Zone and max humidity errors

#1

Hey everyone,

I am having some errors on my simulation.

It’s a single room starting with surfaces --> zone --> decomposed zone to add material properties --> back into one zone. I know it can be done easier, but later on the geometry will change and therefore this seems the better option. But coming back to the problem

First, there were some problems concerning the zone, although it seems solved still the “runenergysimulation” gives the following warning:

1. The simulation has not run correctly because of this severe error:

  • ** Severe ** UpdateZoneSizing: Cooling supply air temperature (calculated) within 2C of zone temperature*

Do one of you know what went wrong? It probably will solve most of it.

Second, “set Zone Thresholds” gives the following warning:

1. Solution exception:global name ‘maxHumidity_’ is not defined

However, the component is missing the max humidity input on the list, has this to do something with the error?

All the components are up to date.

I hope it will be an easy fix.

Gr Lars

“set Zone Thresholds” runtime error

{0;0;0}
0. Runtime error (UnboundNameException): global name ‘maxHumidity_’ is not defined
1. Traceback:
line 80, in checkTheInputs, “<string>”
line 282, in script

"runenergysimulation” report

{0;0}
0. Current document units is in Meters
1. Conversion to Meters will be applied = 1.000
2. TypeError(‘Waarde kan niet null zijn.\r\nParameternaam: source’,)
3. Failed to copy the object. Returning the original objects…
This can cause strange behaviour!
4. [1 of 8] Writing simulation parameters…
5. [2 of 8] No context surfaces…
6. [3 of 8] Writing geometry…
7. [4 of 8] Writing Electric Load Center - Generator specifications …
8. [5 of 8] Writing materials and constructions…
9. [6 of 8] Writing schedules…
10. [7 of 8] Writing loads and ideal air system…
11. [8 of 8] Writing outputs…
12. …
… idf file is successfully written to : c:\ladybug\unnamed\EnergyPlus\unnamed.idf
13.
14. Analysis is running!..
15. c:\ladybug\unnamed\EnergyPlus\eplusout.csv
16. …

Done! Read below for errors and warnings:


  1. 18. Program Version,EnergyPlus, Version 8.3.0-6d97d074ea, YMD=2016.03.02 20:55,IDD_Version 8.3.0
    19.
    20. ** Warning ** IP: Note – Some missing fields have been filled with defaults. See the audit output file for details.
    21.
    22. ************* Beginning Zone Sizing Calculations
    23.
    24. ** Warning ** GetInternalHeatGains: People=“CLASSROOMOFFICEPEOPLE”, Activity Level Schedule Name values
    25.
    26. ** ~~~ ** fall outside typical range [70,1000] W/person for Thermal Comfort Reporting.
    27.
    28. ** ~~~ ** Odd comfort values may result; Schedule=“SCHOCCUPANCYSCHEDULE”.
    29.
    30. ** ~~~ ** Entered min/max range=[0.0,1.0] W/person.
    31.
    32. ** Warning ** Calculated design heating load for zone=CLASSROOM is zero.
    33.
    34. ** ~~~ ** Check Sizing:Zone and ZoneControl:Thermostat inputs.
    35.
    36. ** Severe ** UpdateZoneSizing: Cooling supply air temperature (calculated) within 2C of zone temperature
    37.
    38. ** ~~~ ** …check zone thermostat set point and design supply air temperatures
    39.
    40. ** ~~~ ** …zone name = CLASSROOM
    41.
    42. ** ~~~ ** …design sensible cooling load = 25499.10 W
    43.
    44. ** ~~~ ** …thermostat set point temp = 0.000 C
    45.
    46. ** ~~~ ** …zone temperature = 15.334 C
    47.
    48. ** ~~~ ** …supply air temperature = 15.000 C
    49.
    50. ** ~~~ ** …temperature difference = -0.33433 C
    51.
    52. ** ~~~ ** …calculated volume flow rate = 197273.21341 m3/s
    53.
    54. ** ~~~ ** …calculated mass flow rate = 237634.19357 kg/s
    55.
    56. ** Warning ** ManageSizing: For a plant sizing run, there must be at least 1 Sizing:Plant object input. SimulationControl Plant Sizing option ignored.
    57.
    58. ************* Testing Individual Branch Integrity
    59.
    60. ************* All Branches passed integrity testing
    61.
    62. ************* Testing Individual Supply Air Path Integrity
    63.
    64. ************* All Supply Air Paths passed integrity testing
    65.
    66. ************* Testing Individual Return Air Path Integrity
    67.
    68. ************* All Return Air Paths passed integrity testing
    69.
    70. ************* No node connection errors were found.
    71.
    72. ************* Beginning Simulation
    73.
    74. ************* Simulation Error Summary *
    75.
    76. ** Warning ** The following Report Variables were requested but not generated
    77.
    78. ** ~~~ ** because IDF did not contain these elements or misspelled variable name – check .rdd file
    79.
    80. ************* Key=
    , VarName=ZONE PACKAGED TERMINAL HEAT PUMP TOTAL COOLING ENERGY, Frequency=Hourly
    81.
    82. ************* Key=
    , VarName=ZONE PACKAGED TERMINAL HEAT PUMP TOTAL HEATING ENERGY, Frequency=Hourly
    83.
    84. ************* Key=
    , VarName=CHILLER ELECTRIC ENERGY, Frequency=Hourly
    85.
    86. ************* Key=
    , VarName=BOILER HEATING ENERGY, Frequency=Hourly
    87.
    88. ************* Key=
    , VarName=FAN ELECTRIC ENERGY, Frequency=Hourly
    89.
    90. ************* Key=
    , VarName=ZONE VENTILATION FAN ELECTRIC ENERGY, Frequency=Hourly
    91.
    92. ************* Key=
    , VarName=EARTH TUBE FAN ELECTRIC ENERGY, Frequency=Hourly
    93.
    94. ************* Key=
    , VarName=PUMP ELECTRIC ENERGY, Frequency=Hourly
    95.
    96. ************* Key=
    , VarName=ZONE VENTILATION TOTAL HEAT LOSS ENERGY, Frequency=Hourly
    97.
    98. ************* Key=
    , VarName=ZONE VENTILATION TOTAL HEAT GAIN ENERGY, Frequency=Hourly
    99.
    100. ************* Key=
    , VarName=EARTH TUBE ZONE SENSIBLE COOLING ENERGY, Frequency=Hourly
    101.
    102. ************* Key=
    , VarName=EARTH TUBE ZONE SENSIBLE HEATING ENERGY, Frequency=Hourly
    103.
    104. ************* EnergyPlus Warmup Error Summary. During Warmup: 0 Warning; 0 Severe Errors.
    105.
    106. ************* EnergyPlus Sizing Error Summary. During Sizing: 3 Warning; 1 Severe Errors.
    107.
    108. ************* EnergyPlus Completed Successfully-- 5 Warning; 1 Severe Errors; Elapsed Time=00hr 00min 4.65sec
    109.

Classroom.3dm (172 KB)
energy.gh (864 KB)

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#2

Kraakie,

Your error was to connect your OccupancySchedule to the cooling/heatingSetPtSchedules inputs in the HB_setEPZoneSchedules component. This schedules is just 1’s and 0’s, while you need to input temperature values. I disconnected those inputs and now it runs fine (don’t know about the results quality, but it runs).

As for the HB_setZoneThresholds you needed to reinsert the component since the input items changed. Chris recently added the option to set humidity conditions.

So it is also working now. See attached.

I set the lighting simulation to false and the automatic update too (it is really annoying for me having to wait for that).

-A.

energy_AY.gh (877 KB)

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#3

Hey Abraham,

Sorry for keeping everything on True. No idea what happend with the HB_setZoneThresholds, i reinsert it several times but without the humidity conditions.

I really wanna thank you, the results also look much better now, I think it solved!!

Thanks <3

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#4

Hi Abraham,

I want to know how to set the schedule by learning your file, but it turns that it can’t be found or it’s private. The same situation occurs many times these days to me.

May I ask how to download these files again?

Thanks.

-W

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#5

This discussion belongs to the old forum in the grasshopper site.
You can find it here:

And download the file form there.
-A.

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#6

Wow, your response will help me learn much more from the lovely forum. And how can I get a post to the old forum like you did?

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#7

The old forum is not active anymore. Now it is working here at the discourse.ladybug.tools.
-A.

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#8

OK, then how I can download the files in the old forum?
-W

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#9

Just go there. Not active in the sense that new discussions can’t be posted, but old threads are there.
-A.

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