Outdoor simulation using honeybee

I’m studying the coupling simulation of indoor and outdoor thermal environment for mountainous cities. For outdoor temperature and humidity, my current method is to use dragonfly to evaluate multiple areas separately, which may not be accurate enough.

Is it possible to make the outdoor space into many zones with the help of the air wall, so as to simulate the indoor and outdoor thermal environment at the same time?

I think if this can be achieved, I will be able to get the thermal environment parameters at each point. I just thought about it recently. Because I’m writing my graduation thesis, I don’t think I have time to try it at present. If anyone can point out whether this method is feasible, or if there are any major problems, I would be grateful.

Hi @huloujun,

Did you look at these examples on hydra?

Thank you for your answer,

Yes, I’ve seen it before, and the method I’m using now is it. I know that when the part below the ground is defined as zone, the main result is the average outdoor radiation temperature. Maybe I’m not very clear, but what I want to say is to build the outdoor space above the ground into multiple zones separated by air walls, so as to obtain the same accuracy of temperature and humidity as the indoor simulation. I guess it may not be feasible, but I don’t know what the main problem is.

Hi @huloujun,

I never saw a workflow like that before. I don’t know if it is possible to put an airwall to an exterior wall. You can try. Otherwise you could use a window in combination with natural ventialion. But I doubt if this will give you better results.

Just an idea… Anyway, thank you for your advice, I will try it.