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Interior partition not reflecting? OpenStudio/Radiance [closed]

asked 2016-05-09 15:08:25 -0500

Determinant gravatar image

updated 2016-05-09 15:19:23 -0500

I have put interior partitions to simulate light shelves on view windows. These light shelves are intentionally angled such that they block all incident beam for all occupied hours.

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There should still be reflected/redirected diffuse light that enters the space but the Radiance annual illumination results are showing very low illuminance levels (~2.0 - 100 lux) and 0 daylight autonomy.

I have tried modeling the light shelves both as a single surface with a single construction of a single material with a given reflectance and as two surfaces, on facing up and one facing down, same material and construction.

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answered 2016-05-09 19:37:30 -0500

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I had left the default visible absorptance which was quite high.

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