How to choose the type of heat transfer algorithm used; What is the difference between DOE-2 and TARP?

asked 2020-09-30 14:44:49 -0500

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updated 2020-10-01 09:08:59 -0500


I'm evaluating the performance of a green roof on a Secondary School building and I was wondering how can I choose what type of heat algorithm is suitable for calculating surface convection of my building. I know there are four SurfaceConvectionAlgorithm:Inside and five for SurfaceConvectionAlgorithm:Outside options for calculating surface convection in EnergyPlus. However, I wanted to know why the default for outside is DOE-2 and for inside is TARP. Could I choose TARP as my surface convection algorithm for outside? Would it increase the accuracy? How would it change the results compare to using DOE-2 as surface convection algorithm for outside.

Thank you,

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