Date: September 20, 2021.

The following free online workshop will be offered in conjunction with the International Modelica Conference:

  • Introduction to Modelica and Thermo-fluid Modeling with Applications from the Buildings Library:

    Time: September 20th 9:00 am - 12:30 pm, Central European Summer Time (UTC +2), 3.5 hours

    Presenter: Modelon (first 1.5 hours) and David Blum, LBNL (second 1.5 hours)

    Abstract: The first 1.5 hours of this workshop will be led by Modelon to introduce Modelica and their cloud-based Modelica modeling platform, Modelon Impact. Then, the second 1.5 hours of this workshop will give an introduction to the modeling of thermo-fluid systems and their control using Modelon Impact and the Modelica Buildings Library. In this second part, we will be using applications from the Modelica Buildings Library, but the course will be structured to also appeal to modelers from other application domains that are concerned with thermo-fluid systems. After an introductory presentation that discusses the scope of the Modelica Buildings Library, we discuss best practices in setting up thermo-fluid flow models and how to avoid potential problems. In hands-on exercises, participants will build models of simple heating and air conditioning systems, link them to a thermal load, and add feedback control. The models will be built using components from the Modelica Buildings Library. Simulations will be run on Modelon Impact.

    Expected experience: With the introduction to Modelica and Modelon Impact provided by Modelon, no previous Modelica experience is needed for this workshop.

    Software requirements: Laptop with recent version of either Google Chrome or Opera installed. 8GB of memory is recommended.

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