Error while running E+

#1

Hi all,

This is the error message I got while running E+ in honeybee.

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
[1 of 8] Writing simulation parameters…
[2 of 8] No 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 9.0.1-bb7ca4f0da, YMD=2019.07.03 17:23,

** Warning ** CheckEnvironmentSpecifications: SimulationControl specified doing weather simulations; run periods for weather file specified; but no weather file specified.

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

** Warning ** Weather Environment(s) requested, but no weather file found

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

** ~~~ ** Found first in surface=ZONE_1_SRF_4

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

** 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

** Severe ** Weather Simulation requested, but no weather file attached.

** Severe ** GetNextEnvironment: Errors found in getting a new environment

** Fatal ** Error condition occurred. Previous Severe Errors cause termination.

…Summary of Errors that led to program termination:

… Reference severe error count=2

… Last severe error=GetNextEnvironment: Errors found in getting a new environment

************* 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; 2 Severe Errors.

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

************* EnergyPlus Terminated–Fatal Error Detected. 4 Warning; 2 Severe Errors; Elapsed Time=00hr 00min 0.49sec

Thanks

#2

Hi . It says you do not have a weather file attached. You can download one of the samples from here to see how to attach a weather file.

#3

Hi, I attached the weather file. LB is taking it, not HB E+.

#4

Do not put your epw file in a folder that the address contains any white space or your native language (only English is accepted)…

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#5

I put in English format only. I took epw from ASHRAE and renamed it as Rome.epw, .stat and .162420_IWEC.
The path given is: G:\Research\Tree and bldg\Rome\Rome.epw
The error is recorded as,
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
[1 of 8] Writing simulation parameters…
Can’t find ddy file next to the EPW.
Extreme values from the weather file design will be used instead.
[2 of 8] No 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 9.0.1-bb7ca4f0da, YMD=2019.07.04 11:37,

** Warning ** CheckEnvironmentSpecifications: SimulationControl specified doing weather simulations; run periods for weather file specified; but no weather file specified.

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

** Warning ** Weather Environment(s) requested, but no weather file found

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

** ~~~ ** Found first in surface=ZONE_0_SRF_4

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

** 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

** Severe ** Weather Simulation requested, but no weather file attached.

** Severe ** GetNextEnvironment: Errors found in getting a new environment

** Fatal ** Error condition occurred. Previous Severe Errors cause termination.

…Summary of Errors that led to program termination:

… Reference severe error count=2

… Last severe error=GetNextEnvironment: Errors found in getting a new environment

************* 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; 2 Severe Errors.

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

************* EnergyPlus Terminated–Fatal Error Detected. 4 Warning; 2 Severe Errors; Elapsed Time=00hr 00min 0.50sec

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The file is attached.

#6

I got it rectified the error related to weather file through providing a URL entry. But now am getting new error.


Current document units is in Millimeters
Conversion to Meters will be applied = 0.001
Current document units is in Millimeters
Conversion to Meters will be applied = 0.001
[1 of 8] Writing simulation parameters…
[2 of 8] No context surfaces…
[3 of 8] Writing geometry…
One of the surfaces has less than 3 identical coordinates and is removed.
One of the surfaces has less than 3 identical coordinates and is removed.
One of the surfaces has less than 3 identical coordinates and is removed.
[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 9.0.1-bb7ca4f0da, YMD=2019.07.04 12:42,

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

** Severe ** CheckConvexity: Surface=“ZONE_0_SRF_0” is non-planar.

** ~~~ ** Coincident Vertices will be removed as possible.

** ~~~ ** ( 0.005, 0.005, 0.003)

** ~~~ ** ( 0.005, 0.005, 0.000)

** ~~~ ** ( 0.012, 0.005, 0.000)

** Severe ** CheckConvexity: Surface=“ZONE_0_SRF_1” is non-planar.

** ~~~ ** Coincident Vertices will be removed as possible.

** ~~~ ** ( 0.012, 0.005, 0.003)

** ~~~ ** ( 0.012, 0.005, 0.000)

** ~~~ ** ( 0.012, 0.012, 0.000)

** Severe ** CheckConvexity: Surface=“ZONE_0_SRF_2” is non-planar.

** ~~~ ** Coincident Vertices will be removed as possible.

** ~~~ ** ( 0.012, 0.012, 0.003)

** ~~~ ** ( 0.012, 0.012, 0.000)

** ~~~ ** ( 0.005, 0.012, 0.000)

** Severe ** CheckConvexity: Surface=“ZONE_0_SRF_3” is non-planar.

** ~~~ ** Coincident Vertices will be removed as possible.

** ~~~ ** ( 0.005, 0.012, 0.003)

** ~~~ ** ( 0.005, 0.012, 0.000)

** ~~~ ** ( 0.005, 0.005, 0.000)

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

** ~~~ ** Found first in surface=ZONE_0_SRF_4

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

** Severe ** CheckConvexity: Surface=“ZONE_0_SRF_4” is non-planar.

** ~~~ ** Coincident Vertices will be removed as possible.

** ~~~ ** ( 0.012, 0.005, 0.000)

** ~~~ ** ( 0.005, 0.005, 0.000)

** ~~~ ** ( 0.005, 0.012, 0.000)

** Severe ** CheckConvexity: Surface=“ZONE_0_SRF_5” is non-planar.

** ~~~ ** Coincident Vertices will be removed as possible.

** ~~~ ** ( 0.005, 0.012, 0.003)

** ~~~ ** ( 0.005, 0.005, 0.003)

** ~~~ ** ( 0.012, 0.005, 0.003)

** Warning ** GetSurfaceData: Very small surface area[1.05000E-005], Surface=ZONE_0_SRF_0

** Warning ** GetSurfaceData: Very small surface area[1.05000E-005], Surface=ZONE_0_SRF_1

** Warning ** GetSurfaceData: Very small surface area[1.05000E-005], Surface=ZONE_0_SRF_2

** Warning ** GetSurfaceData: Very small surface area[1.05000E-005], Surface=ZONE_0_SRF_3

** Warning ** GetSurfaceData: Very small surface area[2.45000E-005], Surface=ZONE_0_SRF_4

** Warning ** GetSurfaceData: Very small surface area[2.45000E-005], Surface=ZONE_0_SRF_5

** Warning ** GetSurfaceData: There are 36 coincident/collinear vertices; These have been deleted unless the deletion would bring the number of surface sides < 3.

** ~~~ ** For explicit details on each problem surface, use Output:Diagnostics,DisplayExtraWarnings;

** Severe ** GetSurfaceData: There are 18 degenerate surfaces; Degenerate surfaces are those with number of sides < 3.

** ~~~ ** These surfaces should be deleted.

** ~~~ ** For explicit details on each problem surface, use Output:Diagnostics,DisplayExtraWarnings;

** Warning ** CalculateZoneVolume: 1 zone is not fully enclosed. For more details use: Output:Diagnostics,DisplayExtrawarnings;

** Warning ** CheckUsedConstructions: There are 1 nominally unused constructions in input.

** ~~~ ** For explicit details on each unused construction, use Output:Diagnostics,DisplayExtraWarnings;

** Warning ** ComputeIntSWAbsorbFactors: Sum of area times inside solar absorption for all surfaces is zero in Zone: ZONE_0

** Warning ** Zone areas*inside surface emissivities are summing to zero, for Zone=“ZONE_0”

** ~~~ ** As a result, MRT will be set to MAT for that zone

** Warning ** Calculated design cooling load for zone=ZONE_0 is zero.

** ~~~ ** Check Sizing:Zone and ZoneControl:Thermostat inputs.

** Warning ** Calculated design heating load for zone=ZONE_0 is zero.

** ~~~ ** Check Sizing:Zone and ZoneControl:Thermostat inputs.

** 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=Hourly

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

************* 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.


************* ===== Final Error Summary =====

************* The following error categories occurred. Consider correcting or noting.

************* Nominally Unused Constructions

************* …The nominally unused constructions warning is provided to alert you to potential conditions that can cause

************* …extra time during simulation. Each construction is calculated by the algorithm indicated in the HeatBalanceAlgorithm

************* …object. You may remove the constructions indicated (when you use the DisplayExtraWarnings option).


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

************* EnergyPlus Sizing Error Summary. During Sizing: 14 Warning; 6 Severe Errors.

************* EnergyPlus Completed Successfully-- 51 Warning; 24 Severe Errors; Elapsed Time=00hr 00min 1.06sec


Why?

#7

Hi all, Now this file seems to be working after I restarted the system. The problem is lying in direct connection to downloaded epw. I don’t know why. Thanks.

#8

G:\Research\Tree and bldg\Rome\Rome.epw

As @AMIRTABADKANI mentioned, you had 2 blank spaces in your weather file saved locally.

#9

Okey, thats so silly and not noticed it at all. Thanks a lot for pointing that out. @AMIRTABADKANI and @vhoang.

#10

I have been trying to print the error report but my canon printer offline windows 10 pops up everytime during printing and this is giving me huge trouble so please help me to fix it.