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Re: [EnergyPlus_Support] Error Messages
At 06:23 PM 1/24/2003, Greg Doerge wrote:
>Can someone tell me what these error messages mean, and how I can fix them?
>1) ** Warning ** Floor Tilt=0.0, much less than expected tilt of 180, for
>Surface=ZONE018:FLOOR001, in Zone=ZONE018
Your coordinates for Zone018:Floor001 are given such that the floor's
outward normal surface is up, not down. Heat balance calculations are okay
-- not sure what happens to the sunlight entering the zone through the
windows. Perhaps the calculations are okay.
>2) ** Severe ** Base surface does not surround subsurface (CHKSBS)
> ** ~~~ ** Surface "ZONE005:WALL002" overlaps SubSurface
The Window on Wall2, Zone5 is positioned either outside or right on the
line of the Base surface (Zone5:wall002). Look at the DXF output for
clues. It should have at least a small margin from the edge of the window
to the edge of the wall. If on the edge of the base surface, your
calculations are probably okay. if the window is really "off" the wall,
then the calculations are suspect and you probably should revise the geometry.
>3) ** Severe ** CAUTION -- Interzone surfaces are usually in different
> ** ~~~ ** Surface=ZONE013:CEILING001, Zone=ZONE013
> ** ~~~ ** Surface=ZONE013:FLOOR003, Zone=ZONE013
Normally, interzone sufaces describe surfaces between two zones. (i.e. the
ceiling in a lower zone is the floor in the next zone. Zone013 is
described such that the "other" zone surface for the ceiling001 is the
floor003 in the same zone. The calculations will be okay but if it's not
what you intended here is the warning.
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