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ASHRAE 1052 analytical tests

asked 2016-07-08 17:19:57 -0500

Julian's avatar

updated 2016-07-09 12:11:23 -0500

Dear users of e+,

I am new to it and to this forum and would like to get some confidence in using e+. One of the steps I contemplate is to use the ASHRAE analytical tests as described in the file energyplus_ashrae_1052rp_envelope.pdf for example.

This requires the ASHRAE 1052-RP Toolkit to be available and I have been unable to find any download links to it.

Also it would be useful to have the e+ files that recreate the standard tests described in this document and I have also been unable to find.

Any help in locating any of these would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for any ideas.

Kind regards, Uli

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answered 2016-07-11 14:57:43 -0500

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Hello spwarkansas,

Thank you for your reply. In case anyone later is interested, I have also found the following:

I might approach GARD analytics and try to find the 1052-RP software, but the idf files are a good start by themselves.

Kind regards, Julian

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answered 2016-07-10 15:12:31 -0500

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Active ASHRAE members have access to all published research online. There is a link buried in this page:

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Dear spwarkansas,

thank you for your prompt reply. I have had earlier a search at ASHRAE web site without success to find an option to download the toolbox software even for a fee. The original article by Spitler, J.; Rees, S.; Xiao, D. (2001). is available for download, but not the software nor the test cases files. Any suggestion about this would contribute for a good start of my journey into e+.

Kind regards, Uli


Julian's avatar Julian  ( 2016-07-10 16:12:28 -0500 )edit

Hmm, sorry I've looked around a bit and can't find any files aside from the report. It has been several years since that RP was completed. I recommend making inquiries with the faculty at Oklahoma State University which were involved in the RP.

Also perhaps ask the folks at GARD Analytics which evaluated 1052-RP content for EnergyPlus. Good luck!

spwarkansas's avatar spwarkansas  ( 2016-07-10 20:20:52 -0500 )edit

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