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Re: [EnergyPlus_Support] Ground Temps

If you have no other data, a reasonable assumption is to use 18C for 
all 12 months for the ground temperature and to describe the slab 
floor construction with concrete as the outside layer (no soil layer 
as some of the examples show).  This is reasonable, because the 
ground temperature under the main portion of the floor of a 
conditioned space tends to stabilize to a temperature driven by the 
indoor conditioned space temperature.  In the version 1.0.2 release, 
a ground temperature preprocessor will be available to help estimate 
more specific ground temperaures for a specific foundation 
configuration in a specific location.

On 10 May 2002, at 14:03, vasudha lathey wrote:

>  Hi everyone, Our work of analyzing a radiant cooling system using
> EnergyPlus shows great sentivity of the results to the Ground
> Temps. Can anyone provide more insight on the matter. And if
> anyone could direct me to some good source for calculating Ground
> Temps for any particular site. I need the data for Carefree,
> Arizona. Thanks, Vasudha 
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