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Simulating complex curved blinds

asked 2020-12-16 16:57:21 -0500

julien.brunner gravatar image

updated 2020-12-17 11:35:00 -0500

Hello there

I am new to this forum and new to EnergyPlus with all its surrounding programs and possibilities. My question: is there a way to simulate blinds with complex curves, such as double curves (like a sinus) or any other curved shape? The LBNL WINDOW function to rise a blind is not enough. Does anyone know how the workflow would be to get BSDF-Data from WINDOW? Such as create geometry in CAD -> (import in THERM?) -> import in WINDOW -> export BSDF. I have only found a workflow for cellular shadings, but not for complex blinds.

From other questions I know how to import the BSDF into EP, but don't know how to get there.

Sincerely Julien

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answered 2021-01-27 09:52:19 -0500

Samuel de Vries gravatar image

You could consider the following (I haven't tried this myself, but It's suggested in literature):

some CAD software (Honeybee/Dive for Rhino, groundhog for sketchup,..?) -> genBSDF (a radiance program) -> import in LBNL Window -> export to CFS idf for use in EnergyPlus

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