algorithmic modeling for Rhino

Hi Community

I have a strange problem regarding interior surfaces when I run energy simulation via Openstudio .. 

I modeled an atrium which has adjacency with multiple zones and when I add interior windows between adjacent surfaces I get errors like in the picture attached below. 

In I could understand as the atrium is unconditioned and the other zones are conditioned, adjacent surfaces somehow get confusion to be part of the energy modeling or not .. however, when I condition the atrium again I get the same error .. 

What are the possible solutions? 




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Are you assigning the interior window surfaces to both adjacent zones (or just one of the zones)?  Usually errors like this happen when only once zone has the interior surface.  It also looks like you are assigning an interior window surface to an adiabatic parent surface, which OpenStuido/E+ does not allow.


Hi Chris 

Thanks for your reply 

Yes, Both surfaces are assigned exactly the same interior windows and to ensure I also assigned 'surface' boundary condition to parent surfaces .. 

.. I tried many ways , I think it can be a bug .. 


Can you share a simple example that we can re-generate the error? Like a single floor atrium with interior window. The un/conditioned situation doesn't affect the solve adjacency in Honeybee.

Does it run successfully if you use the run EnergyPlus component?







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