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Re: [EnergyPlus_Support] geometry description

Yes, a floor/ceiling must be entered twice, once as a floor and once 
as a ceiling.

Yes, you need two constructions, one in reverse order.

Unless your exterior walls are extremely thick, surfaces may be 
described to meet interior, center-line, or exterior dimensions, 
whatever is most convenient from the building drawings.


On 9 Oct 2002, at 10:51, Adriana Angelotti wrote:

> Hello,
> I have two questions about geometry description in the input file.
> 1) If the floor of a space is also a ceiling of another space, should
> I insert it twice, one for each space? And if the sequence of the
> materials composing the surface is not symmetric, should I define two
> different "construction" objects, with the same materials in reverse
> order?
> 2) Should I put surfaces of a zone in such a way that they bound the
> internal volume or the external one?
> Thank you
> best regards
> Adriana Angelotti
> ----------
> Adriana Angelotti
> PhD student
> eErg end-use Efficiency Research Group
> Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Energetica
> Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32
> 20133 Milano
> Italy
> ph +39.02.2399.3859
> fax +39.02.2399.3940

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