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Is there a way where instead of passing setpoint to my energyplus file, I directly provide the heating rates as inputs to my energyplus model?

asked 2024-05-23 13:14:20 -0500

updated 2024-05-25 07:09:25 -0500

I am new to energyplus. My end goal is to be able to manipulate the heating rate at a given timestep using the energyplus python api. The only way I see that can happen is that the heating rates are actuator values. For example since setpoints are actuator values, I can easily change them during the simulation. Is there a way to directly change the heating rates just the way I can change setpoints? The only way I see is passing a set of heating rate for each time step instead of passing a set point for the zone temperature.

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answered 2024-05-26 17:14:18 -0500

Jamie Sullivan's avatar

One option would be to just apply the heating rate as an internal heat gain. Then, a trick you can use for EMS controls is to set the value of the internal gain object (or similar) to 1, and then you use the EMS to control its schedule. So if, say, you want 100W you can have the EMS set the schedule value to 100 as 100*1 = 100.

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