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Short time intervals

asked 2019-10-20 18:09:45 -0500

Amir Tabadkani's avatar

updated 2019-10-21 10:12:06 -0500

Dear Community,

Is there any possibility to import a schedule into E+ that contains short time intervals like 15 minutes?

Regards Amir

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answered 2019-10-21 10:57:24 -0500

updated 2019-10-21 10:57:50 -0500

As far as I'm aware, every type of EnergyPlus schedule can handle sub-hourly data. If you're wanting to import a schedule from elsewhere, you might consider using the Schedule:File object, which has a Minutes per Item field. It allows you to create your schedule in a CSV file, for example.

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Thank you @shorowit,

Then in this case, the time step of the schedule and simulation settings should be the same, Right?

Amir Tabadkani's avatar Amir Tabadkani  ( 2019-10-21 17:58:18 -0500 )edit

Don't have to, look at Field: Interpolate to Timestep

Yueyue_Zhou's avatar Yueyue_Zhou  ( 2019-10-22 15:42:05 -0500 )edit

answered 2019-10-21 14:27:32 -0500

If you are using OpenStudio to generate an EnergyPlus file, the Add Interval Schedule From File measure on BCL does this.

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Thanks for your suggestion,

No I am planning to import schedules into E+ by other interfaces such as Radiance or Daysim to control them through EMS..

Amir Tabadkani's avatar Amir Tabadkani  ( 2019-10-21 17:59:24 -0500 )edit

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