Numerics problem related to roof with airlayer

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Numerics problem related to roof with airlayer

Post by WEI LI » Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:53 pm -1100

Hi, I am trying to simulate the metal roof system with the air layer.
However, the numerics problem always exists.
I have attached the assembly: metal deck - air layer - polyisocyanurate board - metal deck
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Most of the settings are kept as default, such as surface transfer coefficient, initial conditions.
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The weather of Auckland, NZ from the database is applied as the indoor and outdoor climate.
After the calculation, a lot of convergence failures showed up, and balance 1 and balance 2 are in incredible difference.
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I have tried using the adaptive time step, doesn't work.
I have tried using air layer without moisture capacity, doesn't work.
I have tried using surface sd-Value instead of actually insert the metal deck, doesn't work as well.
It is driving me crazy, please help!
Thank you so much

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Re: Numerics problem related to roof with airlayer

Post by Christian Bludau » Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:45 pm -1100

Dear Wei Li,

that may happen due to dew water in the air layer. Try to split it as described here:

Further the convergence will be much better, if you do not model the metal sheets as a layer but as a sd-value in the boundary condition.


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