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RE: [EnergyPlus_Support] Is it possible to run E+ with timestep less than 1 minute?

In my opinion…

While it may be possible, EnergyPlus was never designed to simulate the actual moment-by moment thermodynamic interactions in a building.  Said another way, its thermodynamic principles are excellent, but a real facility will differ in significant ways and you should not assume too much about the results obtained from such a high resolution study.


James V Dirkes II, PE, BEMP, LEED AP
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From: EnergyPlus_Support@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:EnergyPlus_Support@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Linda Lawrie
Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2012 9:15 AM
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Subject: Re: [EnergyPlus_Support] Is it possible to run E+ with timestep less than 1 minute?



Look at the External Interface application guide -- it may be possible with BCVTB to have a smaller time step than 1 minute.  It is not, really, with the native EnergyPlus engine.  Though, it m


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