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Michaël Kummert
Ir. (ULB, Bruxelles); M.Sc. et Ph.D. (FUL-ULg, Liège)

Research interests and affiliations

Research interests
  • Modeling, control and optimization of building energy systems ;
  • Heating and cooling for sustainable buildings and communities ;
  • Model Predictive Control (MPC) for building and community energy systems;
  • Renewable energy systems (solar thermal, photovoltaic, ground-source heat pumps) ;
  • Hybrid energy systems in the built environment ;
  • Cooling plants for data centers and mission-critical facilities
Expertise type(s) (NSERC subjects)
  • 1001 Construction engineering and management
  • 2100 MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
  • 2107 Modelling, simulation and finite element methods
  • 2303 Other sources of energy (solar, wind, etc.)
  • 2509 Control systems

Publications

Recent publications
Journal article
Brideau, S.A., Beausoleil-Morrison, I. & Kummert, M. (2018). Above-floor tube-and-plate radiant floor model development and validation. Journal of Building Performance Simulation, 11(4), 449-469. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/19401493.2017.1396359
Journal article
Letellier-Duchesne, S., Nagpal, S., Kummert, M. & Reinhart, C. (2018). Balancing demand and supply: Linking neighborhood-level building load calculations with detailed district energy network analysis models. Energy, 150, 913-925. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2018.02.138
Conference paper
Neale, A., Kummert, M. & Bernier, M. (2018). Generator : A stochastic virtual smart meter data generation model for residential building stock characterization. Paper presented at the Building Performance Simulation Conference (eSim 2018), Montréal, QC (pp. 65-74).
Journal article
D'Avignon, K. & Kummert, M. (2018). Modeling horizontal storage tanks with encapsulated phase change materials for building performance simulation. Science and Technology for the Built Environment, 24(4), 327-342. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/23744731.2018.1438012

Teaching

  • MEC4240 Building Mechanical Systems
  • MEC4000 Design project in building mechanical/energy systems
  • MEC6214 Solar energy and applications
  • ENE6510 Building Energy Modeling
  • MEC6216 Geothermal systems and applications
  • Building mechanical/energy systems

Supervision at Polytechnique

COMPLETED

  • Ph.D. Thesis (3)

    • Delisle, V. (2016). Experimental Performance Characterization and Modeling of Photovoltaic-Thermal Systems for Integration in High Performance Residential Buildings (Ph.D. Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from https://publications.polymtl.ca/2231/
    • D'Avignon, K. (2015). Modeling and Experimental Validation of the Performance of Phase Change Material Storage Tanks in Buildings (Ph.D. Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from https://publications.polymtl.ca/1973/
    • Delcroix, B. (2015). Modeling of Thermal Mass Energy Storage in Buildings with Phase Change Materials (Ph.D. Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from https://publications.polymtl.ca/1820/
  • Master's Thesis (5)

    • Maltais Larouche, S. (2016). Détection de faute automatique dans les systèmes solaires thermiques basée sur la vérification de règles et la simulation (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from https://publications.polymtl.ca/2092/
    • Quintana, H. (2013). A practical approach to model predictive control (MPC) for solar communities (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from https://publications.polymtl.ca/1146
    • Allard, Y. (2012). Mesure et vérification du rendement et simulations calibrées d'un bâtiment résidentiel net zéro énergie Étude de cas: Abondance Montréal (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from https://publications.polymtl.ca/851
    • Jost, R. (2012). Developing a run-time coupling between ESP-r and TRNSYS (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from https://publications.polymtl.ca/978
    • Courchesne Tardif, A. (2011). Conception et optimisation de systèmes énergétiques hybrides pour communautés durables (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from https://publications.polymtl.ca/720

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