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Simulating varying parameters

asked 2015-07-13 23:19:25 -0500

tjolutobi gravatar image

updated 2015-07-15 06:29:41 -0500

Dear all, I have some issues modelling with OS and E+, I want to ask about how to vary shading coefficient (SC), window to wall ratio and different orientation in open studio/E+. I Know how to create a building in OS with different WWR and safe as separate files but I don't know how to do that of shading coefficient in either programme. Regarding orientation, I find the four orientation in energy plus but not in open studion (that is N,S,E,W) but I need to simulate 8 different orientation in my study (N, NE, S, SW, E, SE,W & NW)and I do not not how to go about this. Again I would like to know if there is a better way than building 7/8 different model with different WWR in OS, I guess there should be.

Thank you everyone olutobi

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Welcome @tjolutobi. I suggest you break this up into separate questions and search through previous questions for some of the answers.

MatthewSteen gravatar imageMatthewSteen ( 2015-07-14 09:23:03 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-07-14 23:00:00 -0500

updated 2015-07-14 23:08:02 -0500

For building rotations in OpenStudio, take a look at this measure on the BCL.

To alter window characteristics like shading coefficient, take a look at this measure on the BCL.

These measures are best applied using OpenStudio's Parametric Analysis Tool (PAT) so you don't have to manually create each design alternative. Learn more about using PAT to evaluate different design alternatives here.

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thank you, that was helpful.

tjolutobi gravatar imagetjolutobi ( 2015-07-15 23:28:58 -0500 )edit

hello Ijbrackney, I have checked through PAT and i can say i find it interesting but it appears there is no measures for shading coefficient for glazing materials. anyone with any idea on this will be greatly appreciated. Thank you all

tjolutobi gravatar imagetjolutobi ( 2015-07-20 02:27:16 -0500 )edit

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