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Wood window construction

asked 2018-08-20 05:27:02 -0500

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updated 2018-08-20 09:51:43 -0500

I want to define a wood window construction in OpenStudio. Now i'm putting a layer of wood, and defining that is an operable window, but them i'm having problems in the ventilation simulations. If i use ventilation with: wind and stack it say that is an error with the construction set, and if i use design flow rate natural ventilation, it say error * Severe * FenestrationSurface:Detailed="SUB SURFACE 9" has an opaque surface construction; it should have a window construction. How can i define a window construction with wood as material? I will be thankful if you can help me!

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answered 2018-08-21 03:11:29 -0500

You can’t, a window, by definition, is not opaque. You cannot define wood in place of glass.

Are you wanting to define a wood frame? Or you want to define an opaque wood surface, like a door or shutter?

Both are possible, if you want the former, you need to create a complex glazing build up and account for wood material properties in the frame. If the latter, don’t use a window object.

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Thank, really i just want define a window, as a door, with opaque wood surface, i tried also created a blind window material, i appear an error that also this in not surfaces for a window. I would like to make a standard tropical window which are with opaque surfaces.

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