Question-and-Answer Resource for the Building Energy Modeling Community
Get started with the Help page
Ask Your Question
1

Can i run OpenStudio-Sketchup model with only assigning thermal zone to the building?what else do i need to provide.?

asked 2016-10-29 00:18:49 -0600

adhiraj03 gravatar image

updated 2017-09-03 10:03:14 -0600

I have assigned the entire model on 1 thermal zone so that i can run my model in order to generate the window to wall ratio . However the simulation is showing error messages and is always showing "failed" at 75 %.

edit retag flag offensive close merge delete

1 Answer

Sort by ยป oldest newest most voted
2

answered 2016-10-31 08:33:11 -0600

updated 2016-10-31 14:37:23 -0600

At a minimum the thermal zone should have one or more spaces, those spaced should have surfaces, and the surfaces need constructions. Lastly you need an epw file.

For specific information on why your simulation is failing look at OpenStudio troubleshooting documentation.

edit flag offensive delete link more

Comments

And a thermostat...

ljbrackney gravatar imageljbrackney ( 2016-10-31 13:46:14 -0600 )edit

@ljbrackney you can run without a thermostat if you don't have an HVAC system. This is done sometimes for passive design studies. HVAC systems and internal loads are optional, but surfaces and constructions are required. Generally a weather file is also required except in special cases.

David Goldwasser gravatar imageDavid Goldwasser ( 2016-10-31 14:36:33 -0600 )edit

Your Answer

Please start posting anonymously - your entry will be published after you log in or create a new account.

Add Answer

 

Question Tools

1 follower

Stats

Asked: 2016-10-29 00:18:49 -0600

Seen: 56 times

Last updated: Sep 03