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How to add "WindowProperty:FrameAndDivider" object in OpenStudio?

asked 2014-12-02 09:54:57 -0600

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updated 2020-01-20 15:08:01 -0600

Typically the frame effects of the window can be simulated without using the "WindowProperty:FrameAndDivider" object in EnergyPlus by modifying the airspace thickness. However, if you interested in the effect of condensation on the frame in very cold climate or in high humidity climate, you need to model the window frames. In the Openstudio plug-in v1.5.3, there is a place to add "Frame and Divider Name" in the "OS:SubSurface" object, but no place to describe the frame.

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answered 2014-12-02 14:55:27 -0600

My understanding was this object was being added to the OpenStudio GUI with version 1.6 (scheduled for some time in December), or possibly the next version after. Some of the OS experts here can confirm or deny.

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Correct, frame and divider probably won't be in 1.6.0, but sometime afterward. You could use an EnergyPlus Measure to add them in the meantime.

aparker's avatar aparker  ( 2014-12-02 16:25:43 -0600 )edit

This feature is planned for 1.7.0 to be released at the end of March.

ljbrackney's avatar ljbrackney  ( 2015-01-28 13:30:28 -0600 )edit

answered 2014-12-15 13:01:53 -0600

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With an EnergyPlus Measure, you can add an idf file which describe the "WindowProperty:FrameAndDivider" object. But you cannot set the frame and divider name in the ""FenestrationSurface:Detailed" object. Line 1 in the below script sets the frame and divider name to "Aluminum". Line 2 gets the name of the frame and divider name which is empty.

    fenestration_frame = fenestration.getString(7)
    runner.registerInfo("Redefined Frame: #{fenestration_frame}")
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answered 2015-01-28 01:11:30 -0600

Unfortunatelly the object "frame and divider" is not yet included in version 1.6

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Don't vote @jsole down, it is true that this feature didn't make 1.6.0. But it will make 1.7.0!

macumber's avatar macumber  ( 2015-01-29 09:54:49 -0600 )edit

No h8ing on UH!

__AmirRoth__'s avatar __AmirRoth__  ( 2015-01-29 10:12:03 -0600 )edit

My downvote was because this is really more of a comment rather than an answer, and there's already a comment with the same content on @Benjamin's answer. I should have made the time to comment to that effect but I didn't notice it was @jsole was a new(ish) user (welcome!) as the site layout is very poor on my phone.

Jamie Bull's avatar Jamie Bull  ( 2015-01-29 10:24:49 -0600 )edit

Ah makes more sense now, Kumbaya everyone :-)

macumber's avatar macumber  ( 2015-01-29 10:28:46 -0600 )edit

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