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How to add "Air wall" in open studio?

asked 2022-03-31 08:39:17 -0600

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updated 2022-03-31 08:54:19 -0600

Hello everyone, I am trying to add "Air wall" in my model, but when I search "Air wall" in library, I can't find it. I also try to add it in OS application or Sketchup plug-in, both failed... I use the latest OS, any one can help me give some suggestions? thank you

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@zertion this post seems very similar to another post you made. If it's alright with you, I will close the other post as a duplicate of this one.

Aaron Boranian's avatar Aaron Boranian  ( 2022-03-31 08:53:15 -0600 )edit

Hi Aaron, I delete that question~

zertion's avatar zertion  ( 2022-04-02 08:47:10 -0600 )edit

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answered 2022-04-01 13:54:33 -0600

"+" new Air Wall Material

New Air Wall Material

"+" new Construction (with new Air Wall Material as its only layer).

New Air Wall Construction

Assign new Air Wall Construction to 2x connected surfaces. Here, a single wall (Office Right Wall) separating the office area from the fine storage area of the US DOE Benchmark Warehouse.

Connected surfaces

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Note that the "Air Wall Material" is meant to represent a transparent layer for DAYLIGHTING simulations via Radiance in OpenStudio. An ENERGY simulation with this will be treated as 1" of gypsum dry wall (opaque). The "Construction Air Boundary" is meant to represent a transparent construction assembly, along with possible air mixing between zones on either side of the surface. More information can be found in this post.

Aaron Boranian's avatar Aaron Boranian  ( 2022-04-01 14:34:02 -0600 )edit

Hi Aaron, Thank you so much for your patience help. I use "Air-wall" for energy simulation, to split an open space. So maybe "Air Boundary" is more suitable. I add an "Air Boundary Construction" like this:

There are four optional measure, do we need to use any measure here? I try to search "Air Wall Zone Mixing" in "Components and Measures" but no results...

zertion's avatar zertion  ( 2022-04-02 09:08:41 -0600 )edit

Those optional measure tags are useful if you apply the openstudio-standards measure. If you only want to apply the open boundary with air mixing between zones, no additional measures are needed -- just the Construction:AirBoundary object from your OpenStudio Application screenshot.

Aaron Boranian's avatar Aaron Boranian  ( 2022-04-04 09:38:30 -0600 )edit

Thank you so much. It fixed my problem!!

zertion's avatar zertion  ( 2022-05-19 10:20:27 -0600 )edit

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