Simulation Notes Europe, Volume 22(1), April 2012

Energy Flows in Industrial Buildings and Machines using the Example of a Node Model

Simulation Notes Europe SNE 22(1), 2012, 1-6
DOI: 10.11128/


Within the context of the research project ‘HIER! - Production in Air-Conditioned Facilities’, financed by the Hessian Ministry of the Environment, Power, Agriculture, and Consumer Rights (HMUELV), the Department for Sustainable Products and Processes at the University of Kassel is developing simulation modules for the energetic evaluation of production systems. For this purpose, the development of a node model facilitates research into the thermal properties of machines and products. With a focus on energy storage, the study demonstrates a variety of applications for this model, using the example of a cold-storage facility and a plastics processing plant for the reduction of the primary energy requirement from the process to the factory.