Surface Roughness

A description of the roughness of the exposed surface of a material. This property is used to approximate the effect of the surface condition on the convection of air across the surface. In energy simulation models, it is used to help determine the convection coefficients for a surface.

Data Type: 
Constrained List
Unit of Measure: 
Commercial, Residential, Multifamily
List Options Option Definition Unit of Measure
Medium rough Medium rough surface such as concrete. None
Medium smooth Medium smooth surface such as clear pine. None
None None None
Not applicable Not applicable None
Other Other None
Rough Rough surfaces such as brick. None
Smooth Smooth surface such as smooth plaster. None
Unknown Unknown None
Very rough Very rough surfaces such as stucco. None
Very smooth Very smooth surface such as glass. None
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