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Can OS simulate blind control

asked 2015-08-06 12:05:16 -0500

J Monteiro's avatar

updated 2017-05-17 12:33:39 -0500

Can OS similate blind controle. For example, can a interior blind curtain be activate according with radiation incident on the surface? In the case of for example the radiation is higher than 300 W/m2 the blind is activate.

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Hi All, I don't know if its allowed to add a follow up question to another person's question so please pardon if its not allowed. However, when I check out the answer below, the shaded construction are ASHRAE 189.1.2009 ExtWindow Climate zone 1-7 but my buildings is located outside US. What can I do should I want simulate blind control.

Thank you all

tjolutobi's avatar tjolutobi  ( 2015-08-08 02:12:41 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-08-06 12:44:54 -0500

updated 2015-08-06 12:45:51 -0500

I would check out the tutorial below, which shows how to add shading controls...

OpenStudio User Docs - Shading Controls

Shading control type 'OnIfHighSolarOnWindow' should allow you to deploy shading if the incident solar exceeds the value in a setpoint schedule.

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Thanks Lylek it's really what I'm looking for.

J Monteiro's avatar J Monteiro  ( 2015-08-07 03:49:47 -0500 )edit

How can I change the threshold of the radiation. What's the actual value on the control type 'OnIfHighSolarOnWindow'?

J Monteiro's avatar J Monteiro  ( 2015-08-07 05:14:37 -0500 )edit

answered 2015-08-10 11:50:10 -0500

Thanks @LyleK, that's currently the best documentation we have on using the shading controls in OpenStudio. Unfortunately the plugin does not allow you to change the radiation threshold for the "OnIfHighSolar" control option. When using Radiance for the daylighting, the threshold is fixed at 2,000 lux, and this measurement is taken at the centroid of the largest-sized window in the window group. HTH

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