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How to define fans and obtain thermal comfort?

asked 2017-03-09 00:31:32 -0500

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updated 2017-08-07 13:45:11 -0500

I am currently running a simulation on a building which is natural ventilated but have a few fans inside. I am wondering how do I define it in OpenStudio? Also, how do I get a result on thermal comfort of the building? (i.e. PMV/PPD)

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To me, this a duplicate of Modelling a ceiling fan in openstudio

(Also, please do not include greetings ("hi", "thanks", etc) per our convention, and please do tag your question with your software if appropriate (openstudio here))

Julien Marrec's avatar Julien Marrec  ( 2017-03-09 02:21:54 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-03-09 10:51:52 -0500

updated 2017-03-09 10:55:21 -0500

Thermal comfort models can be triggered using the Thermal Comfort Model Type field in the EnergyPlus People object (reference HERE). This field isn't exposed in the OpenStudio Application but it does exist in the OpenStudio SDK which means you should be able to create a measure using the setThermalComfortModelTypemethod on your PeopleDefinition.

Looks like there is a measure on BCL already that should assist with this.

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