How to get Zone Electric Equipment Sensible Rate [W]?

asked 2021-12-02 09:12:57 -0600

mdengusiak gravatar image

updated 2021-12-02 11:28:31 -0600

I can see that can get:

I guess this Zone Electric Equipment Sensible Heating Rate [W] does not exist but it would be

Zone Electric Equipment Sensible Heating Rate [W] = Zone Electric Equipment Radiant Heating Rate [W] + Zone Electric Equipment Convective Heating Rate [W]

Zone Electric Equipment Total Heating Rate [W] = Zone Electric Equipment Sensible Heating Rate [W] + Zone Electric Equipment Latent Gain Rate [W]

https://bigladdersoftware.com/epx/doc...

Please let me know if my interpretation is correct and if there is another variable already with a different name that I did not correctly understood

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@mdengusiak this question seems to be very similar to your other post related to infiltration rate output variables. Did that give you enough information to search the EnergyPlus source code to answer this question?

Aaron Boranian gravatar image Aaron Boranian  ( 2021-12-04 11:54:41 -0600 )edit

@aaron, thanks for the reply...unfortunately not. It is really confusing and not consistent naming, definition across different variables. For example we have Mean only for: Zone Mean Radiant Temperature, Zone Mean Air Temperature, Zone Mean Air Dewpoint Temperature, Zone Mean Air Humidity Ratio and we do not have for RH, Operative etc.. another Infiltration we have only in Energy [J] and not Rate [W] like most other variables ..This is main reason why I want to always confirm my interpretation to be 100% and make sure my understanding is correct. I hope this is not problem?

mdengusiak gravatar image mdengusiak  ( 2021-12-06 05:50:12 -0600 )edit

Third examples: People we have: Zone People Radiant Heating Rate + Convective = Zone People Sensible Heating Rate, Sensible + Zone People Latent Gain Rate = Zone People Total Heating Rate. This is perfect and I wish we have the same in all variables but for Electric Equipment we do not have Zone Electric Equipment Sensible Heating Rate same with Lights...

mdengusiak gravatar image mdengusiak  ( 2021-12-06 05:55:20 -0600 )edit

Understood, I just wanted to check and see if you found a solution from the other post. I definitely agree with you that EnergyPlus source code variables are not always intuitively named.

Aaron Boranian gravatar image Aaron Boranian  ( 2021-12-06 11:07:03 -0600 )edit