Energy plus simulation fatal error

When I run the energy plus simulation I get an error:

  1. The simulation has failed because of this fatal error:
    ** Fatal ** Errors occurred on processing input file. Preceding condition(s) cause termination.

the whole comment in panel is: {0;0;0}
0. Current document units is in Meters

  1. Conversion to Meters will be applied = 1.000
  2. Current document units is in Meters
  3. Conversion to Meters will be applied = 1.000
  4. Duplicate surface name! Name is changed to: "srfwall_Dup
  5. Duplicate surface name! Name is changed to: "srfwall_Dup_Dup
  6. Duplicate surface name! Name is changed to: "srfwall_Dup_Dup_Dup
  7. Duplicate surface name! Name is changed to: "srfwall_Dup_Dup_Dup_Dup
  8. [1 of 8] Writing simulation parameters…
  9. [2 of 8] Writing context surfaces…
  10. [2 of 8] Writing context surfaces…
  11. [3 of 8] Writing geometry…
  12. [4 of 8] Writing Electric Load Center - Generator specifications …
  13. [5 of 8] Writing materials and constructions…
  14. Failed to find in library.
  15. [6 of 8] Writing schedules…
  16. [7 of 8] Writing loads and ideal air system…
  17. [8 of 8] Writing outputs…

  18. … idf file is successfully written to : c:\ladybug\unnamed\EnergyPlus\unnamed.idf
  19. Analysis is running!..

Done! Read below for errors and warnings:

  1. Program Version,EnergyPlus, Version 8.9.0-eba93e8e1b, YMD=2019.12.30 23:25,
  2. ** Severe ** Line: 2664 Index: 0 - Error parsing “Material”. Error in following line.
  3. ** Severe ** ~~~
  4. ** Severe ** Line: 2664 Index: 5 - “0.7” is not a valid Object Type.
  5. ** Severe ** [Construction][EXTWALL0] - Missing required property ‘outside_layer’.
  6. ** Fatal ** Errors occurred on processing input file. Preceding condition(s) cause termination.
  7. …Summary of Errors that led to program termination:
  8. … Reference severe error count=4
  9. … Last severe error=[Construction][EXTWALL0] - Missing required property ‘outside_layer’.
  10. ************* Warning: Node connection errors not checked - most system input has not been read (see previous warning).
  11. ************* Fatal error – final processing. Program exited before simulations began. See previous error messages.
  12. ************* EnergyPlus Warmup Error Summary. During Warmup: 0 Warning; 0 Severe Errors.
  13. ************* EnergyPlus Sizing Error Summary. During Sizing: 0 Warning; 0 Severe Errors.
  14. ************* EnergyPlus Terminated–Fatal Error Detected. 0 Warning; 4 Severe Errors; Elapsed Time=00hr 00min 0.19sec

I have no idea if there is something wrong with my epw file path or something else? is it a general error or it indicated a specific problem in my file?

Hi, @parniyan Acoording to your description, maybe there is a bug with the definiton of the construction.Please upload your grasshooper to this forum for further discussion.

Tnx for your response, as I am a new user I don’t have the permission to upload my gh file here. I think the error is about the number of layers of my exterior wall, but as I changed it the problem didn’t solve.

first.gh (725.8 KB)
this is the file, It will be so helpful if you could check it.

@parniyan Your grasshooper file run very good on my computer.Maybe you missed something.

Current document units is in Meters
Conversion to Meters will be applied = 1.000
Current document units is in Meters
Conversion to Meters will be applied = 1.000
Duplicate surface name! Name is changed to: "srfwall_Dup
Duplicate surface name! Name is changed to: "srfwall_Dup_Dup
Duplicate surface name! Name is changed to: "srfwall_Dup_Dup_Dup
Duplicate surface name! Name is changed to: "srfwall_Dup_Dup_Dup_Dup
[1 of 8] Writing simulation parameters…
[2 of 8] Writing context surfaces…
[2 of 8] Writing context surfaces…
[3 of 8] Writing geometry…
[4 of 8] Writing Electric Load Center - Generator specifications …
[5 of 8] Writing materials and constructions…
[6 of 8] Writing schedules…
[7 of 8] Writing loads and ideal air system…
[8 of 8] Writing outputs…

… idf file is successfully written to : c:\ladybug\unnamed\EnergyPlus\unnamed.idf

Analysis is running!..

Done! Read below for errors and warnings:

Program Version,EnergyPlus, Version 8.9.0-eba93e8e1b, YMD=2020.01.02 14:54,

************* Beginning Zone Sizing Calculations

** Warning ** GetHTSurfaceData: Surfaces with interface to Ground found but no “Ground Temperatures” were input.

** ~~~ ** Found first in surface="SRFFLOOR

** ~~~ ** Defaults, constant throughout the year of (18.0) will be used.

** Warning ** DeterminePolygonOverlap: Too many figures [>3000] detected in an overlap calculation. Use Output:Diagnostics,DisplayExtraWarnings; for more details.

** Warning ** ManageSizing: For a plant sizing run, there must be at least 1 Sizing:Plant object input. SimulationControl Plant Sizing option ignored.

************* Testing Individual Branch Integrity

************* All Branches passed integrity testing

************* Testing Individual Supply Air Path Integrity

************* All Supply Air Paths passed integrity testing

************* Testing Individual Return Air Path Integrity

************* All Return Air Paths passed integrity testing

************* No node connection errors were found.

************* Beginning Simulation

************* Simulation Error Summary *************

** Warning ** The following Report Variables were requested but not generated – check.rdd file

** ~~~ ** Either the IDF did not contain these elements, the variable name is misspelled,

** ~~~ ** or the requested variable is an advanced output which requires Output : Diagnostics, DisplayAdvancedReportVariables;

************* Key=*, VarName=COOLING COIL ELECTRIC ENERGY, Frequency=Monthly

************* Key=*, VarName=CHILLER ELECTRIC ENERGY, Frequency=Monthly

************* Key=*, VarName=BOILER GAS ENERGY, Frequency=Monthly

************* Key=*, VarName=HEATING COIL TOTAL HEATING ENERGY, Frequency=Monthly

************* Key=*, VarName=HEATING COIL GAS ENERGY, Frequency=Monthly

************* Key=*, VarName=HEATING COIL ELECTRIC ENERGY, Frequency=Monthly

************* Key=*, VarName=HUMIDIFIER ELECTRIC ENERGY, Frequency=Monthly

************* Key=*, VarName=FAN ELECTRIC ENERGY, Frequency=Monthly

************* Key=*, VarName=ZONE VENTILATION FAN ELECTRIC ENERGY, Frequency=Monthly

************* Key=*, VarName=EARTH TUBE FAN ELECTRIC ENERGY, Frequency=Monthly

************* Key=*, VarName=PUMP ELECTRIC ENERGY, Frequency=Monthly

************* Key=*, VarName=ZONE VRF AIR TERMINAL COOLING ELECTRIC ENERGY, Frequency=Monthly

************* Key=*, VarName=ZONE VRF AIR TERMINAL HEATING ELECTRIC ENERGY, Frequency=Monthly

************* Key=*, VarName=VRF HEAT PUMP COOLING ELECTRIC ENERGY, Frequency=Monthly

************* Key=*, VarName=VRF HEAT PUMP HEATING ELECTRIC ENERGY, Frequency=Monthly

************* Key=*, VarName=CHILLER HEATER SYSTEM COOLING ELECTRIC ENERGY, Frequency=Monthly

************* Key=*, VarName=CHILLER HEATER SYSTEM HEATING ELECTRIC ENERGY, Frequency=Monthly

************* Key=*, VarName=ZONE VENTILATION SENSIBLE HEAT LOSS ENERGY, Frequency=Monthly

************* Key=*, VarName=ZONE VENTILATION SENSIBLE HEAT GAIN ENERGY, Frequency=Monthly

************* There are 1 unused schedules in input.

************* There are 1 unused week schedules in input.

************* There are 3 unused day schedules in input.

************* Use Output:Diagnostics,DisplayUnusedSchedules; to see them.

************* EnergyPlus Warmup Error Summary. During Warmup: 0 Warning; 0 Severe Errors.

************* EnergyPlus Sizing Error Summary. During Sizing: 3 Warning; 0 Severe Errors.

************* EnergyPlus Completed Successfully-- 4 Warning; 0 Severe Errors; Elapsed Time=00hr 00min 10.22sec

Thank you. it worked!