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Differents values for ceiling height [closed]

asked 2018-10-24 15:39:12 -0500

UilissonGFM's avatar

updated 2018-10-24 19:15:53 -0500

Hello community! My trouble is about 2 ceiling height values in my construction. In these different places from the rest there are slabs with glazing for illumination. Can I enter the different heights? What should I change or beware of in my simulations with these height differences? This is a construction corridor. Look out for empty spaces. There are my slabs Here is my slab with glazing for illumination. Take a look for difference between walls

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@Uilisson What simulation tool do you plan on using? There should be a tag for the tool, or you can mention it in your post so that people can help you better.

Aaron Boranian's avatar Aaron Boranian  ( 2018-10-24 17:46:38 -0500 )edit

Im Sorry for that, forgot to put It in my question. My simulation Tool is Openstudio

UilissonGFM's avatar UilissonGFM  ( 2018-10-24 18:11:12 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-10-25 12:29:05 -0500

If I understand correctly, you are trying to model two areas of the same building story where the ceilings are at different heights. As an example, let's say that you have a corridor with a ceiling height of 10' above the floor that leads into a foyer with a taller ceiling height of 15' above the same floor. To model this in OpenStudio, use the following process:

  1. When you draw the shape of the floor plan for the building story, use a line to separate the corridor from the foyer.
  2. Use the "Create Spaces from Diagram" tool in order to create 3-D spaces for each portion of the floor plan. This tool asks for a floor-to-ceiling height, so use it once for the corridor with 10' height and use it again for the foyer with 15' height. Refer to the Envelope section of the OpenStudio documentation for more details.

If your question is about making different ceiling construction assemblies with different thicknesses, then make two different Construction objects and combine the appropriate Material objects for each layer. Refer to the Constructions section of the OpenStudio documentation for more details.

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