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Model a Passive Louvered Window Overhang in EnergyPlus

asked 2018-05-14 09:17:35 -0600

updated 2018-05-14 13:26:50 -0600

I checked and there doesn't seem to be an EnergyPlus object for this device. Unless I model each piece of louver as an individual shading device.

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answered 2018-05-14 14:46:39 -0600

In EnergyPlus you would have to model each louver as an individual shading device using a Shading:Zone:Detailed object.

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Would you please let me know how you modeled several pieces of louvers as an individual shading device? Thanks!

Mohammad gravatar image Mohammad  ( 2019-10-25 14:30:03 -0600 )edit

Each would be modeled using Shading:Zone:Detailed objects. I'm not sure it is worth that effort.

JasonGlazer gravatar image JasonGlazer  ( 2019-10-28 11:23:48 -0600 )edit

answered 2018-05-14 16:27:28 -0600

As an alternative approach, if you were trying to minimize runtime (and surfaces), you could pre-calculate the fraction of sun that passes through for each hour of the year, and then model in EnergyPlus as a single shading surface with a transmittance schedule assigned based on pre-calculated fractional values.

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