Modeling a dome building envelope in EnergyPlus [closed]

asked 2015-11-10 11:23:59 -0500

noisette123 gravatar image

Is it possible to model a non-traditional building envelope like a dome in EnergyPlus?

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Closed for the following reason duplicate question by David Goldwasser
close date 2015-11-11 00:45:17.788470


You can, but the dome needs to be built up out of planer surfaces. If you are going to have glazing then the sur-surfaces need to be triangles or rectangles. Here is a post about domes specific to OpenStudio, but the same logic applies if using another modeling tool to make IDF files. There is a link to various domes on SketchUp's 3D warehouse.

David Goldwasser gravatar image David Goldwasser  ( 2015-11-10 11:31:36 -0500 )edit

Thanks for the answer David, i will try that. Cheers, Jean-Francois

noisette123 gravatar image noisette123  ( 2015-11-11 08:09:55 -0500 )edit