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** Severe ** SetOutBulbTempAt: Surface Outdoor Temperatures < -100 C

asked 2015-01-06 13:38:52 -0500

updated 2015-01-09 12:35:41 -0500

I got the following error message that I hadn't seen before:

* Severe * SetOutBulbTempAt: Surface Outdoor Temperatures < -100 C * ~~~ * ...check Surface Heights - Maximum Surface Height=[226578]. * ~~~ * ...according to your maximum Z height, your building is somewhere in the Stratosphere. * Fatal * Program terminates due to preceding condition(s).

Any suggestions for debugging this error in either OpenStudio or EnergyPlus?

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answered 2015-01-06 13:46:49 -0500

This error seems to be caused by very small surfaces (ref: EnergyPlus Support). In OpenStudio 1.5.0 I was able to fix the error in the SketchUp Plugin by running the OSM Diagnostic Script and removing objects with both errors and warnings.

Plugins > OpenStudio User Scripts > Reports > OSM Diagnostic Script

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