"exportToOpenStudio" component didn't work for curved geometry

Hi Mostapha and Chris,

I built curved geometries, just similar as you did in tutorials, and try to run an energy simulation test on it under default “energySimPar” settings. Finally it gave me a warning:

  1. The simulation has not run correctly because of this severe error:
    ** Severe ** Problem in interior solar distribution calculation (CHKBKS)

the models are quite simple without “L” shape zones. so I try to set “0” to the “solarDistribution_” of “energySimPar” and run it again. this time the “exportToOpenStudio” component didn’t gave any error or warning, but the readEPResult component shows that it didn’t work.

I have no idea what could be the reason. Is it an energyplus problem or a openstudio problem or an honeybee problem? how to deal with it?

Thank you very much in advance!

Best,

GUO

GUO.X,

The CHKBKS warning happens any time you have a concave zone, which includes zone shapes that beyond those that are explicitly L-shaped so you are right to change the solar distribution here.

I don’t know why Openstudio is not generating a result file after this change. If you upload a GH file with the minimum components needed to recreate the situation, we can check out what is going on.

-Chris

Hi, Chris,

Thank you for your kind reply! Please find attached the GH file, thank you again for your time!

Best,

GUO

test-3.3dm (80.7 KB)
test-3.gh (585 KB)

GUO.X,

Everything is working on my end and the error does not seem to be the result of the curved geometry:

Are you still able to get the issue when you reopen the file or you update your components?

-Chris

test3_UPDATED.gh (559 KB)

Hi Chris,

Apologize for my late reply, and very surprised to find that the component works fine this time when I reopen it…

Anyway, grateful for your time, and it’s a great tool!

GUO

Glad it’s working! It was probably an issue with an older version of the component as the only thing I changed in the file I attached was updating everything.