[Bldg-sim] eQuest multi-level spaces

Dan Ocarroll DOcarroll at rhfae.com
Fri Mar 14 08:21:29 PDT 2008



Thanks for the reply.  I have done exactly what you are suggesting and
it works for me if the lowest level of the multi-level space corresponds
to the lowest shell.  However, if the lowest level of the multi-level
space does not correspond to the lowest shell then it does not work for


Have you had success using this feature when the multi-level space does
not sit on the ground floor?





From: Sever, Franc [mailto:SeverFranc at karpinskieng.com] 
Sent: Friday, March 14, 2008 11:13 AM
To: Dan Ocarroll; bldg-sim at lists.onebuilding.org
Subject: RE: [Bldg-sim] eQuest multi-level spaces




The way I have always done this is by making that specific zone the same
up through all the shells, so if there was a 3 story atrium the "atrium
zone" on the lowest floor would define the height of the atrium, the
"atrium zone" in the second and third shells I would specify open to
below.  I am not completely certain that this is the correct way of
doing this, does anyone know if this is the best way to model multi
story spaces?


Franc J. Sever 
Engineer, Mechanical 

3135 Euclid Avenue 
Cleveland, OH  44115 
P  216-391-3700 
F  216-391-0108 
E  FSever at karpinskieng.com 




From: bldg-sim-bounces at lists.onebuilding.org
[mailto:bldg-sim-bounces at lists.onebuilding.org] On Behalf Of Dan
Sent: Friday, March 14, 2008 9:39 AM
To: bldg-sim at lists.onebuilding.org
Subject: [Bldg-sim] eQuest multi-level spaces

Hello all,

I am modeling a four floor building in which there are many multi-level
spaces. Each floor of the building has a different footprint and I have
created a shell for each.  Some of the multi-level spaces are two floors
high, some three, and some four.  The lowest level may start at the 1st,
2nd, or 3rd floor.  When I create a multi-level space with the 1st floor
as the lowest level things work fine, the 3-D geometry shows up as it
should.  When I create a similar space in which the lowest floor is not
the 1st floor then the roof and walls do not go up to the top level of
the space.


I am working in the wizard and using the zone characteristics button
(wizard screen 2 of 25 of the shell component) to modify the thermal
zones.  In the first instance (when the geometry works well), I am given
the opportunity to input the conditioned height.  In the second (things
don't work well), the conditioned height input box does not appear.


Can this be fixed within the wizard or do I have to fix it in detailed
mode?  If this were just one space I wouldn't bother to ask.  But it is
many, many spaces.




Daniel T. O'Carroll, EI

docarroll at rhfae.com


Robert H. Fuller & Assoc, Inc.

5151 Reed Road, Suite 225C

Columbus, OH 43220


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