Hello, I am performing an energy simulation for a factory building. It is huge open space of 300m*300m with mostly mechanical equipments. Therefore, there is only the external facade and the interior of the building has a huge open space with only concrete columns and steel truss beams.
There are different zones within this open space where different types of machineries are installed which produces a lot of heat during its operation.
With this background, I thought the concrete columns and the steel beams would absorb the heat emitted from the equipments and become a thermal mass in itself. Hence if I perform a energy simulation neglecting them, it would not provide an accurate result.
Is there any way to include these structural elements into my simulation?
Please let me know!