Hi,dear Ladybug Tools developer and users.
During my usage of Butterfly, I have two suggestion for Butterfly development。
1. Adding heat flux boundary
In order to better complete the simulation of indoor air distribution. When Fluent, Star-CCM+ and other software were used, the heat flux of thermal envelope was used as the input boundary. These data can be extracted through Honeybee energy consumption results. At present butterfly does not provide boundary conditions for heat flux. I would like to add this feature later in development.
2.Adding radiation models
Radiative heat transfer is an indispensable factor whether we are doing outdoor thermal environment simulation or indoor thermal environment simulation. Therefore, this must be emphasized in CFD simulation. Normally, for software such as Fluent, Star-CCM+ , we would choose DO model or Surface to Surface model. But the current butterfly doesn’t seem to have a radiation model.