What is the reason for the distribution of receiving points in the ground reflection model?

asked 2017-09-04 09:03:50 -0500

louchr's avatar

updated 2021-07-23 15:19:12 -0500

In EnergyPlus, what is the reason for having the same number of receiving points as sides on a receiving surface? And what is the reason for placing the receiving points "inside" the surface, and not just at the corner points? Is it to save calculation time that the receiving surface is not divided further? By moving the receiving points inwards, I recon it ensures that less surface area is considered shaded, if rays from a receiving point does not reach the sky.

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Which calculation tool are you using here?

rpg777's avatar rpg777  ( 2017-09-05 10:41:10 -0500 )edit

Ups, thought this was all about EnergyPlus, I'm new to this. I added the program to the question.

louchr's avatar louchr  ( 2017-09-06 01:40:29 -0500 )edit