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Zone Volume as output

asked 2017-11-15 11:01:27 -0500

fvarela gravatar image

updated 2017-11-15 13:39:07 -0500

Dear users:

Is it possible to write as output the calculated zone volumes?

Thank you.

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What tool are you using? If EnegyPlus you can find this in the "Zone Summary" table of the eplustbl.html file

David Goldwasser gravatar image David Goldwasser  ( 2017-11-15 11:37:28 -0500 )edit

EnergyPlus. But I'd like it to be included with other values as a variable in the *.csv file.

fvarela gravatar image fvarela  ( 2017-11-15 12:05:54 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-11-16 09:24:49 -0500

Zone volume is reported in the eio file. The data looks like this:

! <Zone Information>,Zone Name,North Axis {deg},Origin X-Coordinate {m},Origin Y-Coordinate {m},Origin Z-Coordinate {m},Centroid X-Coordinate {m},Centroid Y-Coordinate {m},Centroid Z-Coordinate {m},Type,Zone Multiplier,Zone List Multiplier,Minimum X {m},Maximum X {m},Minimum Y {m},Maximum Y {m},Minimum Z {m},Maximum Z {m},Ceiling Height {m},Volume {m3},Zone Inside Convection Algorithm {Simple-Detailed-CeilingDiffuser-TrombeWall},Zone Outside Convection Algorithm {Simple-Detailed-Tarp-MoWitt-DOE-2-BLAST}, Floor Area {m2},Exterior Gross Wall Area {m2},Exterior Net Wall Area {m2},Exterior Window Area {m2}, Number of Surfaces, Number of SubSurfaces, Number of Shading SubSurfaces,  Part of Total Building Area
Zone Information, ZONE_01,0.0,0.00,0.00,0.00,10.05,15.05,2.00,1,1,1,0.00,20.10,0.00,30.10,0.00,4.00,4.00,2400.00,TARP,DOE-2,600.00,281.20,281.20,0.00,6,0,0,Yes
Zone Information, ZONE_02,0.0,0.00,0.00,0.00,50.15,15.05,6.00,1,1,1,20.10,80.20,0.00,30.10,4.00,8.00,3.98,7199.88,TARP,DOE-2,1799.97,721.60,721.60,0.00,6,0,0,Yes
Zone Information, ZONE_03,0.0,0.00,0.00,0.00,50.15,15.05,2.00,1,1,1,20.10,80.20,0.00,30.10,0.00,4.00,4.00,7199.88,TARP,DOE-2,1799.97,601.20,601.20,0.00,6,0,0,Yes
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answered 2017-11-16 09:12:07 -0500

Look through the .rdd and .mdd files after a simulation to see what time series data can be requested. zone volume is available in the tabular portion of the sql file. You could gather and combine tabular and time series data in your own custom csv by running post processing script.

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