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Can we use different thermal zone in one space (room) in EnergyPlus?

asked 2018-11-12 17:35:41 -0500

alireza's avatar

updated 2018-11-12 18:20:18 -0500

Can we use different thermal zone in one space (room) in EnergyPlus?
I want to make a room with 5 different thermal space, like the thing that we have in e-Quest that we can make a room with 5 thermal zone

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Specific to eQuest, are you talking about subdividing a room into multiple zones? OR talking about applying a multiplier at the space input to have multiple of the same space? Needing some context to address

dradair's avatar dradair  ( 2018-11-14 16:58:07 -0500 )edit

actually, I want to separate one specific room to different thermal zone. this means that I want to make a more accurate model when I calculate and talk about the room. because as we know each wall of a room has a different condition. so I want to consider this different thermal condition in each part of my room to make an accurate model.

alireza's avatar alireza  ( 2018-11-14 17:25:51 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-11-13 13:20:10 -0500

You can use different thermal zones in one physical room. What you need to do is to add air walls for each zones.

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answered 2018-11-12 21:24:29 -0500

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I have not used eQUEST that much, but in OpenStudio you can group spaces under one zone using the SketchUp plugin. Check this Video (minute 3:00)

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