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What does the following error mean: "The input file includes 1 MaterialProperty:PhaseChange objects but the conduction finite difference algorithm is not used anywhere."

asked 2017-08-11 09:45:33 -0600

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updated 2017-08-11 12:23:58 -0600

I am testing PCM on EnergyPlus and I ran into an error that says:

The input file includes 1 MaterialProperty:PhaseChange objects but the conduction finite difference algorithm is not used anywhere. * ~~~ * Previous materials will be ignored due to HeatBalanceAlgorithm choice.

What does this error mean? Does this mean the PCM was not modelled?

Thank you.

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answered 2017-08-11 10:14:10 -0600

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When using a MaterialProperty:PhaseChange, you must change the HeatBalanceAlgorithm to ConductionFiniteDifference.

Note that there is also a HeatBalanceSettings:ConductionFiniteDifference object.

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