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Title: AirflowNetwork

Abstract

The AirflowNetwork software provides the ability to simulate air movement and the resulting transport of contaminants and other materials within a building. The performance of air distribution systems, including supply and return leaks, and multizone airflows driven by outdoor wind and forced air during HVAC system operation are simulated using a nodal network representation of the building. The pressure network model implemented here is based on George Walton's AIRNET and was modified for inclusion in the EnergyPlus building energy modeling software. The algorithm were then extracted from EnergyPlus into a stand-alone package to facility use without the building energy model and more extensive testing and validation of the underlying operations.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  2. Florida Solar Energy Center
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Central Florida, Orlando, FL (United States); National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Building Technologies Office (EE-5B)
OSTI Identifier:
1532760
Alternate Identifier(s):
27645
Report Number(s):
AFN
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Software
Open Source:
Yes
Open Source, Publicly Available Repository
Source Code Available:
No
Country of Publication:
United States

Citation Formats

DeGraw, Jason, Gu, Lixing, and USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. AirflowNetwork. Computer software. https://www.osti.gov//servlets/purl/1532760. USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Building Technologies Office (EE-5B). 19 Jun. 2019. Web. doi:10.11578/dc.20190710.2.
DeGraw, Jason, Gu, Lixing, & USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. (2019, June 19). AirflowNetwork [Computer software]. https://www.osti.gov//servlets/purl/1532760. doi:10.11578/dc.20190710.2.
DeGraw, Jason, Gu, Lixing, and USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. AirflowNetwork. Computer software. June 19, 2019. https://www.osti.gov//servlets/purl/1532760. doi:10.11578/dc.20190710.2.
@misc{osti_1532760,
title = {AirflowNetwork},
author = {DeGraw, Jason and Gu, Lixing and USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy},
abstractNote = {The AirflowNetwork software provides the ability to simulate air movement and the resulting transport of contaminants and other materials within a building. The performance of air distribution systems, including supply and return leaks, and multizone airflows driven by outdoor wind and forced air during HVAC system operation are simulated using a nodal network representation of the building. The pressure network model implemented here is based on George Walton's AIRNET and was modified for inclusion in the EnergyPlus building energy modeling software. The algorithm were then extracted from EnergyPlus into a stand-alone package to facility use without the building energy model and more extensive testing and validation of the underlying operations.},
url = {https://www.osti.gov//servlets/purl/1532760},
doi = {10.11578/dc.20190710.2},
year = {2019},
month = {6},
note =
}

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