Designbuilder Zone merging not working

asked 2021-06-12 16:50:10 -0600

Gars gravatar image

In Desiognbuilder I created six zones and I must merge them in pairs. I draw the holes and use merging options (by holes and manually), but in Energyplus simulation the holes allow solar radiation and air flow as if they were external holes. Am I missing something?

Thank you

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@Gars what version of DesignBuilder are you using, and how do you know that the holes allow solar radiation and air flow as if they were external holes?

Aaron Boranian gravatar image Aaron Boranian  ( 2021-06-13 10:07:52 -0600 )edit

V. 6 The holes are for creating a double height space and only explanation for Gaussinal-like solar gains from morning to evening is with an horizontal surface.There are high air flow even with no natural ventilation alowed through windows. I'm sure there is no any gap between the two floors, holes can be created from one side and surface between floors is internal floor..

Gars gravatar image Gars  ( 2021-06-13 14:06:09 -0600 )edit
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@Gars thanks for the information. Can you add the EnergyPlus objects that you're referring to for holes and/or airflow between zones? Or use Dropbox, Google Drive, etc. to share the full IDF for others to review? Also, editing your question to add any screenshots of output variable plots or other figures to help explain the issue would be great.

Aaron Boranian gravatar image Aaron Boranian  ( 2021-06-13 15:32:35 -0600 )edit