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BCVTB Eplus coupling

asked 2017-03-13 10:33:34 -0500

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updated 2017-03-15 10:10:22 -0500

When I try to run BCVTB with EnergyPlus, programme terminates and gives the following errors :

* Severe * Output:PreprocessorMessage="EPMacro" has the following Severe conditions: * ~~~ * at approximately input line number=5201: column=10 * ~~~ * undefined macro name referenced * ~~~ * symbol=Insulation * ~~~ * refer to <file>.epmdet for details.

* Severe * Output:PreprocessorMessage="EPMacro" has the following Severe conditions: * ~~~ * at approximately input line number=5210: column=17 * ~~~ * undefined macro name referenced * ~~~ * symbol=Glass * ~~~ * refer to <file>.epmdet for details.

* Severe * GetBranchInput: Branch="PACKAGED ROOFTOP HEAT PUMP MAIN BRANCH", invalid data. * ~~~ * ..Invalid Pressure Drop Curve Name="AIRLOOPHVAC:OUTDOORAIRSYSTEM". * ~~~ * This curve could not be found in the input deck. Ensure that this curve has been entered * ~~~ * as either a Curve:Functional:PressureDrop or one of Curve:{Linear,Quadratic,Cubic,Exponent} * ~~~ * This error could be caused by a misspelled curve name

* Severe * During Branch Input, Invalid Component Type input=AIR LOOP HVAC OUTDOOR AIR SYSTEM 2 * ~~~ * Component name=NODE 82 * ~~~ * Occurs on Branch=PACKAGED ROOFTOP HEAT PUMP MAIN BRANCH

* Severe * During Branch Input, Invalid Component Type input=NODE 89 * ~~~ * Component name=NODE 90 * ~~~ * Occurs on Branch=PACKAGED ROOFTOP HEAT PUMP MAIN BRANCH * Severe * During Branch Input, Invalid Component Type input=NODE 91 * ~~~ * Component name=FAN:CONSTANTVOLUME * ~~~ * Occurs on Branch=PACKAGED ROOFTOP HEAT PUMP MAIN BRANCH

* Severe * GetBranchInput: Invalid Branch Input, preceding condition(s) will likely cause termination.

* Severe * ExternalInterface:Schedule Name, duplicate name=OFFICEHTGPOINT

* Severe * ExternalInterface:Schedule Name, duplicate name=OFFICECLGPOINT

* Fatal * ProcessScheduleInput: Preceding Errors cause termination.

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Could you for debugging purposes disable the ExternalInterface by commenting out ExternalInterface, PtolemyServer; and re-running your IDF? This will allow to determine whether your IDF file is correct.

Thierry Nouidui gravatar imageThierry Nouidui ( 2017-03-13 11:11:05 -0500 )edit

Well, thanks for the answer. My problem is WHY it shows error with value "duplicate name". What does this mean? Thanks.

nikossif gravatar imagenikossif ( 2017-03-15 05:37:09 -0500 )edit

You seem to have schedules objects with same name in the IDF. This will make your IDF invalid.

Thierry Nouidui gravatar imageThierry Nouidui ( 2017-03-15 11:12:23 -0500 )edit

So how should I name these two schedules? As they are the ones I want to be changed. I want actually to change these setpoints of these schedules through genetic algorithms in MATLAB.

nikossif gravatar imagenikossif ( 2017-03-15 12:58:06 -0500 )edit

Could you post your IDF? It might be easier to debug.

Thierry Nouidui gravatar imageThierry Nouidui ( 2017-03-16 13:33:54 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-03-17 19:05:50 -0500

Thierry Nouidui gravatar image

The IDF you posted contains Schedule with duplicates names.

You have a Schedule:Year with the name Psiksi, and an ExternalInterface:Schedule which has the same name. You will have to remove the first one if you want to get the Schedule from the ExternalInterface. You will need to address this for the Schedule named Thermansh too.

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Thanks. That solved the problem!! Your help is very much appreciated.

Maybe, may you know how to make bcvtb (E+ and MATLAB) run multiple times and not only one? Thanks.

nikossif gravatar imagenikossif ( 2017-03-24 14:15:40 -0500 )edit

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