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how to change building insulation thickness using PAT measure?

asked 2017-12-02 20:46:44 -0600

updated 2017-12-05 15:12:13 -0600

I would like to study the effect of insulation thickness change on a building. I wounder if there is a measure to do that using PAT ?

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answered 2017-12-04 11:24:45 -0600

Set R-value of Insulation for Exterior Walls to a specific value measure and Set R-value of Insulation for Roofs to a Specific Value Set should do what you want. You can add them into PAT, and then make measure group options and design alternatives using different insulation values.

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Thanks David for your reply, What I want to do is change the insulation thickness directly not the R value, let's say my wall has insulation layer 1 inch and i want study the effect of insulation thickness change from 1 to 3 inch with 0.5 step. How can i do that ?

Saeed Elshayeb's avatar Saeed Elshayeb  ( 2017-12-04 13:53:38 -0600 )edit

The measure alters R value by changing the insulation thickness, vs. changing material properties or adding a new layer to the construction. Looking at material properties you could calculate the the R value delta needed to achieve the 0.5 inch thickness delta you are looking for.

David Goldwasser's avatar David Goldwasser  ( 2017-12-04 14:30:33 -0600 )edit

I will try it, Thanks

Saeed Elshayeb's avatar Saeed Elshayeb  ( 2017-12-04 23:18:44 -0600 )edit

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