This tutorial on eQUEST 3.63 is an introductory course for energy simulation which primarily is for beginners in this field. The course introduces various features and method of simulation through example of a three-story office building using DX-cooling system. The method of specifying own wall and roof construction has been included in the example besides navigation through results of simulation.
Tutorial has been prepared with a sample building so as to impart user a wholesome simulation experience and setting a bench mark on cause-effect relationship such that user will then be quickly able to experiment with different design elements.
Outcome of the tutorial:
Learning to create and simulate a simple block in eQUEST and understanding the simulation results.
Scope of tutorial:
• Installation of eQUEST
• An overview of the building used in simulation
• A detailed view of the inputs used in the simulation process.
• A basic introduction of various reports generated and their respective results.
• Provide user support through Forum
The tutorial is pided into five sections.
I. Description of the building.
Section I provides a general description of the building considered for the simulation
II. Preparation of input data in a directly usable format for energy simulation
Section II explains the different inputs which are to be understood from the drawings and raw data provided, to use them as inputs for the simulation process in eQUEST.
III. Creating the simulation model in eQUEST
Section III deals with a step to step process involved in creating the simulation model using eQUEST
IV. Running the simulation and analysis of results
Section IV describes steps involved in running a simulation and checking for the errors if any. This introduces the user various output reports. A process is developed so as to understand and read the results of auto sizing runs, which would result in outputs like, tonnage, supply air cfm, etc,. Along with these, the total annual consumption, breakup by each facility, unmet hours, peak loads are some more results which are explained.
Who should use this Tutorial?
Students, Architects, Engineers, LEED consultants and anyone interested in learning energy simulation using eQUEST