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Setting Outside Boundary Condition to Adiabatic Makes Simulation Fail

asked 2016-04-28 13:36:11 -0500

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updated 2016-10-20 20:01:31 -0500

I'm trying to run a simulation with 5 of the 6 surfaces being adiabatic. When I set any of the Outside Boundary Conditions under the Spaces -- Surfaces Tabs, the simulation fails. When all of the surfaces are set to something else such as the default 'Outdoors' the simulation runs without problems. Is there a different way to set-up an adiabatic study model?

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answered 2016-04-28 13:44:04 -0500

Adiabatic surfaces need to have constructions applied to the surface for the simulation to complete. Non-adiabatic surfaces in your model are likely inheriting constructions from construction sets applied at the building or space type level. Construction sets do not, however, have a place to define a default construction for adiabatic surfaces (as described in this issue).

If you hard-assign a construction to your adiabatic surfaces, either in the app from the Spaces tab - Surfaces sub-tab, or in the Sketchup plugin Inspector, this specific error should be fixed.

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