LBNL releases Modelica "Buildings" library 1.5 build 1 and BuildingsPy 1.3.0

Thursday, October 24, 2013
LBNL releases version 1.5 build 1 of the Modelica "Buildings" library and version 1.3.0 of the "BuildingsPy" Python package.

LBNL releases version 1.5 build 1 of the Modelica "Buildings" library and version 1.3.0 of the "BuildingsPy" Python package.Version 1.5 build 1 is a major release that contains new packages with models for solar collectors and for the Facility for Low Energy Experiments (FLEXLAB) at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. This release also contains a major revision of all info sections to correct invalid html syntax. The package Buildings.HeatTransfer.Radiosity has been revised to fully comply with the Modelica language specification. This release also contains various corrections that avoid warnings during translation when used with Modelica 3.2.1. (By default, Modelica 3.2 is used, but the library is compatible with Modelica 3.2.1.) Various models have been revised to increase compatibility with OpenModelica. However, currently only a subset of the models work with OpenModelica. For a detailed list of changes, seeĀ http://simulationresearch.lbl.gov/modelica/releases/v1.5+build.1/help/Bu.... In BuildingsPy 1.3.0, stricter tests for running the unit tests have been implemented. The unit tests now check for better conformance with the Modelica Language Specification. They also validate the html syntax of the Modelica documentation. The package DyMat that is used by BuildingsPy to read Dymola output files has been updated to the latest version. For more information and download, visitĀ http://simulationresearch.lbl.gov/modelica/