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Trnsys simulation - How do you evaluate thermal load estimation?

asked 2021-02-22 08:26:22 -0500

Claude's avatar

updated 2021-04-06 15:32:50 -0500

Hi, I need help with the Trnsys software, I am a beginner. I need to simulate a building-plant system, I followed the manual instructions and created the 3D with Sketchup, then I imported the model into Simulation and with TRNBuild I entered all the characteristics on the opaque and glazed components. How do I calculate the heating and cooling load of the building? How do I define the operating periods for winter and summer season; people's occupancy; etc? Thank you to those who can help me!

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answered 2021-03-18 09:27:59 -0500

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To get heating and cooling loads you need to define heating and cooling types for your zones. Internal gains can be scheduled and applied to the zones using gain types. I recommend that you work through the building tutorials in the Tutorials manual of the TRNSYS 18 Documentation set. The tutorials cover most of these concepts.

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Hi Tim, thanks for your advice. Regarding the manual you are talking about, are you referring to Volume 5 'Multizone Building modeling with Type56 and TRNBuild'?

Claude's avatar Claude  ( 2021-03-29 05:15:54 -0500 )edit

No, the Tutorials volume in the TRNSYS18 documentation set.

Tim McDowell's avatar Tim McDowell  ( 2021-03-29 08:38:37 -0500 )edit

OK thanks, I'll try to search the internet for this document.

Claude's avatar Claude  ( 2021-03-29 09:54:04 -0500 )edit

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