Chapter 4. Steady-State Plant Modelling

  1. C.P. Underwood Reader1 and
  2. F.W.H. Yik Professor2

Published Online: 21 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470758533.ch4

Modelling Methods for Energy in Buildings

Modelling Methods for Energy in Buildings

How to Cite

Underwood, C.P. and Yik, F.W.H. (2004) Steady-State Plant Modelling, in Modelling Methods for Energy in Buildings, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470758533.ch4

Author Information

  1. 1

    School of the Built Environment, University of Northumbria at Newcastle

  2. 2

    Department of Building Services Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 21 OCT 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632059362

Online ISBN: 9780470758533



  • plant modelling;
  • air-conditioning equipment;
  • equation fitting;
  • steady-state cooling;
  • distribution networks


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Model formulations for plant

  • Mathematical models of air-conditioning equipment using equation fitting

  • Adetailed steady-state cooling and dehumidifying coil model

  • Modelling distribution networks

  • Modelling air-conditioning systems