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2020-06-10 13:02:27 -0600 marked best answer Timestep temperature data for individual wall layers

Is there a way to get timeseries temperature data for each individual layer of the envelope object like wall or roof. For example, if I have a BuildingSurface:Detailed object named South_wall which is assigned a Construction object Exterior_wall made up of different Material objects as mentioned below, then is it possible to get hourly temperature data for the inside and outside surfaces of each individual layers of the Construction object for each BuildingSurface:Detailed object

Construction,
Exterior Wall,
bevel_cedar_siding,
Bldg_paper_felt,
OSB_3/4in,
wall_consol_layer_empty_cavity,
Drywall_1/2in;

I know we can get the temperature data for the inside and outside surfaces of the BuildingSurface:Detailed object using the Surface Inside/Outside Face Temperature output variable. But this does not provide data for individual layers.

2020-06-10 13:02:00 -0600 commented question Timestep temperature data for individual wall layers

Thanks @Aaron. The Conduction Finite Difference algorithm solved my problem.

2020-05-29 02:34:46 -0600 edited question Timestep temperature data for individual wall layers

Timestep temperature data for individual wall layers Is there a way to get timeseries temperature data for each individu

2020-05-29 02:33:59 -0600 edited question Timestep temperature data for individual wall layers

Timestep temperature data for individual wall layers Is there a way to get timeseries temperature data for each individu

2020-05-29 02:31:35 -0600 asked a question Timestep temperature data for individual wall layers

Timestep temperature data for individual wall layers Is there a way to get timeseries temperature data for each individu

2019-04-22 20:49:04 -0600 commented answer Can eppy retain order of the objects as in the original IDF?

I already have some scripts written using Eppy and migrating to a different tool at this point wouldn't be a good idea.

2019-04-22 20:45:53 -0600 marked best answer Can eppy retain order of the objects as in the original IDF?

I have a script which uses eppy to generate an Ideal Air Loads (IAL) model from a model with a complete HVAC system. I want to do further processing on this IDF and it is necessary that I have the same order of the objects as in the original IDF (which has a sorted order based on IDF Editor 1.31). Is there a way to retain the original object order in eppy. I am using the idf.saveas() function. Probably there's a different function?

Also, is there a way to retain comments made using '!' ? IDFEditor retains them but can eppy?

2019-04-22 20:45:52 -0600 commented answer Can eppy retain order of the objects as in the original IDF?

Thanks Santosh! I figured out a way to do both the things using a combination of Eppy and plain text manipulation. I mig

2019-04-18 17:46:56 -0600 asked a question Can eppy retain order of the objects as in the original IDF?

Can eppy retain order of the objects as in the original IDF? I have a script which uses eppy to generate an Ideal Air Lo

2019-04-03 12:22:49 -0600 commented answer Run EnergyPlus from python?

@Julien Marrec do you know if your subprocess.popen code works with E+ V8.0.0 ? I tried to run it and it is giving me er

2019-04-03 12:21:20 -0600 commented answer Run EnergyPlus from python?

@Julien Marrec do you know if your subprocess.popen code works with E+ V8.0.0 ? I tried to run it and it is giving me er

2019-04-03 12:21:03 -0600 commented answer Run EnergyPlus from python?

@Julien Marrec do you know if your subprocess.popen code works with E+ V8.0.0 ? I tried to run it and it is giving me an

2019-04-03 12:20:29 -0600 commented answer Run EnergyPlus from python?

@Julien Marrec do you know if the your subprocess.popen code works with E+ V8.0.0 ? I tried to run it and it is giving m

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2019-03-21 15:57:02 -0600 edited question Eppy - FileNotFoundError

Eppy - FileNotFoundError I am using eppy for the first time. I am running python using the Spyder IDE and I ran these fi

2019-03-21 15:56:26 -0600 asked a question Eppy - FileNotFoundError

Eppy - FileNotFoundError I am using eppy for the first time. I am running python using the Spyder IDE and I ran this fir

2019-03-13 15:16:57 -0600 edited question Ideal loads - zone cooling load decreases with increase in OAT

Ideal loads - zone cooling load decreases with increase in OAT I am running an ASHRAE 90.1 prototype MediumOffice buildi

2019-03-13 15:16:25 -0600 edited question Ideal loads - zone cooling load decreases with increase in OAT

Ideal loads - zone cooling load decreases with increase in OAT I am running an ASHRAE 90.1 prototype MediumOffice buildi

2019-03-13 15:12:07 -0600 edited question Ideal loads - zone cooling load decreases with increase in OAT

Ideal loads - zone cooling load decreases with increase in OAT I am running an ASHRAE 90.1 prototype MediumOffice buildi

2019-03-13 15:10:40 -0600 asked a question Ideal loads - zone cooling load decreases with increase in OAT

Ideal loads - zone cooling load decreases with increase in OAT I am running an ASHRAE 90.1 prototype MediumOffice buildi

2019-03-11 19:39:20 -0600 commented question Data Viewer like DView but for Sub-hourly Data

Hi Eric, thanks for the answer. I'd just like to add that DView does not read the timeseries data accurately from the .c

2019-03-11 19:39:03 -0600 commented question Data Viewer like DView but for Sub-hourly Data

Hi Eric, thanks for the answer. I'd just like to add that the DView does not read the timeseries data accurately from th

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2019-03-06 14:04:11 -0600 marked best answer IDF Version Updater failing to convert

I am trying to convert the following IDF file (an ASHRAE 90.1 prototype) from version 8.0 to 9.0 using the IDF Version Updater which comes with EnergyPlus 9.0 installation.

But I am getting the following error - Error starting Transition-Vx-x-x Program: 2

Initially the conversion was failing at the first conversion (that is from V8.0 to V8.1). Then I downloaded these set of files and followed the instructions. Now it works fine until V8.4 but gives the same error after that.

I can see that the files that I downloaded from the above link only include transition files upto V8.4. The rest of the transition files on my computer (from V8.5 to V9.0) are from the EnergyPlus 9.0 installation. Can someone point me to the updated transition files or any other way to fix this problem?

2019-03-06 14:04:07 -0600 commented answer IDF Version Updater failing to convert

Thanks, that worked.

2019-03-05 15:22:26 -0600 asked a question IDF Version Updater failing to convert

IDF Version Updater failing to convert I am trying to convert the following IDF file (an ASHRAE 90.1 prototype) from ver

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2018-04-17 15:51:40 -0600 marked best answer Plant loop with steam equipment definitions possible?

I am modeling a lab building with a lot of equipment like steam sterilizers with direct steam consumption. I added steam equipment loads in the spaces and I am getting the MBtu's of steam consumed by the building in the OpenStudio output. However, I want the output in terms of natural gas used to produce that steam. Is there a way I can model a plant loop, add these steam equipment loads on the supply side and have a natural gas fired boiler producing steam on the demand side ? How can this be done in OpenStudio? Or is there any other way I can model steam consumption in spaces and natural gas consumption as the output?

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2018-04-17 15:50:43 -0600 commented answer Plant loop with steam equipment definitions possible?

Thanks for the answer @Julien. 19k karma points is amazing! After you short derivation, I read about the fraction lost/r

2018-04-17 15:50:23 -0600 commented answer Plant loop with steam equipment definitions possible?

@Eric Ringold I upvoted the request. Thanks for adding it.

2018-04-17 15:49:20 -0600 commented answer Plant loop with steam equipment definitions possible?

Thanks for the answer @Julien. 19000 karma points is amazing! After you short derivation, I read about the fraction lost

2018-04-16 15:57:04 -0600 edited question Plant loop with steam equipment definitions possible?

Plant loop with steam equipment definitions possible? I am modeling a lab building with a lot of equipment like steam st

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2018-04-16 15:07:56 -0600 asked a question Plant loop with steam equipment definitions possible?

Plant loop with steam equipment definitions possible? I am modeling a lab building with a lot of equipment like steam st

2018-04-13 23:11:03 -0600 commented question PAT run failing with zero errors or warnings

Did you try creating a new PAT project with the same OSM file? You can refer this question. I guess sometimes the PAT do

2018-04-13 23:10:26 -0600 commented question PAT run failing with zero errors or warnings

Did you try creating a new PAT project with the same OSM file? You can refer this link. I guess sometimes the PAT does n

2018-04-09 17:07:00 -0600 commented answer fume hood exhaust capacity modeling

Hi SVVitale! I am trying to do a similar thing and would love to know whether what you suggested here in the answer work