InternalGains / HeatDissipation
Created by: RomainNouvel
In the Energy ADE 0.6, we have the parameters "internalGains" in the UsageZone class, and the parameters "heatDissipation" in the Occupants and Facilities classes. These parameters are related, internalGains beeing the sum of the different heatDissipation inside the usage zone. Without definition clarifications, they look redundant. Actually, the aim of internalGains is to provide the average aggregated heat gains dissipated by occupants and facilities inside the usage zone, in the case that these ones are not known in detailed.
- We should therefore rename explicitly the "internalGains" in "averageInternalGains" (unit: W or W/m2) and clarify the definitions of heatDissipation and averageInternalGains:
- heatDissipation -> Definition: heat energy dissipated by the occupants, respectively facilities, in "nominal conditions", it means when all occupants are present, respectively the facilities are fully operating. The constant totalValue of heatDissipation is weighted by the occupancyRate, respectively the operationSchedule, to obtain the heat dissipation temporal variation.
- averageInternalGains -> Definition: aggregated average heat energy dissipated by the occupants and facilities in a usage zone over the whole year.