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typo in openstudio app

asked 2020-09-16 20:24:03 -0500

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updated 2020-09-18 11:25:07 -0500

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In the OpenStudio app version 1.0.1 I am seeing Outdoor Air Flow Per Floor Area as m/s I'm guessing that this should actually be m3/s since m/s doesnt make sense?

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The dimensional analysis is correct as Jason DeGraw answered. The broader question would be whether we couldn't display (m3/s/m2) or something like that (there are a lot of worse cases throughout the App, such as Coil:Cooling:DX:SingleSpeed "Rated Evaporator Fan Power per Volume Flow Rate" which shows as Pa which is also correct but quite confusing). The answer is that it's really hard to do it given the inner workings of the SDK and the way the OS App implements it, and that the effort isn't worth the reward.

Julien Marrec gravatar image Julien Marrec  ( 2020-09-18 16:49:37 -0500 )edit

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answered 2020-09-16 21:02:49 -0500

I think it's actually correct, air flow per area would be:

(m3/s)/m2 = m/s

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