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How to use simple glazing system?

asked 2021-03-06 13:24:28 -0500

teddyho2308 gravatar image

updated 2021-04-01 11:13:15 -0500

How to fit the simple glazing system into the construction set in order to run a simulation???

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Which software are you using?

Ammar De gravatar image Ammar De  ( 2021-03-06 14:12:47 -0500 )edit

OpenStudio, thanks

teddyho2308 gravatar image teddyho2308  ( 2021-03-06 15:10:34 -0500 )edit

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answered 2021-03-06 21:05:53 -0500

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You can assign the glazing system material as a construction layer similar to any other construction. Follow these steps:

  • Define a new Simple Glazing System Window Material by clicking on the + sign at the bottom and then input the window properties.

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  • Create a new construction object and then drag the defined simple glazing material in the previous step and drop it in the gray box as shown below.

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  • Drag the previously defined construction and drop it for the glazing units as shown below.

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To use the WindowMaterial:SimpleGlazingSystem in IDF:

  1. In WindowMaterial:SimpleGlazingSystem, you need to define glazing system properties including values for U-factor and Solar Heat Gain Coefficient, and optionally Visible Transmittance.
  2. In Construction, you need to create a new construction and assign the object you defined in step 1 as a layer.
  3. You should reference the construction you defined in step 2 as the construction material for your windows in the FenestrationSurface:Detailed or Window objects.

The following is an IDF example:

    Glazing Layer,           !- Name
    2.0441736,               !- U-Factor {W/m2-K}
    0.38,                    !- Solar Heat Gain Coefficient
    0.418;                   !- Visible Transmittance

    Window_U_0.36_SHGC_0.38, !- Name
    Glazing Layer;           !- Outside Layer

    Perimeter_bot_ZN_1_Wall_South_Window1,  !- Name
    Window,                  !- Surface Type
    Window_U_0.36_SHGC_0.38, !- Construction Name
    Perimeter_bot_ZN_1_Wall_South,  !- Building Surface Name
    ,                        !- Outside Boundary Condition Object
    AutoCalculate,           !- View Factor to Ground
    ,                        !- Frame and Divider Name
    1.0000,                  !- Multiplier
    4,                       !- Number of Vertices
    0.000000000000,          !- Vertex 1 X-coordinate {m}
    0.000000000000,          !- Vertex 1 Y-coordinate {m}
    2.329300000000,          !- Vertex 1 Z-coordinate {m}
    0.0000,                  !- Vertex 2 X-coordinate {m}
    0.0000,                  !- Vertex 2 Y-coordinate {m}
    0.95455007488,           !- Vertex 2 Z-coordinate {m}
    15.8242,                 !- Vertex 3 X-coordinate {m}
    0.0000,                  !- Vertex 3 Y-coordinate {m}
    0.95455007488,           !- Vertex 3 Z-coordinate {m}
    15.824200000000,         !- Vertex 4 X-coordinate {m}
    0.000000000000,          !- Vertex 4 Y-coordinate {m}
    2.329300000000;          !- Vertex 4 Z-coordinate {m}
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