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Bibliographic analysis of the recent advancements in modeling and co-simulating the fifth-generation district heating and cooling systems

Abugabbara, Marwan LU ; Javed, Saqib LU ; Bagge, Hans LU and Johansson, Dennis LU (2020) In Energy and Buildings 224.
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District heating and cooling systems have evolved through several development stages in order to improve their energy efficiency. The latest development reached the fifth generation where customers can be producers and/or consumers of thermal energy flows towards the network. The variety and complexity of system configurations and interactions between connected customers poses a challenge in adopting a suitable modeling paradigm capable of simulating each design case. Modelica language and the Functional Mock-up Interface standard are computational tools opted by the International Energy Agency for simulating building and community energy systems. This work aims to analyze the current status in literature where these tools are utilized... (More)

District heating and cooling systems have evolved through several development stages in order to improve their energy efficiency. The latest development reached the fifth generation where customers can be producers and/or consumers of thermal energy flows towards the network. The variety and complexity of system configurations and interactions between connected customers poses a challenge in adopting a suitable modeling paradigm capable of simulating each design case. Modelica language and the Functional Mock-up Interface standard are computational tools opted by the International Energy Agency for simulating building and community energy systems. This work aims to analyze the current status in literature where these tools are utilized in building and energy simulation with focus on district heating and cooling systems. Bibliographic maps and networks are presented to analyze the literature based on different bibliometrics. Among others, the analysis shows that coupled simulation between district and building energy models is a novel research area and can benefit in reducing the oversizing of space heating and cooling systems. In addition, the analysis demonstrates that the fifth generation district heating and cooling systems require advanced control strategies. These strategies need accurate and upfront specifications to decide a proper control strategy for each design case.

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Building energy, Decentralized substation, District energy systems, Equation-based modeling, Functional mock-up interface, Heat pump
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110260
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  abstract     = {<p>District heating and cooling systems have evolved through several development stages in order to improve their energy efficiency. The latest development reached the fifth generation where customers can be producers and/or consumers of thermal energy flows towards the network. The variety and complexity of system configurations and interactions between connected customers poses a challenge in adopting a suitable modeling paradigm capable of simulating each design case. Modelica language and the Functional Mock-up Interface standard are computational tools opted by the International Energy Agency for simulating building and community energy systems. This work aims to analyze the current status in literature where these tools are utilized in building and energy simulation with focus on district heating and cooling systems. Bibliographic maps and networks are presented to analyze the literature based on different bibliometrics. Among others, the analysis shows that coupled simulation between district and building energy models is a novel research area and can benefit in reducing the oversizing of space heating and cooling systems. In addition, the analysis demonstrates that the fifth generation district heating and cooling systems require advanced control strategies. These strategies need accurate and upfront specifications to decide a proper control strategy for each design case.</p>},
  author       = {Abugabbara, Marwan and Javed, Saqib and Bagge, Hans and Johansson, Dennis},
  issn         = {0378-7788},
  language     = {eng},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Energy and Buildings},
  title        = {Bibliographic analysis of the recent advancements in modeling and co-simulating the fifth-generation district heating and cooling systems},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2020.110260},
  doi          = {10.1016/j.enbuild.2020.110260},
  volume       = {224},
  year         = {2020},
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