Hi Everyone. I wonder if anyone can share their experience in modelling outdoor evaporative cooling systems or evaporation from the water bodies.
I’m trying to simulate outdoor thermal comfort conditions using the UTCI Comfort Map component and want to evaluate the effect of mist cooling systems or similar. I tried using honeybee thermal zones with air boundaries set for all “external walls” and “roof” but the simulation does not run. I was able to run the model with walls and roof set to be 95% of apertures that are always open and setting the HVAV system to be evaporative cooling, but I doubt that the MRT is calculated properly in this case.
Finally, I’m thinking of using a separate EPW file for the areas with evaporation and setting ambient temperature to something closer to wet-bulb temperature and the combining the UTCI results for non-modified and modified EPW.
However, I wonder if anyone can point me to the right direction or share their thoughts on the topic. Any ideas are much appreciated. Thank you!