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Problem in running simulation in OpenStudio and EnergyPlus

asked 2018-07-20 05:54:05 -0500

updated 2018-07-23 03:31:12 -0500

Hey everyone :)

When I run the simulation in OpenStudio i get this message:

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I also exported an IDF file from OpenStudio and tried to run a simulation with EnergyPlus, but I also had this message:

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Is it because I didn't fill the HVAC/Thermal zone Tab? Anyone who could help, please?

Ps: I am using OpenStudio 2.5 and EnergyPlus 2.13.

Thanks :)

EDIT: So I opened the *.err file to have details about the error, as suggested, and I had this message:

Program Version,EnergyPlus, Version 8.9.0-eba93e8e1b, YMD=2018.07.20 12:31,

* Severe * <root>[Construction][ASHRAE 189.1-2009 ExtRoof IEAD ClimateZone 1] - Missing required property 'outside_layer'.

* Severe * <root>[Material][Exterior door][specific_heat] - "0.100000" - Expected number greater than or equal to 100.000000

* Fatal * Errors occurred on processing input file. Preceding condition(s) cause termination.

...Summary of Errors that led to program termination: ..... Reference severe error count=2 ..... Last severe error=<root>[Material][Exterior door][specific_heat] - "0.100000" - Expected number greater than or equal to 100.000000

*** Warning: Node connection errors not checked - most system input has not been read (see previous warning).

*** Fatal error -- final processing. Program exited before simulations began. See previous error messages. strong text *** EnergyPlus Warmup Error Summary. During Warmup: 0 Warning; 0 Severe Errors. *** EnergyPlus Sizing Error Summary. During Sizing: 0 Warning; 0 Severe Errors. *** EnergyPlus Terminated--Fatal Error Detected. 0 Warning; 2 Severe Errors; Elapsed Time=00hr 00min 0.63sec

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But I did not understand the third one (the Fatal one), So if anyone could help ?

Thanks again :)

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OpenStudio 2.5 and EnergyPlus 2.13??? 2.5 should be based on EnergyPlus 8.9.0. Anyways, please open the "eplusout.err" to see what the actual error is, and post it here.

Julien Marrec gravatar imageJulien Marrec ( 2018-07-20 06:39:07 -0500 )edit

@Julien Marrec , I could not upload the text message in the comment here, so please find it above (I edited the question) Thanks :)

Raghda Derbel gravatar imageRaghda Derbel ( 2018-07-23 03:31:43 -0500 )edit

Looks like your construction doesn't have any materials in it. Drag and drop materials and/or constructions from the default library and use those in your default construction.

mdahlhausen gravatar imagemdahlhausen ( 2018-07-23 11:11:48 -0500 )edit

@mdahlhausen, indeed I had few surfaces without construction assigned, that I fixed afterwords, but I did not get the third error (Fatal): Errors occurred on processing input file. Preceding condition(s) cause termination. Do you know what does it mean ? And how can I fix it ? Thanks :)

Raghda Derbel gravatar imageRaghda Derbel ( 2018-07-24 02:27:06 -0500 )edit
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To paste a snippet out of the eplusout.err, you can just copy and paste the text in your post, then use the "Code" functionality (CTRL+K, or click on the icon with "010101". That will indent the text by 4 space and display as a code block for readability.

Usually when a Fatal message is thrown, it is linked to a Severe error thrown before it. What do you get after you fixed the construction?

Julien Marrec gravatar imageJulien Marrec ( 2018-07-24 03:48:51 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-07-24 13:38:03 -0500

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First solve the severe errors, then run simulation again and paste the text of .err to check why ended

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