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Simulation-based design for rooms and building for reducing heat-stress risks

Research Module 4.3 "Building Technologies" and Research Module 2.2 "Indoor simulations", exemplary room configurations of new designed buildings with a sustainably reduced heat-stress risk and a simultaneously low primary energy consumption for the used air-conditioning (A/C)-technologies will be developed. The validated numerical models of RM 2.2 are parameterized with the geometry and the building materials of the architectural design. Further, on the side of the room climate conditioning, the numerical models of RM 2.2 are directly coupled with the MODELICA-based A/C-system models of this sub-project.

Based on this common approach, the geometry and positions of heating and cooling surfaces, the air inlet and outlet openings for the conditioned and exhaust air, the partition between surface cooling and air cooling, and also the temperature levels and ventilation rates are analyzed in terms of the overall project objective "heat risk reduction" with consideration of the boundary condition "low primary energy demand". For all simulation analysis the climate data from Research Module 1.2 "Urban climate" are used.

Involved sub-projects

RM 2.2 "Indoor Simulations"
RM 4.3 "Building Technologies"

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Prof. Dr. Dieter Scherer (TUB)
Prof. Dr. Tobia Lakes (HUB)
Dr. Ute Fehrenbach (TUB)
Dr. Fred Meier (TUB)


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Latest Publication:
Jänicke, B., F. Meier, D. Fenner, U. Fehrenbach, A. Holtmann, D. Scherer (2016): Urban-rural differences in near-surface air temperature as resolved by the Central Europe Refined analysis (CER): sensitivity to planetary boundary layer schemes and urban canopy models. International Journal of Climatology, 37 (4):2063-2079.
Mahlkow, N. and J. Donner (2016): From Planning to Implementation? The Role of Climate Change Adaptation Plans to Tackle Heat Stress. A Case Study of Berlin, Germany. Journal of Planning Education and Research 1-12.