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Heat and Mass Transfer in Building Energy Performance Assessment

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ISBN: 9783039219261 9783039219278 Year: Pages: 122 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-927-8 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Technology (General) --- General and Civil Engineering --- Materials
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The building industry is influenced by many factors and trends reflecting the current situation and developments in social, economic, technical, and scientific fields. One of the most important trends seeks to minimize the energy demand. This can be achieved by promoting the construction of buildings with better thermal insulating capabilities of their envelopes and better efficiency in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. Any credible assessment of building energy performance includes the identification and simulation of heat and mass transfer phenomena in both the building envelope and the interior of the building. As the interaction between design elements, climate change, user behavior, heating effectiveness, ventilation, air conditioning systems, and lighting is not straightforward, the assessment procedure can present a complex and challenging task. The simulations should then involve all factors affecting the energy performance of the building in questions. However, the appropriate choice of physical model of heat and mass transfer for different building elements is not the only factor affecting the output of building energy simulations. The accuracy of the material parameters applied in the models as input data is another potential source of uncertainty. For instance, neglecting the dependence of hygric and thermal parameters on moisture content may affect the energy assessment in a significant way. Boundary conditions in the form of weather data sets represent yet another crucial factor determining the uncertainty of the outputs. In light of recent trends in climate change, this topic is vitally important. This Special Issue aims at providing recent developments in laboratory analyses, computational modeling, and in situ measurements related to the assessment of building energy performance based on the proper identification of heat and mass transfer processes in building structures.

Sustainable Residential Landscapes:An International Perspective

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ISBN: 9783039218721 9783039218738 Year: Pages: 264 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-873-8 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Architecture --- Arts in general
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This book is a compilation of 10 recently published academic articles addressing sustainable residential landscape design and planning across geographies, scales, and perspectives: from American rain garden design to South Korean urban forestry; from Mexican community open space design to Australian neighborhood park planning; and from Chinese urban design to Bolivian land-use change. This volume brings together authors from a growing community of landscape sustainability scholars of landscape architecture and architecture; planning and construction; ecology and horticulture; agricultural and environmental sciences; and health, exercise, and nutrition. In summary, these papers address facets of a fundamental challenge for the 21st century: the design and planning of sustainable and resilient human settlements.

Advances in Mechanical Systems Dynamics

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ISBN: 9783039281886 9783039281893 Year: Pages: 236 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-189-3 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Mechanical Engineering --- General and Civil Engineering --- Technology (General)
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Modern dynamics was established many centuries ago by Galileo and Newton before the beginning of the industrial era. Presently, we are in the presence of the fourth industrial revolution, and mechanical systems are increasingly being integrated with electronic, electrical, and fluidic systems. This trend is present not only in the industrial environment, which will soon be characterized by the cyber-physical systems of industry 4.0, but also in other environments like mobility, health and bio-engineering, food and natural resources, safety, and sustainable living. In this context, purely mechanical systems with quasi-static behavior will become less common and the state-of-the-art will soon be represented by integrated mechanical systems, which need accurate dynamic models to predict their behavior. Therefore, mechanical system dynamics are going to play an increasingly central role. Significant research efforts are needed to improve the identification of the mechanical properties of systems in order to develop models that take non-linearity into account, and to develop efficient simulation tools. This Special Issue aims at disseminating the latest research achievements, findings, and ideas in mechanical systems dynamics, with particular emphasis on applications that are strongly integrated with other systems and require a multi-physical approach.

Energy Efficiency in Buildings: Both New and Rehabilitated

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ISBN: 9783039287024 / 9783039287031 Year: Pages: 412 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-703-1 Language: eng
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Arts in general --- Architecture
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Buildings are one of the main causes of the emission of greenhouse gases in the world. Europe alone is responsible for more than 30% of emissions, or about 900 million tons of CO2 per year. Heating and air conditioning are the main cause of greenhouse gas emissions in buildings. Most buildings currently in use were built with poor energy efficiency criteria or, depending on the country and the date of construction, none at all. Therefore, regardless of whether construction regulations are becoming stricter, the real challenge nowadays is the energy rehabilitation of existing buildings. It is currently a priority to reduce (or, ideally, eliminate) the waste of energy in buildings and, at the same time, supply the necessary energy through renewable sources. The first can be achieved by improving the architectural design, construction methods, and materials used, as well as the efficiency of the facilities and systems; the second can be achieved through the integration of renewable energy (wind, solar, geothermal, etc.) in buildings. In any case, regardless of whether the energy used is renewable or not, the efficiency must always be taken into account. The most profitable and clean energy is that which is not consumed.

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greenhouse --- floor envelope design --- ground heat transfer --- thermal insulation --- energy modeling --- life cycle cost analysis --- nearly zero energy building --- artificial neural network --- performance parameter design --- energy saving ratio --- dynamic simulation --- urban modelling --- co-simulation --- simulation engines --- building stock energy demand --- building --- energy --- heat load --- sensitivity --- glazing --- surface cooling --- three-phase unbalance minimization --- model predictive control --- home energy management system --- perturbation and observation --- adjustable step size --- low power loss --- maximum power point tracking --- HVAC demand --- prediction --- energy efficiency --- residential buildings --- Ipomoea batatas --- lightweight expanded clay aggregate (LECA), thermal performance --- extensive green roof --- subtropical climate --- artificial neural network --- big data --- energy-performance gap --- building energy prediction --- building user activity --- single-person household --- Korean household energy consumption --- analytical hierarchy process --- energy efficiency promotion --- influencing factors --- residential buildings --- policy design --- building energy --- passive architecture --- test method --- energy performance standard --- zero energy building --- technology package --- renovation --- energy renovation --- demolition --- new construction --- energy use --- energy performance --- life cycle cost --- optimization --- OPERA-MILP --- multi-family buildings --- Arab region --- building sector --- energy efficiency --- energy productivity --- GCC --- Maghreb --- Mashreq --- space heating --- domestic hot water (DHW) --- air, ground and water source heat pump (ASHP, GSHP and WSHP) --- coefficient of performance (COP) --- seasonal performance factor (SPF) --- energy pile --- energy tunnel --- Level(s) --- green building rating systems --- Building Research Establishment Assessment Method (BREEAM) --- Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen (DGNB) --- Haute Qualité Environnementale (HQE) --- Leadership in Energy &amp --- Environmental Design (LEED) --- energy efficiency --- subtropical climate building --- Minimum-Energy Building (MEB) --- building refurbishment --- building rehabilitation --- building renovation --- envelope airtightness --- envelope thermography --- envelope transmittance

Multilevel Converters: Analysis, Modulation, Topologies, and Applications

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ISBN: 9783039214815 9783039214822 Year: Pages: 548 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-482-2 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Technology (General) --- General and Civil Engineering --- Electrical and Nuclear Engineering
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This book is a collection of scientific papers concerning multilevel inverters examined from different points of view. Many applications are considered, such as renewable energy interface, power conditioning systems, electric drives, and chargers for electric vehicles. Different topologies have been examined in both new configurations and well-established structures, introducing novel and particular modulation strategies, and examining the effect of modulation techniques on voltage and current harmonics and the total harmonic distortion.

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DC–DC conversion --- interleaved buck --- parasitic switching states --- three-level converter --- simplified PWM strategy --- redundant switching combination --- voltage balance control --- modular multilevel converter --- IGBT short-circuit --- fault detection --- fault location --- Differential Comparison Low-Voltage Detection Method (DCLVDM) --- Continuous Wavelet Transform --- digital controller --- digital signal processors (DSP) --- modular multilevel converters (MMC) --- multi-terminal DC network (MTDC) --- MMC-MTDC --- hybrid modulated model predictive control --- optimal output voltage level --- multi-point DC control --- neutral-point-clamped (NPC) inverter --- dc-link capacitor voltage balance --- offset voltage injection --- harmonic component --- modular multilevel converters --- capacitor voltage balancing --- sorting networks --- field-programmable gate array --- low-harmonic DC ice-melting device --- transmission line --- voltage fluctuation --- harmonic --- dynamic reactive --- substation’s voltage stability --- alternating current (AC) motor drive --- current estimation --- current reconstruction method --- current unmeasurable areas --- total harmonic distortion (THD) --- single shunt resistor --- space vector pulse width modulation (SVPWM) --- shift method --- minimum voltage injection (MVI) method --- three-level neutral point clamped inverter (NPCI) --- three-level boost --- automatic current balance --- three-loop --- voltage imbalance --- DC-link voltage balancing --- field-oriented control --- field-programmable gate array --- multilevel active-clamped converter --- motor drive --- buck-chopper --- PV-simulator --- T-type converter --- real time simulator --- three-level boost DC-DC converter --- small signal modeling --- voltage balance control --- multilevel converter --- selected harmonic elimination --- genetic algorithm --- imperialist competitive algorithm --- voltage ripple --- voltage source inverter --- three-phase inverter --- DC-link capacitor design --- Cascaded H-bridge multilevel inverter (CHBMI) --- field-programmable gate array --- total harmonic distortion (THD) --- modulation techniques --- multilevel converter --- electric vehicle --- on-board battery charger --- power factor correction --- power quality --- smart grid --- model predictive control --- single-phase three-level NPC converter --- commutation --- modular multilevel converter (MMC) --- Sub-module (SM) fault --- fault-tolerant control --- Phase Disposition PWM --- finite control set model predictive control --- T-type inverter --- computational cost --- LC filter --- DC-link capacitor voltage balancing --- multilevel converter --- DC side fault blocking --- predictive control --- battery energy storage system (BESS) --- modular multilevel converter (MMC) --- state-of-charge (SOC) balancing control --- tolerance for battery power unbalance --- model predictive control (MPC) --- computational burden --- reverse prediction --- modular multilevel converter (MMC) --- multilevel inverters --- total harmonic distortion --- level-shifted PWM --- phase-shifted PWM --- electrical drives --- energy saving --- multilevel power converters --- permanent magnet synchronous generator --- open-end winding configuration --- voltage balancing --- power factor --- improved PQ algorithm --- power flow analysis --- three-phase to single-phase cascaded converter --- ACTPSS --- NPC/H Bridge --- five-level --- Balance of capacitor voltage --- Suppression of CMV --- SVPWM --- multilevel converter --- multi-motor drive --- harmonic mitigation --- active filter --- open end winding motor --- high efficiency drive --- high reliability applications

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