Phase Change material

energyplus
pcm

#1

Hello everyone;

I read what Chris had suggested about simulating PCMs and trying to do it. I got some errors. Here is the file.

http://www.grasshopper3d.com/group/ladybug/forum/topics/possibility…

Thank you

PCM.gh (597 KB)


#2

Hi Amir,

In addition to the string you plugged into additionalStrings, you’d have to define a few more E+ classes for the simulation to run correctly.

Specifically:

HeatBalanceAlgorithm - the Algorithm must be set ConductionFiniteDifference

an additional Class:

HeatBalanceSettings:ConductionFiniteDifference(If I remember correctly, the default settings were fine)

I coded some components that automatically concatenated these strings, but I can’t remember where I placed them. I’ll see if I can find them.


#3

Found them.

I haven’t touched them in a long time but I think they still work.

Do note though that I did those as an exercise/attempt to understand the legacy code so they’re not fully integrated into HB.

sample_outdated.gh (66.5 KB)


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