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Output variable from OpenStudio

asked 2021-12-22 17:07:29 -0600

MaRe gravatar image

updated 2021-12-24 13:33:24 -0600

Hello. I am using OpenStudio and I am trying to look for the incident solar radiation that is absorbed for a surface in my model (floor), because I want to graph it versus time using DView. For doing that, first, I need to select the apropiate output variable in the "output variable" tag of OS. However, I wasn't able to find any variable like that, in spite that, I have found in the "Input Output Reference" document of EnergyPlus a output variable such as "Surface Inside Face absorbed Solar Radiation Rate [W]". I would like to ask how I could get this output variable from OpenStudio to plot it in Dview. I appreciate any help about this. Thank you.

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Hello. I used EnergyPlus editor to open my model and I selected the "Output:Variable" and created a new objet to look for the variable I want. EnergyPlus editor has more options than OS in the "output variable" tag. I found "Surface Inside Face Absorbed Shortwave Radiation Rate".

MaRe gravatar image MaRe  ( 2021-12-24 13:27:45 -0600 )edit

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answered 2022-01-02 11:39:58 -0600

Petros Dalavouras gravatar image

If you didn't want to leave the openstudio application interface, you could use the AddOutputVariable measure which you can find under reporting QAQC measures. When you finish your simulation you can see all the available outputs for your model in the .rdd file which you can find at the run simulation tab==>Show Simulation. Copy the desired output's name and paste at your measure and you will be good to go

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Thank you for your answer, it was very helpful.

MaRe gravatar image MaRe  ( 2022-01-04 08:07:50 -0600 )edit

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