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Modelling curtain walls in Energy Plus

asked 2017-08-12 07:19:36 -0500

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updated 2017-08-15 21:02:12 -0500

Hi, I am doing my thesis and i am trying to see the effect that thermal capacity has on office buildings. I also want to see how curtain walls can affect the energy simulation but i find it hard to simulate curtain walls on energy plus. Could you please someone give an idea on how to approach this issue? Thanks in advance!

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answered 2017-08-14 15:02:49 -0500

EnergyPlus doesn't have a concept directly of a transparent wall; walls are opaque. So to model a curtain wall make a wall representing your curtain wall and then create a large sub-surface setup as a window that is almost as large as your opaque surface. If you want to get into details about the mullions, there is a Frame and Divider object you can refer to.

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Ok thanks a lot! I will try it that way!

gianmits's avatar gianmits  ( 2017-08-15 06:26:33 -0500 )edit

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