[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

[EnergyPlus_Support] Re: Internal Partitions do not participate in blocking solar radiation?

FullExterior mode works like this...after having calculated what energy is passed by the window, EVERYTHING falls on the FLOOR, and what is reflected by the floor (emissivity), is EVENLY AREA WEIGHTEDLY distrubuted to ALL the surfaces of the zone including interzone surfaces.

There's a bit of info in the io ref about interzone surfaces, which is what you are using. The way they "see" the other surfaces in the zone is a point to look up. Radiation can only be exchanged from one side of the surface from what I can remember...i.e. it is very important which way it is facing.

We were thinking of using them to employ chilled ceiling panels...

e+ support said "A floating surface also won't necessarily be properly resolved in terms of interior solar distribution and internal thermal radiation. ", but as PCMs and InternalSource can't be placed in InternalMass surfaces, this is your best bet.

And yes, then you need convex zones to use FullInteriorAndExterior.


Primary EnergyPlus support is found at:
http://energyplus.helpserve.com or send a message to energyplus-support@xxxxxxxx

The primary EnergyPlus web site is found at:

The group web site is:

Attachments are currently allowed but be mindful that not everyone has a high speed connection.  Limit attachments to small files.

EnergyPlus Documentation is searchable.  Open EPlusMainMenu.pdf under the Documentation link and press the "search" button.
Yahoo! Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:

<*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: