How does SystemTimeStep work?

asked 2023-04-27 07:18:31 -0500

HoussemYounes's avatar

updated 2023-04-27 08:30:43 -0500

I have an EMS code that models a central heating component. Variables inside the EMS program are calculated at the SystemTimeStep. By looking at the Edd I noticed that energyplus reduces the timestep sometimes from 10 to 5 minutes, however the value of the SystemTimeStep seems to not change accordingly, it remains 10 minutes, which leads to wrong calculations of the energy balance in my EMS code. I tried setting the convergence limit> minimum system timestep to 0 and that fixed the problem because the timestep is now always constant. But this is a temporary fix. My question is, why is the SystemTimeStep built-in variable staying constant even though the timestep changes ?

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@HoussemYounes can you upload your model to Google Drive, Dropbox, etc. and then share a URL for others to download? That would help others provide better solutions.

Aaron Boranian's avatar Aaron Boranian  ( 2023-04-27 08:32:19 -0500 )edit