I am PhD candidate working on modelling non-conventional shading systems and I am currently a little confused about some of the results I am getting with Honeybee. I am modelling an external louvre-blade shading system and changing the distribution of the blades. When I use more conventional configurations (equally spaced blades) and change the number of blades, my solar gains, heating and cooling demand behave as expected. But when I started checking a little weirder configurations, like a packet of blades closer together located at the top or the bottom of my window, things stopped making sense. In these configurations, I essentially have less obstruction in front of my windows, but the solar gains are lower than if I spread my blades out, and this is true even when I have tilted spread out blades. I’m attaching a simplified version of myt script where the problem persists but I have also ran daylighting simulations and those followed expected trends with regard to the amount of obstruction in front of the window.
I’m attaching my script with the hope that someone can figure out what is happening and why Honeybee sees the packet of louvres ( called “all at the bottom” or “all at the top” in the script) as a big obstruction for solar gains.
Thank you !!
EDIT: How do I upload my script? It tells me it’s not possible for new users…