Running Simulations with Multiple Analysis Periods

If I want an analysis to give me the extreme conditions (e.g. radiation or an energy plus analysi) can I run the analysis once and combine the hottest week and the coldest week dates and set as my analysis period? Or do I have to run two times: one for hottest week and another run for coldest week?
I’m wondering if the result will be an average. If that’s the case, I’ll he result will be distorted and it won’t reflect the extreme conditions.
Anyone can confirm if this is correct??

Hi @Aczimbarg ,

It’s going to be easiest if you run two separate simulations for the extreme hot week and the extreme cold week. But you can set up the components in a way that both simulations are triggered with the same boolean toggle in Grasshopper. So you’re effectively running both simulations with one action.

Thank you Chris. I’m trying to understand how the analysis works. If i pick the whole year, it will give me the yearly average. correct?
if i pick a week in january and a week in july, it will give me the average of those weeks?

That’s entirely dependent on what metric you are looking at from the simulation. If it’s a value that accumulates over time like energy in kWh, you’ll find most components will default to giving you the sum of that metric over the time period rather than the average for each hour/day/month/year whatever. What metric are you looking at here?

Radiation and outdoor temperature (near the facade for greening facades - part of my phd)