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EnergyPlus V8.3 Crash

asked 2015-07-15 16:48:59 -0500

Eshagh's avatar

updated 2015-07-16 08:29:32 -0500

Hi there,

Does anybody know if E+ V8.3 crashes easily? I used V8.3 to model a ground source heat pump and I was at the middle of fixing the model but now the model just crash and I can not see anything in the err. file. Please advise.



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@Eshagh, what exactly crashed? EnergyPlus while it was running? Or the model editing application (OpenStudio, DesignBuilder, IDF-editor) while you were trying to fix up the model?

__AmirRoth__'s avatar __AmirRoth__  ( 2015-07-15 17:09:20 -0500 )edit

@Amir, Thanks for your response. I was running EnergyPlus and was fixing the errors and finally I just received the crash message "EnergyPlus Crashed". I tried to figure it out myself and fixed couple of things in there but I still receive the crashed message. And when I open the error file, it's just simply empty and there is nothing in there. So I wondering if it's because of the new version 8.3 and some bugs it has or maybe it's a severe error I could not find and fix? C:\fakepath\E+Crash.png Thanks

Eshagh's avatar Eshagh  ( 2015-07-16 08:19:43 -0500 )edit

@Eshagh Yazdanshenas, can you post a link to your input file? You can use to upload the text.

Neal Kruis's avatar Neal Kruis  ( 2015-07-16 09:42:52 -0500 )edit

@Neal, I tried and I could not attach the file. You can find the idf file here: link text

Eshagh's avatar Eshagh  ( 2015-07-16 12:28:46 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-07-16 12:16:31 -0500

Hi Eshagh! Although I can't see the file, I have noticed that if you have an error in your equipment connections (typo, connection error something like that), EnergyPlus crashes with an empty error file. Have a look there just in case, that has always been my problem when the error file comes up empty.

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Hi Annie, Thanks for sharing your experience. The model ran through the design days and start to crash when it starts the yearly simulation. It could be like the typo error as I used the text file, however, I did not receive like the crashed error message before with empty error file. I attached my model here in case you want to check that: link text Thanks!

Eshagh's avatar Eshagh  ( 2015-07-16 12:35:44 -0500 )edit

Hey Eshagh, I had a quick look through, the "DOAS outdoor air schedule" nor the "DOAS always on schedule" were not in your compact schedules. Your "DOAS Branch List" is missing from the branch lists and so is your "DOAS Availability Manager List" and when i looked i couldn't see a DOAS branch either. I think it is to do with your DOAS system. Let me know if fixing that doesn't work.

Annie Marston's avatar Annie Marston  ( 2015-07-16 14:23:43 -0500 )edit

Hi Annie, Thanks for your comments. I will fix them and will let you know if there is any problem. I do not remember that such connection errors would result in a direct crash with empty error file.

Eshagh's avatar Eshagh  ( 2015-07-16 16:31:51 -0500 )edit

They shouldn't result in a hard crash, EnergyPlus handles most erroneous situations by providing the error file. If possible, submit your input file to the EnergyPlus HelpDesk ( so that the development team can use it as the basis for filing an issue and adding error handling so that the crash is changed to an informative severe error.

Edwin's avatar Edwin  ( 2015-07-17 09:35:45 -0500 )edit

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