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[EnergyPlus_Support] Transient simulation of building structure and indoor air


I?m trying to compare several softwares including
EnergyPlus in terms of their transient simulation
capabilities.  I have used EnergyPlus for design day
analysis before, which is steady state and can be done
by selecting the location and then the design-day
temperature profile is automatically generated by

However, in order to compare the transient performance
of EnergyPlus with several other softwares that are
not based on the epw weather format, I would like to
use some randomly generated hourly temperature values
as the same input for all the programs. To put it
simple, I want to compare the temperature responses of
the indoor air and the walls (or even different layers
of the walls) under both steady-state and transient
conditions. For example, use a 24-hour temperature
data as the periodic weather input and find the
temperature responses until the temperatures of indoor
air and the walls have reached steady states. It might
take several days, say, x days, for the temperatures
to reach steady states. Is this possible with
EnergyPlus? If so, could you please tell me how to put
in my own temperature values? If not, can I just run a
design day and look at the temperatures of air and
walls during these x days from warmup until steady
state? Thank you very much in advance for your help.



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