A review of ESP-r's flexible solution approach and its application to prospective technical domain developments

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This paper reviews the cooperating solver approach to building simulation as encapsulated within the ESP-r system. The application of the approach to the core technical domains underpinning building simulation is discussed along with its extension to the additional, diverse domains needed to support broader and/or more detailed analysis. The implications for computational overhead through expanding the repertoire of ESP-r are also considered. The paper concludes with an appraisal of the ability of the cooperating solver approach to cater for anticipated future application demands.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-247
Number of pages20
JournalAdvances in Building Energy Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sep 2007


  • building performance
  • integrated modelling
  • equation solution methods
  • construction engineering

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