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How to model single blind of more than one windows?

asked 2015-01-09 10:12:12 -0600

Waseem gravatar image

updated 2015-07-11 10:42:04 -0600

Hello All, Just wondering, is there a way I can model a single blind for more than one window in Design Builder or EnergyPlus. Assume there is two windows side by side and there is a small gap between them (this can be brick gap or metallic frame), is there any way I can model a single blind, which will obviously cover the small gap between windows?

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Waseem

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answered 2015-01-09 10:41:45 -0600

If you define these as two separate windows, then the answer is no. In EnergyPlus there is a one-to-one relationship between a blind or shade and a window surface. I would suggest combining the two windows into a single window surface and then define a frame and divider object with a vertical divider that represents the gap material.

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Hi, thanks for your reply. just wondering how you divide a window and also will this treat these windows as two windows or one window? Thanks

Waseem gravatar imageWaseem ( 2015-01-09 12:55:25 -0600 )edit

In EnergyPlus the object is WindowProperty:FrameAndDivider. How this is done in DesignBuilder, I cannot answer, but I'm sure it's in there. It is modeled as a single window with a frame and/or dividers (vertical and/or horizontal).

MJWitte gravatar imageMJWitte ( 2015-01-09 13:47:10 -0600 )edit

Thanks mate, actually I am interested in a method which will consider two windows instead of one window because I am considering natural ventilation/air flow from one window keeping second window as fixed (not openable).

Waseem gravatar imageWaseem ( 2015-01-09 14:52:24 -0600 )edit

In that case, you will need two blinds.

MJWitte gravatar imageMJWitte ( 2015-01-09 15:24:49 -0600 )edit

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