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Hi, I'm a new energyplus user and I don't know how to solve these errors.

asked 2020-06-15 11:26:30 -0500

Gabriellorenzo gravatar image

updated 2020-06-15 14:25:35 -0500

Thanks for your helping.

Program Version,EnergyPlus, Version 9.2.0-921312fa1d, YMD=2020.06.15 18:03,
** Severe  ** <root>[Material] - Object contains properties that could not be validated using 'properties' or 'additionalProperties' constraints
** Severe  ** <root>[Material] - Object name is required and cannot be blank or whitespace
**  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] - Object name is required and cannot be blank or whitespace
************* 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.
************* 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  0.31sec

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answered 2020-06-17 01:02:57 -0500

Gabriellorenzo gravatar image

Thank you, I've solved the problem. It was an accent in the definition of one material. Now the model works properly.

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answered 2020-06-15 11:33:46 -0500

Somewhere in your input file (IDF) there is a Material object where the first input field for Name is blank. This can be inferred from the specific error line copied below.

** Severe  ** <root>[Material] - Object name is required and cannot be blank or whitespace

Your Material object might look something like below, if you are editing the IDF in a text editor or IDF Editor that comes with EnergyPlus:

Material,
  ,                 ! Material Name (this is an example of a blank input field)
  Rough,        ! Roughness
  0.1014984,  ! Thickness {m}
  1.245296,    ! Conductivity {W/M*K}
  2082.400,    ! Density {Kg/M**3}
  920.4800,    ! Specific Heat {J/Kg*K}
  0.9000000,   ! Thermal Absorptance
  0.9300000,   ! Solar Absorptance
  0.9300000;   ! Visible Absorptance
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