uranium (DU) as a simple test problem, this work illustrates a method for manipulating current tally results from MCNP into the GAM file format necessary for a practical link to GADRAS detector response functions. MISC (MCNP Intrinsic Source Constructor) and SOURCES 4C were used to develop photon and neutron source terms for subsequent MCNP transport, and the resultant spectrum is shown to be in good agreement with that from GADRAS. A 1 kg DU sphere was also modeled with the method described here and showed similarly encouraging results.

Tucker, Lucas P. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Shores, Erik F. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Myers, Steven C. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Felsher, Paul D. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Garner, Scott E. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Solomon, Clell J. Jr. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of electron energy distribution of an arc-discharge H{sup -} ion source with Monte Carlo simulation  

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For optimization and accurate prediction of the amount of H{sup -} ion production in negative ion sources, analysis of electron energy distribution function (EEDF) is necessary. We developed a numerical code which analyzes EEDF in the tandem-type arc-discharge source. It is a three-dimensional Monte Carlo simulation code with the effects of cusp, filter, and extraction magnets. Coulomb collision between electrons is treated with Takizuka's model and several inelastic collisions are treated with null-collision method. We applied this code to the JAEA 10 ampere negative ion source. The numerical result shows that the order of electron density is in good agreement with experimental results. In addition, the obtained EEDF is qualitatively in good agreement with experimental results.

Fujino, I.; Hatayama, A.; Takado, N.; Inoue, T. [Keio University, 3-14-1 Hiyoshi, Kouhoku-ku, Yokohama 223-8522 (Japan); Japan Atomic Energy Agency, 801-1 Mukouyama, Naka 311-0193 (Japan)

2008-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Bistable solutions for the electron energy distribution function in electron swarms in xenon via Boltzmann equation analysis and particle simulations  

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At low reduced electric fields the electron energy distribution function in heavy noble gases can take two distinct shapes. This bistability effect - in which electron-electron (Coulomb) collisions play an essential role - is analyzed here with a Boltzmann equation approach and with a first principles particle simulation method. The latter is based on a combination of a molecular dynamics technique that accounts for the many-body interaction within the electron gas and a Monte Carlo treatment of the collisions between electrons and the background gas atoms. The good agreement found between the results of the two techniques confirms the existence of the two different stable solutions for the EEDF under swarm conditions at low electric fields.

Dyatko, Nikolay

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling a thermionic energy converter using finite-difference time-domain particle-in-cell simulations  

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A thermionic energy converter (TEC) is a static device that converts heat directly into electricity by boiling electrons off a hot emitter surface across a small inter-electrode gap to a cooler collector surface. The main challenge in TECs is overcoming the space charge limit, which limits the current transmitted across a gap of a given voltage and width. We have verified the feasibility of studying and developing a TEC using a bounded finite-difference time-domain particle-in-cell plasma simulation code, OOPD1, developed by Plasma Theory and Simulation Group, formerly at UC Berkeley and now at Michigan State University. In this preliminary work, a TEC has been modeled kinetically using OOPD1, and the accuracy has been verified by comparing with an analytically solvable case, giving good agreement. With further improvement of the code, one will be able to quickly and cheaply analyze space charge effects, and seek designs that mitigate the space charge effect, allowing TECs to become more efficient and cost-effective.

Lo, F. S.; Lee, T. H. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Central University, Jhongli City, Taoyuan County 32001, Taiwan (China)] [Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Central University, Jhongli City, Taoyuan County 32001, Taiwan (China); Lu, P. S. [NanoScience Simulation Laboratory, Fu Jen Catholic University, Xinzhuang Dist., New Taipei City 24205, Taiwan (China)] [NanoScience Simulation Laboratory, Fu Jen Catholic University, Xinzhuang Dist., New Taipei City 24205, Taiwan (China); Ragan-Kelley, B. [Applied Science and Technology, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States) [Applied Science and Technology, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Plasma Theory and Simulation Group, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Minnich, A. [Plasma Theory and Simulation Group, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States) [Plasma Theory and Simulation Group, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Division of Engineering and Applied Science, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125 (United States); Lin, M. C., E-mail: mingchiehlin@gmail.com [NanoScience Simulation Laboratory, Fu Jen Catholic University, Xinzhuang Dist., New Taipei City 24205, Taiwan (China); Plasma Theory and Simulation Group, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Verboncoeur, J. P. [Plasma Theory and Simulation Group, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States) [Plasma Theory and Simulation Group, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Department of Electrical and Computing Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States)

2014-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Porous media compressed air energy storage (PM-CAES): Theory and simulation of the coupled wellbore-reservoir system  

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of selected compressed air energy storage studes, Pacificaspects of compressed-air energy storage in aquifers, J. ofresources and compressed air energy storage (CAES), Energy,

Oldenburg, C.M.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

Building Technologies Office: Newsletter  

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Newsletter Newsletter Sign up for the BTO Newsletter Sign up for the BTO Newsletter Around the Building Technologies Office - May Connect with the Building Technologies Office (BTO) information that interests you-program events and news, financial opportunities, and industry events. Upcoming BTO Webinars: Whole-Building Energy Modeling: Reducing Modeling Time with the OpenStudio 0.8 User Interface and the Building Component Library When: Thursday, June 28, 2012, 12:00-1:30 p.m. ET View the webinar materials. Description: The webinar will outline recent improvements to NREL and DOE's free open-platform energy modeling software, OpenStudio. This webinar will preview OpenStudio version 0.8, which features integration with the Building Component Library, an on-line repository of reusable components for rapid and consistent energy modeling. The presenters will demonstrate a complete and easy-to-use modeling workflow using the OpenStudio SketchUp Plug-in and the stand-alone OpenStudio application.

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Analysis of load match and grid interaction indicators in net zero energy buildings with simulated and monitored data  

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Abstract The main objective of this paper is to contribute to the discussion on the role of Net Zero Energy Buildings (Net ZEBs) on future energy systems by the interplay between on-site generation and the building loads, often called load matching, and the resulting import/export interaction with the surrounding electricity grid, commonly named grid interaction. This investigation analyzes five case studies with high resolution data, three of which are based on real monitored buildings. The research aims at selecting and suggesting a limited set of quantitative indicators that: (a) can provide practical information for building as well as grid designers and operators, and (b) are understandable for a wider audience and do not require complex simulation tools or additional resources. This paper also presents novel graphical representations describing the yearly or daily variation of the indexes in an understandable manner. It has been found that the hourly values of the cover factors (namely, the load cover factor and the supply cover factor) provide quite a good picture of the correlation between on-site demand and supply of energy. These factors illustrate both the daily and seasonal effect, the production pattern of different renewable energy technologies, and applied operation/control strategies. The loss-of load probability factor shows how often the on-site supply does not cover the on-site demand but it provides limited information. Several grid interaction indicators are presented in a normalized form based on the connection capacity between the building and the grid. The generation multiple is an index that compares peak values of exported/imported energy; it may also be used with generation/load values. The dimensioning rate and the connection capacity credit relate the building with the electrical grid. These indexes can be used to analyze individual buildings and extend their use in the case of cluster of buildings. Although some general trends have been identified in the results and the usefulness of these indicators is demonstrated, it should be noted that further studies are needed in order to define reference values for particular building topologies, clusters of buildings and climates, which could be used as a rule-of-thumb for grid/building designers.

Jaume Salom; Anna Joanna Marszal; Joakim Widén; José Candanedo; Karen Byskov Lindberg

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DEWEK Wind Energy Conference 2012 Category: 4. Simulation models BACKWARD EXTRAPOLATION OF SHORT-TIME MEASUREMENT DATA FOR A REMAINING SERVICE LIFE ESTIMATION OF WIND  

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DEWEK Wind Energy Conference 2012 Category: 4. Simulation models 1 BACKWARD EXTRAPOLATION OF SHORT-TIME MEASUREMENT DATA FOR A REMAINING SERVICE LIFE ESTIMATION OF WIND TURBINES Dipl.-Ing. René Kamieth, Prof. Dr, Germany, Tel.: +49-(0)30-314-23603, Fax: +49-(0)30-314-26131 Summary Wind turbines built in the last

Berlin,Technische Universität

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> Web Developer Position at the T.C. Chan Center for Building Simulation and Energy > Needed Immediately: Full Time Web Developer.  

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> > Web Developer Position at the T.C. Chan Center for Building Simulation and Energy Studies. > Needed Immediately: Full Time Web Developer. > > * The web developer should have a BA of professional experience developing web based applications is required. Experience with web design is a must

Plotkin, Joshua B.

367

Simulation of a STOL airlifter in wind shear, using total energy and glideslope angular error methods for glidepath control  

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. Nonlinear Time History Simulation of Landing Approach in Moderate Intensity Wind Shear 105 52. Nonlinear Time History Simulation of Landing Approach and Go-Around in Severe Wind Shear Set 1 116 53. Comparison of Nonlinear Time History Simulations of TEC... HTTB's Go-Around in Severe Wind Shear Using Differing Parameters Go-Around Parameters 126 54. Comparison of Time History Simulations of TEC HTTB's Landing Approach in Low Intensity Wind Shear Using Differing TES Analytical Models 136 LIST...

Johnson, Eric William

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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A decoupled whole-building simulation engine for rapid exhaustive search of low-carbon and low-energy building refurbishment options  

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This paper presents the development of a new building physics and energy supply systems simulation platform. It has been adapted from both existing commercial models and empirical works, but designed to provide expedient exhaustive simulation of all salient types of energy- and carbon-reducing retrofit options. These options may include any combination of behavioural measures, building fabric and equipment upgrades, improved HVAC control strategies, or novel low-carbon energy supply technologies. We provide a methodological description of the proposed model, followed by two illustrative case studies of the tool when used to investigate retrofit options of a mixed-use office building and primary school in the UK. It is not the intention of this paper, nor would it be feasible, to provide a complete engineering decomposition of the proposed model, describing all calculation processes in detail. Instead, this paper concentrates on presenting the particular engineering aspects of the model which steer away from conventional practise.

A.M. Rysanek; R. Choudhary

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Calibration of a phoswich type partial body counter by Monte Carlo simulation of low-energy photon transport  

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......bone phantoms of the New York University Medical...measurement of low-energy photon emitters such...International Atomic Energy Agency Conference...composition, and photon energy on the quantity muscle-equivalent...Environmental Medicine, New York University Medical......

H. Doerfel; B. Heide

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

A Simulation Platform to Demonstrate Active Demand-Side Management by Incorporating Heuristic Optimization for Home Energy Management.  

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??Demand-Side Management (DSM) can be defined as the implementation of policies and measures to control, regulate, and reduce energy consumption. This document introduces home energy… (more)

Gudi, Nikhil

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Effects of fast atoms and energy-dependent secondary electron emission yields in PIC/MCC simulations of capacitively coupled plasmas  

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In most PIC/MCC simulations of radio frequency capacitively coupled plasmas (CCPs) several simplifications are made: (i) fast neutrals are not traced, (ii) heavy particle induced excitation and ionization are neglected, (iii) secondary electron emission from boundary surfaces due to neutral particle impact is not taken into account, and (iv) the secondary electron emission coefficient is assumed to be constant, i.e. independent of the incident particle energy and the surface conditions. Here we question the validity of these simplifications under conditions typical for plasma processing applications. We study the effects of including fast neutrals and using realistic energy-dependent secondary electron emission coefficients for ions and fast neutrals in simulations of CCPs operated in argon at 13.56 MHz and at neutral gas pressures between 3 Pa and 100 Pa. We find a strong increase of the plasma density and the ion flux to the electrodes under most conditions, if these processes are included realistically in ...

Derzsi, A; Schuengel, E; Donko, Z; Schulze, J

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ACEEE Summer Study on Energy in Industry, West Point, NY, July 19-22. 1 Modeling and Simulation of Air Compressor Energy Use  

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is described. Techniques for calibrating the software to measured energy use data, and estimating energy assessments of mid-sized industries, we found that the average unit energy cost of compressed air ranges from% of a plant's annual electric costs. The wide range in unit energy costs is a function of many factors

Kissock, Kelly

373

Porous media compressed air energy storage (PM-CAES): Theory and simulation of the coupled wellbore-reservoir system  

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and applications for wind power, Energy Analysis Group,with wind in transmission- constrained electric power

Oldenburg, C.M.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Simulations of heating and electron energy distributions in optical field ionized plasmas Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BZ, United Kingdom  

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Simulations of heating and electron energy distributions in optical field ionized plasmas T is important. The consequences that the calculated energy distributions have on three-body recombination rates extent 7­9 . In calculating the magnitude of the collisional heating the electron energy distribution

Ditmire, Todd

375

Coupled simulation of BES-CFD and performance assessment of energy recovery ventilation system for office model  

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Thermal comfort and indoor air quality as well as the energy efficiency have been recognized as essential parts of sustainable building assessment. This work aims to analyze the energy conservation of the heat re...

Yunqing Fan; T. Hayashi; K. Ito

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

The CoDECS project: a publicly available suite of cosmological N-body simulations for interacting dark energy models  

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......Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS; Kaiser et al. 2002), Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment (HETDEX; Hill et al. 2008), Dark Energy Survey (DES; Abbott et al. 2005), Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST; Ivezic et al......

Marco Baldi

2012-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

377

Macroscopic/microscopic simulation of nuclear reactions at intermediate energies. Denis Lacroix, Aymeric Van Lauwe and Dominique Durand  

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for reactions close to the fusion barrier (5-10 MeV/A) up to higher energy (100 MeV/A) and it gives access) -coalescence -test of fusion (FSI) -energy balance -classical propagation -in-flight emission Figure 1 to understand nuclear reactions at inter- mediate energies. These models provide gener- ally a rather good

Boyer, Edmond

378

Integration of renewable energy in microgrids coordinated with demand response resources: Economic evaluation of a biomass gasification plant by Homer Simulator  

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Abstract This paper deals with how demand response can contribute to the better integration of renewable energy resources such as wind power, solar, small hydro, biomass and CHP. In particular, an economic evaluation performed by means of the micro-power optimization model HOMER Energy has been done, considering a micro-grid supplied by a biomass gasification power plant, operating isolated to the grid and in comparison with other generation technologies. Different scenarios have been simulated considering variations in the power production of the gasified biomass generator and different solutions to guarantee the balance generation/consumption are analyzed, demonstrating as using demand response resources is much more profitable than producing this energy by other conventional technologies by using fossil fuels.

Lina Montuori; Manuel Alcázar-Ortega; Carlos Álvarez-Bel; Alex Domijan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

Modeling High-energy Light curves of the PSR B1259–63/LS 2883 Binary Based on 3D SPH Simulations  

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Temporal changes of X-ray to very high energy gamma-ray emissions from the pulsar-Be-star binary PSR B1259–63/LS 2883 are studied based on three-dimensional smoothed particle hydrodynamic simulations of pulsar wind interaction with Be-disk and wind. We focus on the periastron passage of the binary and calculate the variation of the synchrotron and inverse-Compton emissions using the simulated shock geometry and pressure distribution of the pulsar wind. The characteristic double-peaked X-ray light curve from observations is reproduced by our simulation under a dense Be-disk condition (base density ~10–9 g cm–3). We interpret the pre- and post-periastron peaks as being due to a significant increase in the conversion efficiency from pulsar spin-down power to the shock-accelerated particle energy at orbital phases when the pulsar crosses the disk before periastron passage, and when the pulsar wind creates a cavity in the disk gas after periastron passage, respectively. On the contrary, in the model TeV light curve, which also shows a double-peak feature, the first peak appears around the periastron phase. The possible effects of cooling processes on the TeV light curve are briefly discussed.

J. Takata; A. T. Okazaki; S. Nagataki; T. Naito; A. Kawachi; S.-H. Lee; M. Mori; K. Hayasaki; M. S. Yamaguchi; S. P. Owocki

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An indoorâ??outdoor building energy simulator to study urban modification effects on building energy use â?? Model description and validation  

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Difference Thermal  Modeling, Building and Environment 20 (required in building energy modeling (one year). Bouyer etenergy modeling of individual buildings and urban canopies, 

Yaghoobian, Neda; Kleissl, Jan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Development and Evaluation of a CFD Model to Simulate Thermal Performance of Phase Change Material (PCM) Based Energy Storage Systems.  

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?? Waste heat can be recovered and used in different processes to increase energy efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions. It has become an attractive area… (more)

Hassan, Hafiz Muhammad Adeel

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Analysis and Simulation of Fuel Consumption and Energy Throughput on a Parallel Diesel-Electric Hybrid Powertrain.  

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??The aim of this master thesis is to study the energy throughput and fuel consumption of a parallel diesel-electric hybrid vehicle. This has been done… (more)

Gustafsson, Johanna

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Countermeasures to Microbiofouling in Simulated Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Heat Exchangers with Surface and Deep Ocean Waters in Hawaii  

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...thermal energy from warm ocean waters. A small fraction...converted to electrical power and waste heat is rejected...water pumped from the ocean depth. Solar energy absorbed by the ocean surface provides the heat...Thermal losses, the power requirements to pump large...

Leslie Ralph Berger; Joyce A. Berger

1986-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Sandia National Laboratories: Computational Modeling & Simulation  

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Simulated Wind Data for Wave Resource Characterization at US Test Sites On September 17, 2014, in Computational Modeling & Simulation, Energy, News, News & Events, Renewable...

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simulation-engineering | netl.doe.gov  

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Simulation Engineering Sensors & Controls Simulation Engineering High Performance Materials Innovative Energy Concepts Water Management R&D University Research CCSI NRAP Program...

387

High-temperature Thermal Storage System for Solar Tower Power Plants with Open-volumetric Air Receiver Simulation and Energy Balancing of a Discretized Model  

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Abstract This paper describes the modeling of a high-temperature storage system for an existing solar tower power plant with open volumetric receiver technology, which uses air as heat transfer medium (HTF). The storage system model has been developed in the simulation environment Matlab/Simulink®. The storage type under investigation is a packed bed thermal energy storage system which has the characteristics of a regenerator. Thermal energy can be stored and discharged as required via the HTF air. The air mass flow distribution is controlled by valves, and the mass flow by two blowers. The thermal storage operation strategy has a direct and significant impact on the energetic and economic efficiency of the solar tower power plants.

Valentina Kronhardt; Spiros Alexopoulos; Martin Reißel; Johannes Sattler; Bernhard Hoffschmidt; Matthias Hänel; Till Doerbeck

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Simulations of Microchannel Plate Sensitivity to <20 keV X-rays as a Function of Energy and Incident Angle  

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We present results of Monte Carlo simulations of microchannel plate (MCP) response to x-rays in the 250 eV to 20 keV energy range as a function of both x-ray energy and impact angle. The model is based on the model presented in Rochau et al. (2006). However, while the Rochau et al. (2006) model was two-dimensional, and their results only went to 5 keV, our results have been expanded to 20 keV, and our model has been incorporated into a three-dimensional Monte Carlo MCP model that we have developed over the past several years (Kruschwitz et al. 2011). X-ray penetration through multiple MCP pore walls is increasingly important above 5 keV. The effect of x-ray penetration through multiple pores on MCP performance was studied and is presented.

Kruschwitz, Craig [NSTec; Wu, M. [SNL; Rochau, G. A. [SNL

2013-06-13T23:59:59.000Z

389

Co-simulation of innovative integrated HVAC systems in buildings  

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Canada: International Building Perfor- mance SimulationExternal coupling between building energy simulation andexternal coupling of building energy and air ow modeling

Trcka, Marija

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Simulation of household in-home and transportation energy use : an integrated behavioral model for estimating energy consumption at the neighborhood scale  

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Household in-home activities and out-of-home transportation are two major sources of urban energy consumption. In light of China's rapid urbanization and income growth, changing lifestyles and consumer patterns - evident ...

Yu, Feifei, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Energy Efficiency in the Pulp and Paper Industry: Simulation of Steam Challenge and CHP Incentives with ITEMS  

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Two programs being considered to encourage energy efficiency in industry, as possible ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, are 1) "Steam Challenge," designed to improve steam use in industrial plants, and 2) incentives to encourage greater...

Roop, J. M.

392

Estimation of baroclinic tide energy available for deep ocean mixing based on three-dimensional global numerical simulations  

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The global distributions of the major semidiurnal (M2 and S2) and diurnal (K1 and O1) baroclinic tide energy are investigated using a hydrostatic sigma-coordinate ... /5° shows that generation of energetic barocl...

Yoshihiro Niwa; Toshiyuki Hibiya

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

OESYS : a simulation tool for non-conventional energy applications analysis : theoretical and operational description with user documentation  

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A method is developed for assessing both the operational and economic performance of variable mixes of energy conversion technologies within their specific service environments. This method is incorporated into OESYS ...

Dinwoodie, Thomas L.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

Simulations of the Energy Performance of a Solar Photovoltaic Residence and Hybrid Electric Automobile in Fresno, California  

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JSR Associates has designed an integrated system incorporating a solar photovoltaic residence and hybrid electric auto that (1) collects, converts, stores, and distributes incident solar energy on the residenc...

J. S. Reuyl; R. D. Schutt

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Sustainability analysis of complex dynamic systems using embodied energy flows: The eco-bond graphs modeling and simulation framework  

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Abstract This article presents a general methodology for modeling complex dynamic systems focusing on sustainability properties that emerge from tracking energy flows. We adopt the embodied energy (emergy) concept that traces all energy transformations required for running a process. Thus, energy at any process within a system is studied in terms of all the energy previously invested to support it (up to the primary sources) and therefore sustainability can be analyzed structurally. These ideas were implemented in the bond graph framework, a modeling paradigm where physical variables are explicitly checked for adherence to energy conservation principles. The results are a novel Ecological Bond Graphs (EcoBG) modeling paradigm and the new EcoBondLib library, a set of practical ready-to-use graphical models based on EcoBG principles and developed under the Modelica model encoding standard. EcoBG represents general systems in a three-faceted fashion, describing dynamics at their mass, energy, and emergy facets. EcoBG offers a scalable graphical formalism for the description of emergy dynamic equations, resolving some mathematical difficulties inherited from the original formulation of the equations. The core elements of EcoBG offer a soundly organized mathematical skeleton upon which new custom variables and indexes can be built to extend the modeling power. This can be done safely, without compromising the correctness of the core energy balance calculations. As an example we show how to implement a custom sustainability index at local submodels, for detecting unsustainable phases that are not automatically discovered when using the emergy technique alone. The fact that we implemented EcoBondLib relying on the Modelica technology opens up powerful possibilities for studying sustainability of systems with interactions between natural and industrial processes. Modelica counts on a vast and reusable knowledge base of industrial-strength models and tools in engineering applications, developed by the Modelica community throughout decades.

Rodrigo D. Castro; François E. Cellier; Andreas Fischlin

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

Time-specific measurements of energy deposition from radiation fields in simulated sub-micron tissue volumes  

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A tissue-equivalent spherical proportional counter is used with a modified amplifier system to measure specific energy deposited from a uniform radiation field for short periods of time ({approximately}1 {micro}s to seconds) in order to extrapolate to dose in sub-micron tissue volumes. The energy deposited during these time intervals is compared to biological repair processes occurring within the same intervals after the initial energy deposition. The signal is integrated over a variable collection time which is adjusted with a square-wave pulse. Charge from particle passages is collected on the anode during the period in which the integrator is triggered, and the signal decays quickly to zero after the integrator feedback switch resets; the process repeats for every triggering pulse. Measurements of energy deposited from x rays, {sup 137}Cs gamma rays, and electrons from a {sup 90}Sr/{sup 90}Y source for various time intervals are taken. Spectral characteristics as a function of charge collection time are observed and frequency plots of specific energy and collection time-interval are presented. In addition, a threshold energy flux is selected for each radiation type at which the formation of radicals (based on current measurements) in mammalian cells equals the rate at which radicals are repaired.

Famiano, M.A.

1997-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

397

Sandia National Laboratories: Energy  

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Wave Energy Resource Characterization at US Test Sites On September 16, 2014, in Computational Modeling & Simulation, Energy, News, News & Events, Renewable Energy, Systems...

398

Building Energy Modeling  

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Building energy simulation—physics-based calculation of building energy consumption—is a multi-use tool for building energy efficiency.

399

Conversion electrons used to monitor the energy scale of electron spectrometer near tritium endpoint - a simulation study  

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Measurements of the endpoint region of the tritium beta-decay spectrum provides good possibility to determine neutrino mass. This, however, needs a perfect monitoring of the spectrometer energy scale. A parallel measurement of electron line of known energy - in particular the 83mKr conversion K-line - may serve well to this purpose. The 83Rb decaying to 83mKr seems to be a very suitable radioactive source due to its halflife of 86.2 day. In this work, we determine the amount of 83Rb which is necessary for a successful monitoring.

M. Rysavy

2006-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy and cost analysis of a solar-hydrogen combined heat and power system for remote power supply using a computer simulation  

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A simulation program, based on Visual Pascal, for sizing and techno-economic analysis of the performance of solar-hydrogen combined heat and power systems for remote applications is described. The accuracy of the submodels is checked by comparing the real performances of the system's components obtained from experimental measurements with model outputs. The use of the heat generated by the PEM fuel cell, and any unused excess hydrogen, is investigated for hot water production or space heating while the solar-hydrogen system is supplying electricity. A 5 kWh daily demand profile and the solar radiation profile of Melbourne have been used in a case study to investigate the typical techno-economic characteristics of the system to supply a remote household. The simulation shows that by harnessing both thermal load and excess hydrogen it is possible to increase the average yearly energy efficiency of the fuel cell in the solar-hydrogen system from just below 40% up to about 80% in both heat and power generation (based on the high heating value of hydrogen). The fuel cell in the system is conventionally sized to meet the peak of the demand profile. However, an economic optimisation analysis illustrates that installing a larger fuel cell could lead to up to a 15% reduction in the unit cost of the electricity to an average of just below 90 c/kWh over the assessment period of 30 years. Further, for an economically optimal size of the fuel cell, nearly a half the yearly energy demand for hot water of the remote household could be supplied by heat recovery from the fuel cell and utilising unused hydrogen in the exit stream. Such a system could then complement a conventional solar water heating system by providing the boosting energy (usually in the order of 40% of the total) normally obtained from gas or electricity. (author)

Shabani, Bahman; Andrews, John; Watkins, Simon [School of Aerospace Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, RMIT University, Melbourne (Australia)

2010-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy  

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Energy ... “Scientific Challenges in Sustainable Energy Technology,” by Nathan S. Lewis of the California Institute of Technology, summarizes data on energy resources and analyses the implications for human society. ... ConfChem Conference on Educating the Next Generation: Green and Sustainable Chemistry—Solar Energy: A Chemistry Course on Sustainability for General Science Education and Quantitative Reasoning ...

John W. Moore

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamic model based on experimental investigations of a wood pellet steam engine micro CHP for building energy simulation  

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Abstract A wood pellet micro combined heat and power device (?CHP) has been tested in order to characterize its performances in steady and transient states. A dynamic model based on these experimental investigations has been developed in order to predict its energy performances and its pollutant emissions. The model is designed with a few parameters experimentally accessible. This model has been implemented in TRNSYS numerical environment. This work focuses on the experimental investigations and on the model description. The modelling approach is based on a physical part (an energy balance on the entire device and a combustion model), and on an empirical part (correlations for the fuel power input and for the thermal and electrical outputs). The model characterizes the ?CHP behaviour for different part load ratios (PLR) (power modulation). The dynamic phases with start-up and cooling phases are also taken into account.

Jean-Baptiste Bouvenot; Benjamin Latour; Monica Siroux; Bernard Flament; Pascal Stabat; Dominique Marchio

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

Modeling, control and electromagnetic transient simulation of the doubly fed induction generator-based wind energy generation system  

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This paper presents the dynamic modeling and the stator-voltage-aligned control (SVAC) strategies of the doubly fed induction generator (DFIG)-based wind energy generation system (WEGS). The state-space dynamic model of the DFIG is derived in the synchronous ... Keywords: EMTP-ATP, double-fed induction generators, engineering education, internal model control, maximum power-point tracking algorithm, stator-voltage-aligned control, wind power generation

Yang Han, Pan Shen

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

Simulations of the LHC high luminosity monitors at beam energies from 3.5 TeV to 7.0 TeV  

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We have constructed two pairs of fast ionization chambers (BRAN) for measurement and optimization of luminosity at IR1 and IR5 of the LHC. These devices are capable of monitoring the performance of the LHC at low luminosity 10{sup 28} cm{sup -2}s{sup -1} during beam commissioning all the way up to the expected full luminosity of 10{sup 34} cm{sup -2}s{sup -1} at 7.0 TeV. The ionization chambers measure the intensity of hadronic/electromagnetic showers produced by the forward neutral particles of LHC collisions. To predict and improve the understanding of the BRAN performance, we created a detailed FLUKA model of the detector and its surroundings. In this paper, we describe the model and the results of our simulations including the detector's estimated response to pp collisions at beam energies of 3.5, 5.0, and 7.0 TeV per beam. In addition, these simulations show the sensitivity of the BRAN to the crossing angle of the two LHC beams. It is shown that the BRAN sensitivity to the crossing angle is proportional to the measurement of crossing angle by the LHC beam position monitors.

Matis, H.S.; Miyamoto, R.; Humphreys, P.; Ratti, A.; Turner, W.C.; Stiller, J.

2011-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

405

Syngas production in a novel methane dry reformer by utilizing of tri-reforming process for energy supplying: Modeling and simulation  

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Abstract In this study, tri-reforming process has been utilized as an energy source for driving highly endothermic process of methane dry reforming process in a multi-tubular recuperative thermally coupled reactor (TCTDR). 184 two-concentric-tubes have been proposed for this configuration. Outer tube sides of the two-concentric-tubes have been considered for the tri-reforming reactions while dry reforming process takes place in inner tube sides. Simulation results of co-current mode have been compared with corresponding predictions of thermally coupled tri- and steam reformer (TCTSR); in which the tri-reforming process has been coupled with steam reforming of methane in same conditions. A mathematical heterogeneous model has been applied to simulate both dry and tri-reforming sides of the TCTDR. Results showed that methane conversion at the output of dry and tri-reforming sides reached to 63% and 93%, respectively. Also, molar flow rate of syngas at the output of DR side of TCTDR reached to 7464 kmol h?1 in comparison to 3912 kmol h?1 for SR side of TCTSR.

Mehdi Farniaei; Mohsen Abbasi; Hamid Rahnama; Mohammad Reza Rahimpour; Alireza Shariati

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation Waste Integrated Performance and Safety Codes (NEAMS Waste IPSC) verification and validation plan. version 1.  

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The objective of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation Waste Integrated Performance and Safety Codes (NEAMS Waste IPSC) is to provide an integrated suite of computational modeling and simulation (M&S) capabilities to quantitatively assess the long-term performance of waste forms in the engineered and geologic environments of a radioactive-waste storage facility or disposal repository. To meet this objective, NEAMS Waste IPSC M&S capabilities will be applied to challenging spatial domains, temporal domains, multiphysics couplings, and multiscale couplings. A strategic verification and validation (V&V) goal is to establish evidence-based metrics for the level of confidence in M&S codes and capabilities. Because it is economically impractical to apply the maximum V&V rigor to each and every M&S capability, M&S capabilities will be ranked for their impact on the performance assessments of various components of the repository systems. Those M&S capabilities with greater impact will require a greater level of confidence and a correspondingly greater investment in V&V. This report includes five major components: (1) a background summary of the NEAMS Waste IPSC to emphasize M&S challenges; (2) the conceptual foundation for verification, validation, and confidence assessment of NEAMS Waste IPSC M&S capabilities; (3) specifications for the planned verification, validation, and confidence-assessment practices; (4) specifications for the planned evidence information management system; and (5) a path forward for the incremental implementation of this V&V plan.

Bartlett, Roscoe Ainsworth; Arguello, Jose Guadalupe, Jr.; Urbina, Angel; Bouchard, Julie F.; Edwards, Harold Carter; Freeze, Geoffrey A.; Knupp, Patrick Michael; Wang, Yifeng; Schultz, Peter Andrew; Howard, Robert (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN); McCornack, Marjorie Turner

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Simulated Real-World Energy Impacts of a Thermally Sensitive Powertrain Considering Viscous Losses and Enrichment (Presentation)  

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It is widely understood that cold-temperature engine operation negatively impacts vehicle fuel use due to a combination of increased friction (high-viscosity engine oil) and temporary enrichment (accelerated catalyst heating). However, relatively little effort has been dedicated to thoroughly quantifying these impacts across a large number of driving cycles and ambient conditions. This work leverages high-quality dynamometer data collected at various ambient conditions to develop a modeling framework for quantifying engine cold-start fuel penalties over a wide array of real-world usage profiles. Additionally, mitigation strategies including energy retention and exhaust heat recovery are explored with benefits quantified for each approach.

Wood, E.; Gonder, J.; Lopp, S.; Jehlik, F.

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Energy News | Department of Energy  

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to congressional appropriations, for the Consortium for the Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors (CASL), an Energy Innovation Hub established in 2010 to develop...

409

December 2003 SIMULATION NEWS EUROPE  

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Simulating High Energy Ball Mills using Discrete Events ­ page 3 Transport Logistics Study Discrete Event, CP, C10, C11, C15 11 Comparison Solutions Comparisons of Modelling and Simulation Techniques Europe, comparisons on simulation techniques Editor-in-Chief: Felix Breitenecker, TU Vienna - ARGESIM, c

Kuzmanov, Georgi

410

Energy  

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Federal, State, local, and foreign governments, EIA survey respondents, and the media. For further information, and for answers to questions on energy statistics, please...

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Energy  

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Numerical Simulation of Single- and Dual-media Thermocline Tanks for Energy Storage in Concentrating Solar Power Plants  

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Abstract A single molten-salt thermocline tank is a low-cost alternative to conventional multiple-tank systems for concentrating solar power thermal energy storage. Thermocline tanks are typically composed of molten salt and a filler material that provides sensible heat capacity at reduced cost; such tanks are referred to as a dual-media thermocline (DMT). However, inclusion of quartzite rock filler introduces the potential for mechanical ratcheting of the tank wall during thermal cycling. To avoid this potential thermomechanical mode of failure, the tank can be operated solely with molten salt, as a single-medium thermocline (SMT) tank. In the absence of a filler material to suppress formation of tank-scale convection eddies, the SMT tank may exhibit undesirable internal fluid flows in the tank cross-section. The performance of DMT and SMT tanks is compared under cyclic operation, assuming adiabatic external wall boundary conditions. A computational fluid dynamics model is used to solve for the spatial temperature and velocity distributions within the tank. For the DMT tank, a two-temperature model is used to account for the non-thermal equilibrium between the molten salt and the filler material, and Forchheimer's extension of Darcy's Law is added to the porous-medium formulation of the laminar momentum equation. The governing equations are solved numerically using a finite volume approach. For adiabatic external boundaries, the SMT tank yields a percentage point increase in the first and second law efficiencies relative to the DMT tank. Future work is needed to compare the thermocline tank designs with respect to capital cost and storage performance under non-adiabatic wall boundaries.

C. Mira-Hernández; S.M. Flueckiger; S.V. Garimella

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Modeling & Simulation publications  

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Modeling & Simulation » Modeling & Simulation » Modeling & Simulation Publications Modeling & Simulation publications Research into alternative forms of energy, especially energy security, is one of the major national security imperatives of this century. Get Expertise David Harradine Physical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy Email Josh Smith Chemistry Email The inherent knowledge of transformation has beguiled sorcerers and scientists alike. D.A. Horner, F. Lambert, J.D. Kress, and L.A. Collins, "Transport properties of lithium hydride from quantum molecular dynamics and orbital-free molecular dynamics," Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics 80(2) (2009). J.D. Kress, D.A. Horner, and L.A. Collins, "Mixing rules for optical and transport properties of warm, dense matter," AIP Conference Proceedings 1195, 931-934 (2009).

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Sandia National Laboratories: Renewable Energy  

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2014, in Computational Modeling & Simulation, Energy, News, News & Events, Partnership, Renewable Energy, Wind Energy The DOE and Sandia are working toward a better integration...

415

Measured Performance and Analysis of Ground Source Heat Pumps for Space Conditioning and for Water Heating in a Low-Energy Test House Operated under Simulated Occupancy Conditions  

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In this paper we present measured performance and efficiency metrics of Ground Source Heat Pumps (GSHPs) for space conditioning and for water heating connected to a horizontal ground heat exchanger (GHX) loop. The units were installed in a 345m2 (3700ft2) high-efficiency test house built with structural insulated panels (SIPs), operated under simulated occupancy conditions, and located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee (USA) in US Climate Zone 4 . The paper describes distinctive features of the building envelope, ground loop, and equipment, and provides detailed monthly performance of the GSHP system. Space conditioning needs of the house were completely satisfied by a nominal 2-ton (7.0 kW) water-to-air GSHP (WA-GSHP) unit with almost no auxiliary heat usage. Recommendations for further improvement through engineering design changes are identified. The comprehensive set of data and analyses demonstrate the feasibility and practicality of GSHPs in residential applications and their potential to help achieve source energy and greenhouse gas emission reduction targets set under the IECC 2012 Standard.

Ally, Moonis Raza [ORNL] [ORNL; Munk, Jeffrey D [ORNL] [ORNL; Baxter, Van D [ORNL] [ORNL; Gehl, Anthony C [ORNL] [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Advanced Simulation Capability for  

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Simulation Capability for Simulation Capability for Environmental Management (ASCEM) ASCEM is being developed to provide a tool and approach to facilitate robust and standardized development of perfor- mance and risk assessments for cleanup and closure activi- ties throughout the EM complex. The ASCEM team is composed of scientists from eight National Laboratories. This team is leveraging Department of Energy (DOE) investments in basic science and applied research including high performance computing codes developed through the Advanced Scientific Computing Research and Advanced Simulation & Computing pro- grams as well as collaborating with the Offices of Science, Fossil Energy, and Nuclear Energy. Challenge Current groundwater and soil remediation challenges that will continue to be addressed in the next decade include

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Energy  

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418

International symposium on fuel rod simulators: development and application  

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Separate abstracts are included for each of the papers presented concerning fuel rod simulator operation and performance; simulator design and evaluation; clad heated fuel rod simulators and fuel rod simulators for cladding investigations; fuel rod simulator components and inspection; and simulator analytical modeling. Ten papers have previously been input to the Energy Data Base.

McCulloch, R.W. (comp.)

1981-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Thermal reconstruction of a crime scene using calibrated simulation  

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This study utilized energy simulation in support of a forensic pathology time of death analysis for a corpse discovered in a single family residence two years prior to the study. In order to produce an accurate estimate of the interior temperature profile ... Keywords: energy model accuracy, energy model calibration, free floating energy simulation, legal application of thermal simulation

Nathan Brown; M. Susan Ubbelohde; George Loisos; Santosh Philip; Ibone Santiago

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Distributed Simulation and Simulation Practice  

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The possibilities of distributed simulation have been discussed for well over a decade, yet there is only limited evidence of its implementation, particularly within industry. The reasons for this are discussed by identifying the potential applications ... Keywords: Distributed simulation, complexity, innovation, simulation practice

Stewart Robinson

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: House Simulation Protocols Report  

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House Simulation House Simulation Protocols Report to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: House Simulation Protocols Report on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: House Simulation Protocols Report on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: House Simulation Protocols Report on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: House Simulation Protocols Report on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: House Simulation Protocols Report on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: House Simulation Protocols Report on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Research Innovations Research Tools Building Science Education Climate-Specific Guidance Solution Center

422

Visualizing Gyrokinetic Simulations  

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The continuing advancement of plasma science is central to realizing fusion as an inexpensive and safe energy source. Gryokinetic simulations of plasmas are fundamental to the understanding of turbulent transport in fusion plasma. This paper discusses ... Keywords: graphics hardware, non-rectilinear mesh, plasma physics, scientific visualization, texture methods, volume visualization

David Crawford; Kwan-Liu Ma; Min-Yu Huang; Scott Klasky; Stephane Ethier

2004-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Nuclear Energy  

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Andrew Godfrey describes CASL -- the Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors--a multi-institutional effort led by the Department of Energy that's using high-performance

Godfrey, Anderw

2014-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

424

Incorporating LCA tools in integrated simulation environments  

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and Meil, J. K. , "ATHENA™: An LCA Decision Support Tool -in the Proceedings. INCORPORATING LCA TOOLS IN INTEGRATEDof Energy. INCORPORATING LCA TOOLS IN INTEGRATED SIMULATION

Pal, Vineeta; Papamichael, Konstantinos; Bourassa, Norman; Loffeld, John J.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Sandia National Laboratories: Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulations...  

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Canal, Yakima Washington Sandia Publishes Five Reports on the Environmental Effects of Wave-Energy Converters Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulations Provide Insight for Rotor...

426

Calculation of the Cherenkov light yield from low energetic secondary particles accompanying high-energy muons in ice and water with Geant4 simulations  

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In this work we investigate and parameterize the amount and angular distribution of Cherenkov photons, which are generated by low-energy secondary particles (typically ? 500  MeV), which accompany a muon track in water or ice. These secondary particles originate from small energy loss processes. We investigate the contributions of the different energy loss processes as a function of the muon energy and the maximum transferred energy. For the calculation of the angular distribution we have developed a generic transformation method, which allows us to derive the angular distribution of Cherenkov photons for an arbitrary distribution of track directions and their velocities.

Leif Rädel; Christopher Wiebusch

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Building Energy Modeling Projects | Department of Energy  

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Scalable Support and Training Services Platform Center-Led Projects CERC: Human Behavior, Standards and Tools to Improve Design & Operation CBERD: Building Energy Simulation &...

428

About Building Energy Modeling | Department of Energy  

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mechanical systems, and dynamic building control for energy optimization or demand response. The design use cases can exploit prescriptive guidelines rather than simulation....

429

Information Resources | Department of Energy  

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to enter their own input values to estimate energy and cost savings for energy-efficient products. EnergyPlus: The EnergyPlus Simulation Program helps building designers and...

430

Sandia National Laboratories: Marine Energy Technology Symposium  

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Marine Energy Technology Symposium Wave Energy Resource Characterization at US Test Sites On September 16, 2014, in Computational Modeling & Simulation, Energy, News, News &...

431

Sandia National Laboratories: wave energy converter  

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wave energy converter Sandia Funded to Model Power Pods for Utility-Scale Wave-Energy Converter On September 16, 2014, in Computational Modeling & Simulation, Energy, News, News &...

432

Reduced-order residential home modeling for model predictive control  

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Abstract Building simulation software packages such as EnergyPlus are useful energy modeling tools. These software packages, however, are often not amenable to model-based control due to model complexity or difficulties connecting control algorithms with the software. We present a method for automatically generating input/output data from an EnergyPlus residential home model using the OpenStudio software suite. These input/output data are used to create a simple reduced-order model that can be evaluated in fractions of a second. The reduced-order model is implemented in a model predictive controller to minimize the home's electricity costs during summer months in Austin, Texas, USA. The controller optimally precools the home in the morning and turns down or off the air conditioning system in the afternoon. For this example, electricity prices were taken from actual market prices in the Austin area. The optimal precooling strategy given by the model predictive controller reduces peak energy consumption from the air conditioning unit by an average of 70% and reduces operating costs by 60%. Precooling, however, consumes more total energy versus not precooling. Reducing peak energy consumption by 1 kWh results, on average, in an increase of 0.63 kWh in overall energy consumption.

Wesley J. Cole; Kody M. Powell; Elaine T. Hale; Thomas F. Edgar

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

Solar Energy Control System Design.  

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?? This thesis covers design, simulation and implementation of a solar energy control system for an on grid energy storage device. The design covers several… (more)

Yang, Sun

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

NREL: Energy Analysis - Ella Zhou  

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expertise Power system modeling Integrating water and cooling system, energy storage, and demand response into grid simulation and optimization models International energy policy...

435

Past Projects | Department of Energy  

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provide complete descriptions for whole building energy analysis using EnergyPlus simulation software. These modules offer a consistent baseline of comparison and improve...

436

Sandia National Laboratories: Renewable Energy  

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2014, in Computational Modeling & Simulation, Energy, News, News & Events, Partnership, Renewable Energy, Water Power Uncertainty exists regarding the effects on local water...

437

Quantum simulation I. M. Georgescu  

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, and therefore, would be easier to construct. A number of quantum systems such as neutral atoms, ions, polar, Saitama, 351-0198, Japan and Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute, Doha, Qatar Franco Nori CEMS, high-energy physics, atomic physics, quantum chemistry, and cosmology. Quantum simulation could

Nori, Franco

438

Development of an Improved Permeability Modification Simulator  

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This report describes the development of an improved permeability modification simulator performed jointly by BDM Petroleum Technologies and Schlumberger Dowell under a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) with the US Department of Energy. The improved simulator was developed by modifying NIPER's PC-GEL permeability modification simulator to include a radial model, a thermal energy equation, a wellbore simulator, and a fully implicit time-stepping option. The temperature-dependent gelation kinetics of a delayed gel system (DGS) is also included in the simulator.

Gao, H.W.; Elphnick, J.

1999-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

439

Discrete Optimization A simulated annealing approach  

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for the constrained and the unconstrained circular cutting problem based upon simulated annealing. We define an energyDiscrete Optimization A simulated annealing approach for the circular cutting problem Mhand Hifi corner of the initial rectangle. Such values of the energy correspond to configurations where pieces

Zissimopoulos, Vassilis

440

SATCOM constellation power simulation  

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Three basic variables directly impact the power and energy generated by the SATCOM satellite constellation and its individual Space Vehicles (SVs). They are (1) telecommunications traffic patterns, (2) network resource management controllables, and (3) system hardware and software performance. This power simulation has verified the robustness of the telecommunications architecture. It has validated the onboard resource allocation process from an SV and network level power and energy perspective. The analyses have led to development of operational procedures that prevent SV node outages, and maximize network telecommunication traffic capacity. The program objective is to optimize overall system operation, availability and quality of service. Achieving this goal requires a thorough understanding of the Electrical Power Subsystem and its interfaces. The EPS simulation model analyzes network level performance by evaluating requirement compliance in the expected operating environments. Specifically, the simulation tool evaluates different design approaches and network operational strategies from a power and energy perspective. As a result, optimal load management solutions will be implemented both on-board the SV and via ground station directed resource allocation strategies.

Capulli, J.; Badke, B.; Davis, G. [Motorola, Chandler, AZ (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Use of Calibrated Simulation for the Evaluation of Residential Energy Conservation Options of Two Habitat for Humanity Houses in Houston, Texas  

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in Houston, Texas were measured using side- by-side measurements of identical houses and calibrated simulation. The measures include shell tightening, improved A/C efficiency, modifications to the DHW heater, and solar screens. To perform the analysis... conditions, Merences in the life styles of the two houses, and omissions in the construction of the houses (Bou-Saada, et al. 1998). This paper discusses the instrumentation installed in the houses and the efforts that were undertaken to calibrate the DOE...

Soebarto, V.; Reddy, A.; Bou-Saada, T. E.; Haberl, J. S.

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Neutron flux and energy characterization of a plutonium-beryllium isotopic neutron source by Monte Carlo simulation with verification by neutron activation analysis.  

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??The purpose of this research was to characterize the neutron energy distribution and flux emitted from the UNLV plutonium-beryllium source, serial number MRC-N-W PuBe 453.… (more)

Harvey, Zachary R

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Energy Modeling Community Resources  

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Performers:-- National Renewable Energy Lab – Golden, CO-- International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA)-USA – San Francisco, CA-- Rocky Mountain Institute – Boulder, CO-- Big Ladder Software – Denver, CO

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Calculating the binding free energies of charged species based on explicit-solvent simulations employing lattice-sum methods: An accurate correction scheme for electrostatic finite-size effects  

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The calculation of a protein-ligand binding free energy based on molecular dynamics (MD) simulations generally relies on a thermodynamic cycle in which the ligand is alchemically inserted into the system, both in the solvated protein and free in solution. The corresponding ligand-insertion free energies are typically calculated in nanoscale computational boxes simulated under periodic boundary conditions and considering electrostatic interactions defined by a periodic lattice-sum. This is distinct from the ideal bulk situation of a system of macroscopic size simulated under non-periodic boundary conditions with Coulombic electrostatic interactions. This discrepancy results in finite-size effects, which affect primarily the charging component of the insertion free energy, are dependent on the box size, and can be large when the ligand bears a net charge, especially if the protein is charged as well. This article investigates finite-size effects on calculated charging free energies using as a test case the binding of the ligand 2-amino-5-methylthiazole (net charge +1 e) to a mutant form of yeast cytochrome c peroxidase in water. Considering different charge isoforms of the protein (net charges ?5, 0, +3, or +9 e), either in the absence or the presence of neutralizing counter-ions, and sizes of the cubic computational box (edges ranging from 7.42 to 11.02 nm), the potentially large magnitude of finite-size effects on the raw charging free energies (up to 17.1 kJ?mol{sup ?1}) is demonstrated. Two correction schemes are then proposed to eliminate these effects, a numerical and an analytical one. Both schemes are based on a continuum-electrostatics analysis and require performing Poisson-Boltzmann (PB) calculations on the protein-ligand system. While the numerical scheme requires PB calculations under both non-periodic and periodic boundary conditions, the latter at the box size considered in the MD simulations, the analytical scheme only requires three non-periodic PB calculations for a given system, its dependence on the box size being analytical. The latter scheme also provides insight into the physical origin of the finite-size effects. These two schemes also encompass a correction for discrete solvent effects that persists even in the limit of infinite box sizes. Application of either scheme essentially eliminates the size dependence of the corrected charging free energies (maximal deviation of 1.5 kJ?mol{sup ?1}). Because it is simple to apply, the analytical correction scheme offers a general solution to the problem of finite-size effects in free-energy calculations involving charged solutes, as encountered in calculations concerning, e.g., protein-ligand binding, biomolecular association, residue mutation, pK{sub a} and redox potential estimation, substrate transformation, solvation, and solvent-solvent partitioning.

Rocklin, Gabriel J. [Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of California San Francisco, 1700 4th St., San Francisco, California 94143-2550, USA and Biophysics Graduate Program, University of California San Francisco, 1700 4th St., San Francisco, California 94143-2550 (United States)] [Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of California San Francisco, 1700 4th St., San Francisco, California 94143-2550, USA and Biophysics Graduate Program, University of California San Francisco, 1700 4th St., San Francisco, California 94143-2550 (United States); Mobley, David L. [Departments of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Chemistry, University of California Irvine, 147 Bison Modular, Building 515, Irvine, California 92697-0001, USA and Department of Chemistry, University of New Orleans, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans, Louisiana 70148 (United States)] [Departments of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Chemistry, University of California Irvine, 147 Bison Modular, Building 515, Irvine, California 92697-0001, USA and Department of Chemistry, University of New Orleans, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans, Louisiana 70148 (United States); Dill, Ken A. [Laufer Center for Physical and Quantitative Biology, 5252 Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York 11794-0001 (United States)] [Laufer Center for Physical and Quantitative Biology, 5252 Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York 11794-0001 (United States); Hünenberger, Philippe H., E-mail: phil@igc.phys.chem.ethz.ch [Laboratory of Physical Chemistry, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH, 8093 Zürich (Switzerland)

2013-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

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A survey of Existing V&V, UQ and M&S Data and Knowledge Bases in Support of the Nuclear Energy - Knowledge base for Advanced Modeling and Simulation (NE-KAMS)  

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The Nuclear Energy - Knowledge base for Advanced Modeling and Simulation (NE-KAMS) is being developed at the Idaho National Laboratory in conjunction with Bettis Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, Argonne National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Utah State University and others. The objective of this consortium is to establish a comprehensive knowledge base to provide Verification and Validation (V&V) and Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) and other resources for advanced modeling and simulation (M&S) in nuclear reactor design and analysis. NE-KAMS will become a valuable resource for the nuclear industry, the national laboratories, the U.S. NRC and the public to help ensure the safe operation of existing and future nuclear reactors. A survey and evaluation of the state-of-the-art of existing V&V and M&S databases, including the Department of Energy and commercial databases, has been performed to ensure that the NE-KAMS effort will not be duplicating existing resources and capabilities and to assess the scope of the effort required to develop and implement NE-KAMS. The survey and evaluation have indeed highlighted the unique set of value-added functionality and services that NE-KAMS will provide to its users. Additionally, the survey has helped develop a better understanding of the architecture and functionality of these data and knowledge bases that can be used to leverage the development of NE-KAMS.

Hyung Lee; Rich Johnson, Ph.D.; Kimberlyn C. Moussesau

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulating Afterburn with LLNL Hydrocodes  

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Presented here is a working methodology for adapting a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) developed hydrocode, ALE3D, to simulate weapon damage effects when afterburn is a consideration in the blast propagation. Experiments have shown that afterburn is of great consequence in enclosed environments (i.e. bomb in tunnel scenario, penetrating conventional munition in a bunker, or satchel charge placed in a deep underground facility). This empirical energy deposition methodology simulates the anticipated addition of kinetic energy that has been demonstrated by experiment (Kuhl, et. al. 1998), without explicitly solving the chemistry, or resolving the mesh to capture small-scale vorticity. This effort is intended to complement the existing capability of either coupling ALE3D blast simulations with DYNA3D or performing fully coupled ALE3D simulations to predict building or component failure, for applications in National Security offensive strike planning as well as Homeland Defense infrastructure protection.

Daily, L D

2004-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

447

Energy Consumption Analysis and Energy Conservation Evaluation of a Commercial Building in Shanghai  

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The paper presents a model of a commercial building in Shanghai with energy simulation software, and after calibration, the energy consumption of this building is calculated. On the basis of the simulation and calculation, a series of energy saving...

Chen, C.; Pan, Y.; Huang, Z.; Wu, G.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Building Energy Software Tools Directory: EnergyPlus  

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EnergyPlus EnergyPlus EnergyPlus Logo Next generation building energy simulation program that builds on the most popular features and capabilities of BLAST and DOE-2. EnergyPlus includes innovative simulation capabilities including time steps of less than an hour, modular systems simulation modules that are integrated with a heat balance-based zone simulation, and input and output data structures tailored to facilitate third party interface development. Recent additions include multizone airflow, electric power simulation including fuel cells and other distributed energy systems, and water manager that controls and report water use throughout the building systems, rainfall, groundwater, and zone water use. Keywords energy simulation, load calculation, building performance, simulation,

449

Energy, Environmental & Economic Systems Analysis  

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Market Simulations Opportunity Decision and Information Sciences Division Center for Energy of the Energy and Power Evaluation Program (ENPEP) to develop long- term energy market projections and to assess energy across all consuming sectors. The ENPEP-BALANCE market simulation approach is based on the concept

450

E-Print Network 3.0 - arms shooting simulator Sample Search Results  

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Products Development Center Collection: Renewable Energy 3 Forward simulation in Matlab Multiple shooting Summary: Forward simulation in Matlab Multiple shooting Hybrid...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - advanced computer simulations Sample Search...  

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computer simulation of biomolecular systems Wilfred F. van Gunsteren... computing power. Recent advances in simulation methodology e.g. to rapidly compute many free energies...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - advanced computational simulation Sample...  

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computer simulation of biomolecular systems Wilfred F. van Gunsteren... computing power. Recent advances in simulation methodology e.g. to rapidly compute many free energies...

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Modelling, Simulation, Control and Optimisation of Nonsmooth Systems http://www.inrialpes.fr/bipop/  

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Neural networks Modelling and simulation bipeds Optimization of energy production Masonry structuresBIPOP Modelling, Simulation, Control and Optimisation of Nonsmooth Systems Web Site http

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CFD simulation of neutral ABL flows Xiaodong Zhang  

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Title: CFD simulation of neutral ABL flows Division: Aero-elastic Design ­ Wind Energy Division Risø flow field over different terrains employing Fluent 6.3 software. How accurate the simulation could.5 Comparison and conclusion 22 3.6 Closure 24 4 CFD Simulation of the Askervein Hill 24 4.1 Simulation

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Building Performance Simulation  

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Y (2008). DeST—An integrated building simulation toolkit,Part ? : Fundamentals. Building Simulation, 1: 95 ? 110.Y (2008). DeST—An integrated building simulation toolkit,

Hong, Tianzhen

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Plasma Simulation Program  

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Many others in the fusion energy and advanced scientific computing communities participated in the development of this plan. The core planning team is grateful for their important contributions. This summary is meant as a quick overview the Fusion Simulation Program's (FSP's) purpose and intentions. There are several additional documents referenced within this one and all are supplemental or flow down from this Program Plan. The overall science goal of the DOE Office of Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) Fusion Simulation Program (FSP) is to develop predictive simulation capability for magnetically confined fusion plasmas at an unprecedented level of integration and fidelity. This will directly support and enable effective U.S. participation in International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) research and the overall mission of delivering practical fusion energy. The FSP will address a rich set of scientific issues together with experimental programs, producing validated integrated physics results. This is very well aligned with the mission of the ITER Organization to coordinate with its members the integrated modeling and control of fusion plasmas, including benchmarking and validation activities. [1]. Initial FSP research will focus on two critical Integrated Science Application (ISA) areas: ISA1, the plasma edge; and ISA2, whole device modeling (WDM) including disruption avoidance. The first of these problems involves the narrow plasma boundary layer and its complex interactions with the plasma core and the surrounding material wall. The second requires development of a computationally tractable, but comprehensive model that describes all equilibrium and dynamic processes at a sufficient level of detail to provide useful prediction of the temporal evolution of fusion plasma experiments. The initial driver for the whole device model will be prediction and avoidance of discharge-terminating disruptions, especially at high performance, which are a critical impediment to successful operation of machines like ITER. If disruptions prove unable to be avoided, their associated dynamics and effects will be addressed in the next phase of the FSP.

Greenwald, Martin

2011-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Simulation Capability for Environmental Management (ASCEM) |  

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Advanced Simulation Capability for Environmental Management (ASCEM) Advanced Simulation Capability for Environmental Management (ASCEM) Advanced Simulation Capability for Environmental Management (ASCEM) Advanced Simulation Capability for Environmental Management (ASCEM) ASCEM is being developed to provide a tool and approach to facilitate robust and standardized development of performance and risk assessments for cleanup and closure activities throughout the EM complex. The ASCEM team is composed of scientists from eight National Laboratories. This team is leveraging Department of Energy (DOE) investments in basic science and applied research including high performance computing codes developed through the Advanced Scientific Computing Research and Advanced Simulation & Computing programs as well as collaborating with the Offices of Science,

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Simulation Research Group, LBNL, USA  

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* T. Hong () Simulation Research Group, LBNL, USA e-mail: thong@lbl.gov Building Energy Benchmarking between the United States and China: Methods and Challenges Tianzhen Hong 1,* , Le Yang 2 , Jianjun Xia 2 , Wei Feng 1 1 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA 2 Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China Abstract. Currently, buildings in the U.S. account for more than 40% of total primary energy. In China the

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Simulation of relaxation times and energy spectra of the CdTe/Hg{sub 1-x}Cd{sub x}Te/CdTe quantum well for variable valence band offset, well width, and composition x  

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The dependences of relaxation times and energy spectrum of the CdTe/Hg{sub 1-x}Cd{sub x}Te/CdTe quantum well (QW) on its parameters were simulated in the cadmium molar fraction range 0 < x < 0.16. It was found that the x increase from 0 to 0.16 changes electron wave function localization in the QW. A criterion for determining the number of interface levels of localized electrons depending on QW parameters was obtained. The effect of a sharp (by two orders of magnitude) increase in the relaxation time of localized electrons was detected at small QW widths and x close to 0.16.

Melezhik, E. O., E-mail: emelezhik@gmail.com; Gumenjuk-Sichevska, J. V.; Sizov, F. F. [National Academy of Sciences, Lashkariev Institute of Semiconductor Physics (Ukraine)

2010-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Digestion Simulations  

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Digestion Simulations Digestion Simulations Name: Lisa Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: N/A Question: My 5th grade students are beginning an experiment next week and their hypothesis involves edibility(edibleness?). Is there a way to replicate the stomach in, say, a bottle?? Are there ways to test for edibleness(?) without actually ingesting the experiment yourself? Replies: I would not recommend the idea of a bottle stomach. The stomach digests only proteins anyway with HCl [pH 1.0] which is very, very strong acid that will burn seriously if in contact with skin. The intestine is just as much responsible for digestion of lipids [bile], carbohydrates and remaining proteins using enzymes, many of these you do not want to be handling, let alone purchase. As a high school teacher, I have lab exercises dealing with digestion, but I can not recommend any of these unless you are set up with a functional science laboratory and all the safety equipment necessary.

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Gyrokinetic large eddy simulations  

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The large eddy simulation approach is adapted to the study of plasma microturbulence in a fully three-dimensional gyrokinetic system. Ion temperature gradient driven turbulence is studied with the GENE code for both a standard resolution and a reduced resolution with a model for the sub-grid scale turbulence. A simple dissipative model for representing the effect of the sub-grid scales on the resolved scales is proposed and tested. Once calibrated, the model appears to be able to reproduce most of the features of the free energy spectra for various values of the ion temperature gradient.

Morel, P.; Navarro, A. Banon; Albrecht-Marc, M.; Carati, D. [Statistical and Plasma Physics Laboratory, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Bruxelles 1050 (Belgium); Merz, F.; Goerler, T.; Jenko, F. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Plasmaphysik, Boltzmannstr. 2, D-85748 Garching (Germany)

2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Component framework for coupled integrated fusion plasma simulation  

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Successful simulation of the complex physics that affect magnetically confined fusion plasma remains an important target milestone towards the development of viable fusion energy. Major advances in the underlying physics formulations, mathematical modeling, ... Keywords: components, coupled simulation, framework, fusion

Wael R. Elwasif; David E. Bernholdt; Lee A. Berry; Donald B. Batchelor

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

Thermal simulation of batteries for improving E-powertrain performance  

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The electrical energy is stored, for example, in battery systems with voltages of between 12 V ... a simulation tool, 3D-Electrical / 3D-Thermal Co-Simulation for improving electric powertrain performance.

Dipl.-Ing. Michael Clauss; Jakob Hennig; Dr. Carolus Grünig…

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

Energy News | Department of Energy  

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28, 2010 28, 2010 Deputy Secretary Poneman Announces Team led by Oak Ridge National Lab Selected to Receive up to $122 Million for Nuclear Energy Innovation Hub WASHINGTON, D.C. - As part of a broad effort to spur innovation and achieve clean energy breakthroughs, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman today announced the selection of a team led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) for an award of up to $122 million over five years to establish and operate a new Nuclear Energy Modeling and Simulation Energy Innovation Hub. May 28, 2010 Photo Release: U.S. Energy Secretary Chu at BP Command Center in Houston Washington D.C. --- At the request of President Obama, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu has been helping oversee BP's "top kill" efforts from

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Energy Blog | Department of Energy  

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2, 2012 2, 2012 Secretary Chu stops at Oak Ridge National Lab in February 2012 for a quick, nuclear-themed visit that included a tour of the Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors (CASL) and a stop at the new Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF). | Photo courtesy of Oak Ridge National Lab Energy Innovation Hubs: Achieving Our Energy Goals with Science Energy Innovation Hubs are integrated research centers that combine basic and applied research with engineering to accelerate scientific discovery in critical energy issue areas. March 1, 2012 Secretary of Energy Steven Chu and Bill Gates, Chairman of Microsoft Corporation, hold a "fireside chat" at the 2012 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit. | Photo by Quentin Kruger. In Case You Missed It: Recap of the 2012 Energy Innovation Summit

466

An advanced fuel cell simulator  

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of Fuel Cells ...................... 4 D. Fuel Cell Power Plant ..................... 4 E. Challenges in Fuel Cell Development ............ 5 F. Previous Work ......................... 6 G. Solar Array Simulators .................... 8 H. Battery... ............................. 54 28 Under-voltage Fault ........................... 55 1 CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION The depleting fossil fuel resources and increasing pollution are leading to the research and development of alternate energy generation techniques like fuel cells...

Acharya, Prabha Ramchandra

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Energy Blog | Department of Energy  

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3, 2010 3, 2010 ARPA-E Director Dr. Arun Majumdar and MSU Project Lead Dr. Norbert Mueller test the wave disk engine. On the Road with ARPA-E I traveled to Michigan to get an up close look at several innovative transportation-related energy advancements. September 23, 2010 How Has a Ceiling Fan Affected the Way You Heat and Cool Your Home? A ceiling fan allows you to raise the thermostat setting about 4°F with no reduction in comfort. September 22, 2010 Simulating the Next Generation of Energy Technologies Computer simulations offer a huge potential for the auto industry to allow us to make modifications to engines faster and cheaper -- and come up with the most energy efficient solution. September 22, 2010 Energy Department Photo Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

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COLLABORATIVE: FUSION SIMULATION PROGRAM  

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New York University, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, participated in the ���¢��������Fusion Simulation Program (FSP) Planning Activities���¢������� [http://www.pppl.gov/fsp], with C.S. Chang as the institutional PI. FSP���¢��������s mission was to enable scientific discovery of important new plasma phenomena with associated understanding that emerges only upon integration. This requires developing a predictive integrated simulation capability for magnetically-confined fusion plasmas that are properly validated against experiments in regimes relevant for producing practical fusion energy. Specific institutional goal of the New York University was to participate in the planning of the edge integrated simulation, with emphasis on the usage of large scale HPCs, in connection with the SciDAC CPES project which the PI was leading. New York University successfully completed its mission by participating in the various planning activities, including the edge physics integration, the edge science drivers, and the mathematical verification. The activity resulted in the combined report that can be found in http://www.pppl.gov/fsp/Overview.html. Participation and presentations as part of this project are listed in a separation file.

Chang, Choong Seock

2012-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

469

Standards and Codes | Department of Energy  

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Specification for Parking Lots Lighten Energy Load Refrigerator Standards Refrigerator Standards Save Consumers Billions Tools EnergyPlus Whole Building Simulation Program...

470

HIGRAD/Windblade - Energy Innovation Portal  

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Wind Energy Wind Energy Find More Like This Return to Search HIGRADWindblade Wind Generation Modeling and Simulation Los Alamos National Laboratory Contact LANL About This...

471

Utility System Simulation: A Nonlinear Approach  

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UTILITY SYSTEM SIMULATION: A NONLINEAR APPROACH STEPHEN R. DELK, P.E. Owner The MESA Company The Woodlands, Texas ABSTRACT Computer simulation of plant utility systems allows an engineer to rapidly I) analyze operation changes, 2...) analyze design changes, and 3) optimize the steam/electric system for the lowest operating cost. MESA (Modular Energy System Analyzer) is a PC-based computer program that can be configured to accurately simulate plant utility systems. MESA uses a...

Delk, S. R.

472

Building Distributed Energy Performance Optimization for China a Regional Analysis of Building Energy Costs and CO2 Emissions  

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3 Commercial and Residential Building Site Energy Usagecommercial and residential prototype buildings discussed in the previous section is simulated in EnergyPlus (DOE, 2011). The energy usage

Feng, Wei

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

473

Wind Power System Simulation of Switch Control  

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In order to find a balance between energy efficiency and reliability of wind power generation system, this paper presents a ... switch control strategy. This paper establishes a wind power system simulation model...

Yuehua Huang; Guangxu Li; Huanhuan Li

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

Simulating quantum systems on a quantum computer  

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...A-eigenstates in the original system state. Also after each observation...1998) Simulating quantum systems on a quantum computer 321 system will be in an eigenstate of...the energy eigenstates. An analysis shows that the relative accuracy...

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

475

Transportation Analysis, Modeling, and Simulation (TAMS) Application  

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Transportation Analysis, Modeling, and Simulation (TAMS) Application Center for Transportation Passenger Flows Supply Chain Efficiency Transportation: Energy Environment Safety Security Vehicle Technologies T he Center for Transportation Analysis (CTA) TAMS application is a web-based tool that supports

476

Sandia National Laboratories: Computational Modeling & Simulation  

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Sandia and Partners Complete Phase I of a Vertical-Axis Deep-Water Offshore Turbine Study On December 3, 2014, in Computational Modeling & Simulation, Energy, News, News & Events,...

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Computer simulations suggest a new strategy to design enhanced enzymes for biofuels production.  

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Computer simulations suggest a new strategy to design enhanced enzymes for biofuels production. Large-scale computer simulations predict that the addition of glycosylation on carbohydrate Energy Laboratory (NREL) used computer simulation to predict that adding glycosylation

478

International Energy Agency Implementing Agreements and Annexes: A Guide for Building Technologies Program Managers  

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of Building Energy Analysis Tools • Solar Resource Knowledgeenergy simulation tools PV/thermal systems Solar resource Energy Simulation Tools PV/Thermal Systems Solar Resource 

Evans, Meredydd

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

479

Computer Simulations Reveal Multiple Functions for Aromatic  

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Computer Simulations Reveal Multiple Functions for Aromatic Residues in Cellulase Enzymes NREL researchers use high-performance computing to demonstrate fundamental roles of aromatic residues in cellulase enzyme tunnels. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) computer simulations of a key indus- trial

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Development of an Open Source Hourly Building Energy Modeling Software Tool.  

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??Computer building energy simulations are an important tool in the design of low-energy buildings. Building energy modeling is used to predict annual energy consumption, determine… (more)

Hanam, Brittany

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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481

Energy Blog | Department of Energy  

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November 1, 2010 November 1, 2010 Time to Talk about Home Energy Assessments Again! Check out Energy Saver information on professional and do-it-yourself home energy audits. October 29, 2010 Geek-Up[10.29.2010]: The Halloween Special Find out what Ghostbusters do in their free time, why witches are trailblazers in clean energy transit and how you can identify and slay the energy vampires that may be lurking in your home. October 29, 2010 Simulation and High-Performance Computing Under Secretary for Science Steven Koonin is spearheading planning within the Department to develop the next generation of supercomputers over the next decade, which will be capable of exaflop-class performance (a factor of 1000 more powerful than today's most powerful computers). October 29, 2010 Working with the Private Sector to Achieve a Clean Energy Economy

482

Mapping strain rate dependence of dislocation-defect interactions by atomistic simulations  

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...deformation characteristics of heavy-ion irradiated 304L SS . J...supported by the Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors, an Energy Innovation Hub...Modeling and Simulation of Nuclear Reactors under US Department of Energy...

Yue Fan; Yuri N. Osetskiy; Sidney Yip; Bilge Yildiz

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

483

Exergy Analysis and Operational Efficiency of a Horizontal Ground Source Heat Pump System Operated in a Low-Energy Test House under Simulated Occupancy Conditions  

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This paper presents data, analyses, measures of performance, and conclusions for a ground-source heat pump (GSHP) providing space conditioning to a 345m2 house whose envelope is made of structural insulated panels (SIP). The entire thermal load of this SIP house with RSI-3.7 (RUS-21) walls, triple pane windows with a U-factor of 1.64 W/m2 K (0.29 Btu/h ft2 oF) and solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) of 0.25, a roof assembly with overall thermal resistance of about RSI-8.8 (RUS-50) and low leakage rates of 0.74 ACH at 50Pa was satisfied with a 2.16-Ton (7.56 kW) GSHP unit consuming negligible (9.83kWh) auxiliary heat during peak winter season. The highest and lowest heating COP achieved was 4.90 (October) and 3.44 (February), respectively. The highest and lowest cooling COP achieved was 6.09 (April) and 3.88 (August). These COPs are calculated on the basis of the total power input (including duct, ground loop, and control power losses ). The second Law (Exergy) analysis provides deep insight into how systemic inefficiencies are distributed among the various GSHP components. Opportunities for design and further performance improvements are identified. Through Exergy analysis we provide a true measure of how closely actual performance approaches the ideal, and it unequivocally identifies, better than energy analysis does, the sources and causes of lost work, the root cause of system inefficiencies.

Ally, Moonis Raza [ORNL; Baxter, Van D [ORNL; Munk, Jeffrey D [ORNL; Gehl, Anthony C [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

484

Rigorous Synthesis and Simulation of Complex Distillation Networks  

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Rigorous Synthesis and Simulation of Complex Distillation Networks Gerardo J. Ruiz, Seon B. Kim energy-efficient distillation net- works. Complex column networks have substantial potential for energy column, networks, temperature collocation, inverse design, Aspen validation Introduction Distillation

Linninger, Andreas A.

485

Three-Dimensional Simulation of Volatile Organic Compound Mass...  

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simulations using data from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hanford Site, where carbon tetrachloride is present in a low permeability zone about 30 m above the...

486

Sandia National Laboratories: Transportation Energy  

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Facilities, News, News & Events, Research & Capabilities, Systems Analysis, Transportation Energy By combining advanced theory and high-fidelity large eddy simulation,...

487

Sandia National Laboratories: Energy Storage  

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Simulations Reveal Ion Dynamics in Polymer Electrolyte On November 13, 2012, in Energy Storage, News, News & Events Improving battery electrolytes is highly desirable, particularly...

488

Optimizing performance of energy systems  

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This book discusses optimizing performance of energy systems. Topics covered include a test station, heat flow integrator, microcomputer control of MIMIC operation, and microcomputer control of simulation operation.

Stricker, S.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

489

Light Water Reactors A DOE Energy Innovation Hub for Modeling...  

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Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors A DOE Energy Innovation Hub for Modeling and Simulation of Nuclear Reactors CASL is focused on three issues for nuclear...

490

Energy Blog | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

December 5, 2013 December 5, 2013 Researchers at Berkeley Lab helped develop the first energy-efficient dual-paned windows, now used in buildings and homes worldwide for billions of dollars in energy savings. Current windows research in the Environmental Energy Technologies Division at Berkeley Lab is aimed at developing new glazing materials, windows simulation software and other advanced high-performance window systems. The building shown here, located at Berkeley Lab, is a windows testing facility. | Photo courtesy of Roy Kaltschmidt, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Photo of the Week: The First Energy-Efficient Dual-Paned Windows Check out our favorite energy-related photos! December 4, 2013 In the photo above, a robot investigates a bomb threat at an arcade during the 2013 Robot Rodeo at Sandia Labs. The operators are not allowed to turn on the lights or turn off the machines, complicating the operation. | Photo by Randy Montoya, Sandia National Laboratories.

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Energy News | Department of Energy  

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16, 2010 16, 2010 Secretary Chu Announces Simulation-Based Engineering User Center September 15, 2010 Department of Energy Announces $57 Million for Small Businesses to Support Technology Commercialization Projects to accelerate commercialization of clean energy technologies, increase American competitiveness and create jobs September 15, 2010 Department of Energy Announces $20 Million to Boost Development of Innovative Geothermal Technologies Washington, DC - U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced $20 million to research, develop and demonstrate cutting-edge geothermal technologies that could reduce U.S. September 15, 2010 DOE Awards $5.3 Million to Support the Development of University-Based Technology Commercialization Washington, DC - U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced

492

Energy Blog | Department of Energy  

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21, 2013 21, 2013 This week, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) opened the Energy Systems Integration Facility, a new research center in Golden, Colorado, that will help boost the integration of clean energy technologies into the electricity grid. In the photo, NREL scientists Michael Crowley and Antti-Pekka Hynninen display some of the formulas they developed to speed calculations done by the software tool CHARMM by several orders of magnitude. Using NREL's new petascale supercomputer housed in the Energy Systems Integration Facility, they can simulate the motions of thousands of atoms, leading to greater understanding of how molecular models work. Want to learn more about the new research center? Take a tour of the Energy Systems Integration Facility here. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL.

493

Energy Blog | Department of Energy  

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9, 2013 9, 2013 VIDEO: Watch the Solar Decathlon 2013 Google+ Hangout Miss the Solar Decathlon 2013 Google+ Hangout? Watch a recording of it now. September 19, 2013 This image shows the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1398. | Image courtesy of the Dark Energy Survey. Supercomputing: A Toolbox to Simulate the Big Bang and Beyond Learn how three Energy Department National Labs are collaborating to peer deeper into the origins of our universe than ever before. September 19, 2013 Innovating to Meet the Evolving Cyber Challenge Protecting the critical energy infrastructure that supports America's economy and security is vital -- and is a top Energy Department priority. September 17, 2013 An Update on Fisker Automotive and the Energy Department's Loan Portfolio The continued success of America's auto industry depends on innovation

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Materials Physics FirstPrinciple Simulations of  

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and Nuclear Engineering; University of New Mexico Email: adatye@unm.edu The production of useful energy of Chemical and Nuclear Engineering at the University of New Mexico have initiated a close collaborationPrinciple Simulations of Catalytic Materials for Energy Generation Prof. Boris Kiefer, Department of Physics, New