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How to model Tubular Daylight Devices in OS?

asked 2015-02-14 17:44:19 -0500

Dinosaver gravatar image

updated 2015-02-16 08:19:45 -0500

I beg a pardon for so many questions, but OS is really not so obviously connected to E+ as it could be... The question is in the topic, simulation returns the same fatal error:

FindTDDPipe: Surface=SUB SURFACE 11, TDD:Dome object does not reference a valid Diffuser object....needs DaylightingDevice:Tubular of same name as Surface.

In E+ TDD object looks different and has additional settings to model it. Does OS support TDD the same way?

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No need to apologize, this is what UnmetHours is for!

__AmirRoth__ gravatar image __AmirRoth__  ( 2015-02-15 08:39:32 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-02-14 20:44:54 -0500

TDDs are not yet supported in OpenStudio, but when they get added they will work in pretty much the same way as in E+. We just have not yet wrapped the DaylightingDevice:Tubular object in OpenStudio. In the meantime, these can be modeled using an E+ Measure.

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Would be great to exclude this object from subsurface's choice :)

Dinosaver gravatar image Dinosaver  ( 2015-02-15 04:07:08 -0500 )edit

Or add the TubularDaylightingDevice object. It is straightforward to handle in E+, I think the radiance integration is more challenging though.

macumber gravatar image macumber  ( 2015-02-15 11:33:16 -0500 )edit

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