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EnergyPlus freezes during simulation for a specific orientation

asked 2022-01-13 03:46:21 -0500

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updated 2022-03-15 08:56:54 -0500

Hello everyone,

Can anyone tell me why my simulation hang/freezes then running a North-oriented building simulation? I am running several simulations on the same building with different orientations, window sizes, and glass panes. But for then, running a simulation for the building with a north orientation and specific window size, the simulation freezes.

I use Energyplus version 9.3.0 and have tried to update the file to version 9.6.0, but it still doesn't work for this specific file. Furthermore have discovered that if I add 0.1 degrees to the orientation, the simulation run, but I would preferably want it to run without needing to add some degree to the orientation.

I have added some files that work and file that does not. The problem file is named "smallOffice__WFR35__N__MSF6014__3Layer__POPXN.idf"

The files can be found here: [!AjPYoTdFS-gXhMwVu...]

Cheers Rasmus

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answered 2022-01-13 16:29:21 -0500

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I imported your IDF file to Openstudio and something is wrong with the walls. After runing the model I got this error: Missing required property 'construction_name'.


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Excellent, thanks are looking into it. Then I run the file (smallOffice__WFR35__N__MSF6014__3Layer__POPXN.idf) in energy plus runner it just freezes. But will look into whether the construction is the problem. Did you get the same message if you ran another of the IDF files?

rn's avatar rn  ( 2022-01-17 06:14:30 -0500 )edit

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