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IES-VE for phase change

asked 2015-07-17 10:43:13 -0500

updated 2015-07-17 10:48:28 -0500

Does anyone have experience modeling phase change material in IES-VE? Comments on best workflow, procedures and results compared to real-world performance?

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answered 2015-07-22 11:25:07 -0500

Jeff Sage-Lauck's avatar

As far as I know, PCM cannot be modeled explicitly in IESVE. Supposedly you can approximate its behavior by following these guidelines:

http://www.iesve.com/content/mediaassets/pdf/FAQ%20-%20Phase%20Change%20Materials.pdf

I haven't tried this method myself, but I'd be reluctant to put too much faith into the results.

In my opinion, EnergyPlus is the best building simulation tool for modeling PCM.

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