I am looking to simulate a daylight simulation for a split blind system for a space that had a glazed partition. That means that my simulation has three different glazing layers: window with blinds, window without blinds and parition. I am happy with having a simple strategy like conceptual dynamic shading which shuts down all the blinds the moment there is direct sunlight on one of my sensors.


My main problem is that I can't find a way to indicate which of the layers is the one that should have the dynamic shading. Under conceptual dynamic shading, once direct radiation reaches the monitoring sensor, do all windows (all three layers, including the interior partition) close their blinds? 


Is the only way to model window layers separately to use detailed dynamic shading?


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Hi Ale,

The only way to model separate window layers is to use the detailed dynamic shading.

The conceptual shading works only by simulating one fixed state, and it applies an ideal light cutoff (no direct, 25% diffuse) when there is direct sunlight on the control sensors. But the simulation software has no idea where the light is coming from or what layers it passed through to reach the sensor. It saves lots of simulation time, but necessarily leaves you without a fine degree of control.

I passed your other question along to someone who knows more.



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