EnergyPlus Opaque Material - [source code]
Use this component to create a custom opaque material, which can be plugged into the "HoneybeeEnergyPlus Construction" component. This component requires you to know a lot of the characteristics of the material and, you may want to borrow some characteristcs of a similar material in the library. Use the "HoneybeeCall From EP Construction Library" and the "Honeybee_Decompose EP Material" to help with this. If you are not able to find all of the necessary material characteristcs and your desired material is relatively light, it might be easier for you to use a "Honeybee_EnergyPlus NoMass Opaque Material." -
name [Required]A text name for your Opaque Material.
roughness [Default]A text value that indicated the roughness of your material. This can be either "VeryRough", "Rough", "MediumRough", "MediumSmooth", "Smooth", and "VerySmooth". The default is set to "Rough".
thickness [Required]A number that represents the thickness of the material in meters (m).
conductivity [Required]A number representing the conductivity of the material in W/m-K. This is essentially the heat flow in Watts across one meter thick of the material when the temperature difference on either side is 1 Kelvin.
density [Required]A number representing the density of the material in kg/m3. This is essentially the mass one cubic meter of the material.
specificHeat [Required]A number representing the specific heat capacity of the material in J/kg-K. This is essentially the number of joules needed to raise one kg of the material by 1 degree Kelvin.
thermAbsp [Default]An number between 0 and 1 that represents the thermal abstorptance of the material. The default is set to 0.9, which is common for most non-metallic materials.
solAbsp [Default]An number between 0 and 1 that represents the abstorptance of solar radiation by the material. The default is set to 0.7, which is common for most non-metallic materials.
visAbsp [Default]An number between 0 and 1 that represents the abstorptance of visible light by the material. The default is set to 0.7, which is common for most non-metallic materials.
EPMaterialAn opaque material that can be plugged into the "Honeybee_EnergyPlus Construction" component.