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is there a example file for risk condensation analysis in energy plus?

asked 2015-03-26 20:08:23 -0600

altoruga gravatar image

updated 2015-07-11 17:07:21 -0600

Wufi is a great software but unfortunately i can't afford it, i believe that energy plus can do a similar analysis but i have no experience in that type of simulation. So where i can find a tutorial or example file?

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answered 2015-03-27 10:42:03 -0600

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The EnergyPlus example file is called HAMT_HourlyProfileReport.idf, in the usual ExampleFiles folder.

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Thanks, that should work. Any idea about a tutorial? Regards

altoruga gravatar image altoruga  ( 2015-03-27 13:10:06 -0600 )edit
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answered 2015-03-27 04:16:18 -0600

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updated 2020-04-05 17:12:09 -0600

Im going to stick my head out here and say that EnergyPlus can't do this 'out of the box'. I'm sure you could find a way to do it in EnergyPlus, but its not obvious to me. IES<ve> can do an interstitial condensation analysis. This is a calculation of the risk of moisture forming in between the material layers in a construction, with some fixed temperature and humidity conditions on the inside and outside faces of the construction. DesignBuilder appears to offer the same.

Another form of condensation analysis would be to quantify the risk of moisture forming inside an occupied zone. That could be done with EnergyPlus and a simple spreadsheet psychometric analysis.

I used IES and was underwhelmed, as always, with the controllability of the calculation and the documentation of its workings.

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Tthanks, but i am more interested in the ham method, i use Tas for interticial condensation and works fine, but is the simplified way to analysis, I noticed than when i open Energy plus you can change the Heat balance algorithm for combine heat and moisture finite element, I thing thats the one i looking for. Here is a paper. comparing the wufi and energy plus. http://www.ibpsa.org/proceedings/BS20... Regards

altoruga gravatar image altoruga  ( 2015-03-27 07:10:57 -0600 )edit

I am glad to be corrected. Whats the etiquette here, should I edit my answer or let it stand?

TomB gravatar image TomB  ( 2015-03-28 16:27:52 -0600 )edit

I'd suggest editing it to retain the alternative suggestion of using IES, but without stating that EnergyPlus can't do it.

Jamie Bull gravatar image Jamie Bull  ( 2015-03-29 05:22:22 -0600 )edit

Hello, I am interested in this topic, too. Do you know, if one can change the used HeatBalanceAlgorithm from "OpenStudio" (and provide the additionally needed material data). Or do I have to edti the IDF files manually?

Mike06 gravatar image Mike06  ( 2016-02-03 02:53:11 -0600 )edit

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