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How to model a convective heating system in Energyplus

asked 2015-09-21 00:07:39 -0500

ironking63's avatar

updated 2016-01-09 13:53:23 -0500

I need to simulate a simple box with a simple cooling and heating system. In this box, we have only one radiator heating system that is a kind of radiation and convective heating system. I don't know how to pipe a system to work as a convective heating system in Energyplus. How could it be set?

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answered 2015-09-21 14:10:22 -0500

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You want to use one of the ZoneHVAC:Baseboard objects. If you want a combination of radiant and convective effects, ZoneHVAC:Baseboard:RadiantConvective:Water or ZoneHVAC:Baseboard:RadiantConvective:Electric would be a good place to start.

Take a look at the following example files:

for an electric baseboard, look at:


for a hot water baseboard, look at:


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Thanks. May I have some screenshot of this simple system in OpenStudio? Sorry I'm new on this subject.

ironking63's avatar ironking63  ( 2015-09-25 07:44:07 -0500 )edit

I don't use OpenStudio. You may want to post a new question asking for an OpenStudio ScreenShot

kwalkerman's avatar kwalkerman  ( 2015-09-25 08:45:32 -0500 )edit

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