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Concrete core activation DesignBuilder

asked 2020-04-24 03:27:11 -0500

Sasha08 gravatar image

Hi, Im currently busy trying to set up a concrete core activation in the wall of my facade using the software DesignBuilder. I understood that to be able to do this you have to have the HVAC systems in detailed HVAC in order to be able to specify within the construction which layer is the internal source layer which is the concrete. Now, Im having issue with choosing the right HVAC system and setting this up for Design Builder to understand or simulate this as concrete core activation. How can I do this? Thanks in advance.

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answered 2020-04-27 03:51:44 -0500

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I'd suggest you look at the "internal source" information in DesignBuilder's Program Help here: https://designbuilder.co.uk/helpv6.0/...

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Hi there, Thanks for your comment. I have already checked this information out and my internal source is already set. The issue is when setting up the HVAC system. By this I mean choosing the right HVAC template in order for DesignBuilder to understand that it is concrete core activation. I have seen that some people use the HVAC system template for floor heating, but I have my doubts about it. Not sure how DesignBuilder can then understand that it is concrete core activation through the wall and not through the floor. Do you maybe have any ideas for this? Thanks in advance.

Sasha08 gravatar imageSasha08 ( 2020-04-27 06:43:03 -0500 )edit

DesignBuilder can model embedded pipes in walls, floors and ceilings for radiant heating and/or cooling. You can see the information related to a "Radiant Surface" here: https://designbuilder.co.uk/helpv6.0/...

Dave gravatar imageDave ( 2020-04-27 09:55:40 -0500 )edit

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