I want a HAMMER model to use initial conditions other than the first time step in an EPS run. How can I set the initial start time for a transient run in HAMMER?
If your initial conditions calculation uses a steady state run, HAMMER will simply use these results for the initial conditions of the transient run. However, if your initial conditions calculation uses an extended period simulation (EPS) run, you have the ability to choose a different time step as the start of the transient run.
In order to set the initial time for the transient run, open the transient calculation options properties and find the item "Initialize Transient Run at Time."
The default for this is the first time step of the EPS run. However, if you wanted to have the transient analysis start at hour 8, you would simply need to enter this for the "Initialize Transient Run at Time" field.