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Is it possible to feed surface temperatures to EnergyPlus?

asked 2016-03-02 06:36:23 -0600

Hey guys,

Is it possible to feed surface temperatures to EnergyPlus?

I am curious, because I have a wall I'm trying to simulate in Delphin and I need the room temperature as an input to calculate the surface temperature, and my surface temperature are influencing the room temperature. Is it possible to make such a link? So I what to calculate the surface temperature in Delphin, give it to EP, calculate the room temperature and then give that to Delphin and so on.

I hope you get what I'm trying to do, or otherwise feel free to ask.

Thanks in advance

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answered 2016-03-02 12:45:35 -0600

Yes, it is possible. You can do this selecting OtherSideCoefficients in the Outside Boundary Condition field of the BuildingSurface:Detailed object (i.e. the wall or surface) and referencing a SurfaceProperty:OtherSideCoefficients object. That SurfaceProperty:OtherSideCoefficients object can have whatever temperature you like - a constant, or scheduled value. There is more detail in the InputOutput reference guide that comes with the EnergyPlus installation.

Hope this helps.

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Thanks for the help. I have some follow up questions though. How do I create this OtherSideCoefficients Object? At the moment I can only create another surface and reference it, but I don't know how to create the temperatures for it?

Let's say I make the temperature a schedule. Can I edit the scheduled value for the next time step of the simulation, while it is running?

Christian Kongsgaard gravatar image Christian Kongsgaard  ( 2016-03-03 07:02:15 -0600 )edit

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