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Input time series into EnergyPlus from csv or txt files

asked 2015-07-16 06:57:52 -0500

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updated 2015-07-26 18:59:33 -0500

Is it possible to import (txt, csv) files into EnergyPlus for running time-series simulations (changing a variable with every time step). For example, I want to model a concrete core heating/cooling system and the supply temperature and mass flow should be set to measured values (time step 10 minutes).

Or do I have to write them by hand into schedules?

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answered 2015-07-16 07:15:52 -0500

updated 2015-07-16 08:26:23 -0500

It sounds like you need Schedule:File objects. These refer to a CSV file and column number which contains your input variables.

In the situation you describe though, I think you may also need to use EMS, since I'm not sure mass flow rate can be controlled by schedule directly (though there is a Pump Flow Rate Schedule Name field for the ZoneHVAC:LowTemperatureRadiant:ConstantFlow object).

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@Jamie Bull, you share a desk with someone? How does that work exactly?

__AmirRoth__ gravatar image __AmirRoth__  ( 2015-07-16 07:38:57 -0500 )edit

workplace of the future?

MatthewSteen gravatar image MatthewSteen  ( 2015-07-16 07:57:53 -0500 )edit

@Amir Roth - they're all hotdesks in my office at UCL, though in this case just imprecise phrasing!

Jamie Bull gravatar image Jamie Bull  ( 2015-07-16 08:13:06 -0500 )edit

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