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Is OpenStudio (or EnergyPlus) able to carry out optimization of the model?

asked 2016-04-15 02:30:37 -0500

amirrezaheydari's avatar

updated 2016-04-15 09:08:05 -0500

I am going to model a solar panel integrated to HVAC systems. I don't know very much about OpenStudio or EnergyPlus. Is OpenStudio able to do optimization? what about EnergyPlus? Thank oyu

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answered 2016-04-15 08:57:01 -0500

Absolutely! Here's a good primer on how optimization (and other analyses) work in OpenStudio right now. Currently you use an excel spreadsheet to specify optimization problems, but the team is currently extending PAT to handle this as well - look for that to show up late Summer as we prepare OpenStudio 2.0 for release in September.

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Thank you for your helpful comment

amirrezaheydari's avatar amirrezaheydari  ( 2016-04-15 09:14:00 -0500 )edit

check out this link for more information on OS capability here

BrianLBall's avatar BrianLBall  ( 2016-04-15 09:45:25 -0500 )edit

answered 2016-04-15 03:07:08 -0500

Waseem's avatar

updated 2016-04-15 03:09:17 -0500

You could use GenOpt or JEPlus+EA for optimisation purposes. There are other optimisation libraries (e.g. jMetal for Java programmers) as well but you have to do bit of coding for them.

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It seems that you had some experience to use these tools. Could you help me answer a questionnaire about energy optimization. Click here: I am a junior researcher from China.

TianZhichao's avatar TianZhichao  ( 2016-10-29 02:01:20 -0500 )edit

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