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Frame's area too large

asked 2019-03-01 12:26:16 -0600

Guinha gravatar image

updated 2020-01-20 15:04:41 -0600

Hello guys, I’m trying to add frames and divider from the Open Studio library in all my windows but the simulation show this error:

* Severe * ProcessSurfaceVertices: Base Surface="SURFACE 228", * ~~~ * Window Surface="SUB SURFACE 15" area (with frame) is too large to fit on the surface. * ~~~ * Base surface area (-windows and doors)=[0.13] m2, frame area=[0.71] m2.

In my model, there is two cases:

image description How can i add a frame without result in a error?


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answered 2019-03-05 16:31:58 -0600

In EnergyPlus, the area of a window (fenestration) surface is the glazed area inside the frame. The frame is added outside the glazed area, so the total of the two comprise the rough opening. So, the windows need to be smaller so there is room for both on the wall.

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