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Advanced Double skin facades by means of flexible control of air flow and solar shading (thesis, or thesis + internship) - REINVENT project

Parole chiave DOUBLE SKIN FACADES, DYNAMIC FACADES, ENERGY ANALYSIS, ENERGY PERFORMANCE OF THE BUILDING ENVELOPE, PHASE CHANGE MATERIALS

Riferimenti FABIO FAVOINO, MARCO PERINO

Gruppi di ricerca TEBE (http://www.tebe.polito.it/)

Descrizione The thesis is aimed to evaluate the performance and to design and implement a model based control for an innovative Double Skin Facade by means of flexible control of airflow and solar shading, in the framework of an industrial project with partners. Within the project we have already a full scale prototype of the facade, mounted on an outdoor experimental facility of the Energy Dept. at Politecnico di Torino.
The thesis will start with a literature review on double skin facades, working physical principles and technologies, with a focus on rule based and model based control strategies, to control the integrated solar shading and airflow in the cavity of the double skin. In parallel the student will develop skills related to building performance simulation of double skin facade by means of EnergyPlus and lumped parameter models (developed within the research group).
One of the main and final activity, would be to test a control based on a physical model of the double skin facade (already developed by the research group) on the real scale facade mock-up, by means of sensors and monitoring systems. In this activity he will be supporting and it will be helped by the reseachers of the research group. The models developed for the model-based control will be used to evaluate the performance of the double skin facade in different possible boundary conditions.
performance and modelling of the above mentioned technologies when integrated into buildings with the aim to increase building performance. In parallel the student will learn modelling and simulation methods to evaluate the performance of such a system, including building energy simulation tools (such as EnergyPlus) and the use of lumped parameter models (developed by the research group in Python).
These tools will be used by the student to optimise the design of such an innovative facade systems, by means of parametric and sensitivity analysis, adopting the lumped parameter models. The building performance of the final alternative(s) will be evaluated by means of energy performance simulation softwares (i.e. EnergyPlus).

Conoscenze richieste Knowledge of Building Physics fundamentals and advanced concepts (at least 2 building physics courses completed during the BSc and MSc degree); willingness and attitude for literature review and modelling work (including scripting in Matlab or Python); Excellent Excel skills; elements of Python or Matlab programming (or willingness to learn some); Use of Energyplus or equivalent building energy performance simulation tools. Attitude and willingness for experimental work.


Scadenza validita proposta 05/01/2023      PROPONI LA TUA CANDIDATURA




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