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EnergyPlus simulation failed after version converting

asked 2019-09-26 15:37:08 -0500

updated 2020-01-20 12:07:31 -0500

Dear all, I updated the mid-rise apartment prototype model from DOE website from version 8.0 to version 9.1. After that, when I run the model, I got severe errors like:

   ** Severe  ** checkSubSurfAzTiltNorm: Outward facing angle of subsurface differs more than 90.0 degrees from base surface.
   **   ~~~   ** Subsurface="TWINDOW14" Tilt = 90.0  Azimuth = 270.0
   **   ~~~   ** Base surface="T EWALL C" Tilt = 90.0  Azimuth = 90.0

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Please let me know if you have any suggestions. Thank you

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To provide some help, can you confirm the models were downloaded from https://www.energycodes.gov/developme... and which standard/code, year, and climate location did you use? Thanks

Jian Zhang's avatar Jian Zhang  ( 2019-09-26 15:44:31 -0500 )edit

I've also had this issue.

Luis Lara's avatar Luis Lara  ( 2019-09-26 15:47:42 -0500 )edit

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answered 2019-09-26 19:31:52 -0500

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updated 2022-07-28 03:04:42 -0500

Keigo's avatar

Please try to change the vertices of three surfaces to what's shown below, the errors should be fixed.

  FenestrationSurface:Detailed,
    Entrance Door,           !- Name
    Window,                  !- Surface Type
    Window_U_0.41_SHGC_0.38, !- Construction Name
    g EWall C,               !- Building Surface Name
    ,                        !- Outside Boundary Condition Object
    autocalculate,           !- View Factor to Ground
    ,                        !- Frame and Divider Name
    1,                       !- Multiplier
    4,                       !- Number of Vertices
    46.327341000000,0.050800000000,0.025400000000,  !- X,Y,Z ==> Vertex 1 {m}
    46.327341000000,0.050800000000,2.133500000000,  !- X,Y,Z ==> Vertex 2 {m}
    46.327341000000,1.625500000000,2.133500000000,  !- X,Y,Z ==> Vertex 3 {m}
    46.327341000000,1.625500000000,0.025400000000;  !- X,Y,Z ==> Vertex 4 {m}

  FenestrationSurface:Detailed,
    MWindow14,               !- Name
    Window,                  !- Surface Type
    Window_U_0.41_SHGC_0.38, !- Construction Name
    m EWall C,               !- Building Surface Name
    ,                        !- Outside Boundary Condition Object
    autocalculate,           !- View Factor to Ground
    ,                        !- Frame and Divider Name
    1,                       !- Multiplier
    4,                       !- Number of Vertices
    46.327341000000,0.381000000000,0.954000000000,  !- X,Y,Z ==> Vertex 1 {m}
    46.327341000000,0.381000000000,2.173100000000,  !- X,Y,Z ==> Vertex 2 {m}
    46.327341000000,1.295300000000,2.173100000000,  !- X,Y,Z ==> Vertex 3 {m}
    46.327341000000,1.295300000000,0.954000000000;  !- X,Y,Z ==> Vertex 4 {m}

  FenestrationSurface:Detailed,
    TWindow14,               !- Name
    Window,                  !- Surface Type
    Window_U_0.41_SHGC_0.38, !- Construction Name
    t EWall C,               !- Building Surface Name
    ,                        !- Outside Boundary Condition Object
    autocalculate,           !- View Factor to Ground
    ,                        !- Frame and Divider Name
    1,                       !- Multiplier
    4,                       !- Number of Vertices
    46.327341000000,0.381000000000,0.954000000000,  !- X,Y,Z ==> Vertex 1 {m}
    46.327341000000,0.381000000000,2.173100000000,  !- X,Y,Z ==> Vertex 2 {m}
    46.327341000000,1.295300000000,2.173100000000,  !- X,Y,Z ==> Vertex 3 {m}
    46.327341000000,1.295300000000,0.954000000000;  !- X,Y,Z ==> Vertex 4 {m}
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sorry, I just changed the answer to "preformatted text" to make it easier to see.

Keigo's avatar Keigo  ( 2022-07-28 05:13:45 -0500 )edit

Thanks for doing this @Keigo !

Julien Marrec's avatar Julien Marrec  ( 2022-07-28 05:38:28 -0500 )edit

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