Building Simulation: An International Journal

Article Title

Developing new components for variable flow distribution system modelling in TRNSYS


hydronic system, variable flow distribution system, building simulation, variable speed pump, TRNSYS


This study attempts to fill the existing gap in the simulation of variable flow distribution systems through developing new pressure governing components. These components are able to capture the actual ever-changing system performance curve in variable flow distribution systems together with the prediction of controversial issues such as starving, over-flow and the lack of controllability on the flow rate of different branches in a hydronic system. The performance of the proposed components is verified using a case study under design and off-design circumstances. Full integration of the new components within the TRNSYS simulation package is another advantage of this study, which makes it more applicable for designers in both the design and commissioning of hydronic systems.


Tsinghua University Press