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Merge several surfaces in EnergyPlus

asked 2015-12-28 04:13:16 -0500

gerald's avatar

updated 2015-12-28 09:40:57 -0500

Hey, for some simulations I needed a "splitted ceiling" (a ceiling was segmented into 4 parts all of the same size). Now I want to implement a concrete-core activation - therefore I would like to merge this 4 parts into one ceiling. Is this possible in EnergyPlus, or do I have to do this in sketchUp? Thank you very much for your help.

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Why was it segmented originally? If it was because of different boundary conditions, or different boundary condition objects, then you won't want to merge them.

David Goldwasser's avatar David Goldwasser  ( 2015-12-28 10:28:42 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-12-28 04:44:35 -0500

Chandan Sharma's avatar

Yes, it is possible to do that in EnergyPlus. If the merged ceiling surface will be a rectangular surface, then in idf, two vertices of first and two vertices of fourth split surface (in BuildingSurface:Detailed object) can be used to create the merged surface. Once a new BuildingSurface:Detailed object for merged surface is created, all the 4 split surfaces should be deleted.

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