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Air Wall Zone Mixing not compatible with new version of OpenStudio?

asked 2021-03-30 15:59:07 -0600

Draza gravatar image

updated 2021-07-09 17:48:47 -0600

I am modeling a warehouse that is a single space but needs to be broken into multiple thermal zones. I have created the space and zones and have downloaded the Air Wall Zone Mixing measure from the BCL. When I go to apply the measure from the apply measure now window, the modeler description and input fields are empty. Is this an issue with the new version of OpenStudio? I am using OpenStudio Application version 1.1.0 and openstudio SDK version 3.1.0. The measure says its compatible with OS versions 2.8 and later.

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answered 2021-03-31 17:56:24 -0600

updated 2021-03-31 18:20:49 -0600

Sorry you are having problems with the copy on BCL, I did just test the GitHub copy and that appears to work and can be found here https://github.com/NREL/openstudio-common-measures-gem/tree/develop/lib/measures/air_wall_zone_mixing

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You could also consider the new Air Boundary Construction object in OpenStudio, which supports new EnergyPlus air wall capability. That is shown below. image description

I did just get it updated on BCL so it should match GitHub. So you can try to update your local BCL copy instead of using GitHub.

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Thanks! I am able to apply the measure now, however after applying the measure and running the simulation I get severe errors saying that "'Surface xxx' uses Construction:AirBoundary in a non-interzone surface" for each surface that separates my zones. Also, where can I find more information on the air boundary construction object? I do not see information in the Input output reference.

Thanks for your assistance.

Draza gravatar image Draza  ( 2021-03-31 18:49:22 -0600 )edit

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