A new major version of TESPy has been published. The releases Gibb’s Gallery and User’s Universe feature major improvements in the software.
A new major version of TESPy has been published. The releases Gibb’s Gallery and User’s Universe feature major improvements in the software, amongst others:
Automatic documentation of your TESPy model with LaTeX. Examples are available in the oemof_examples repository, e.g. this report.
Generic user defined equations enhancing the flexibility in modelling.
Generic exergy analysis tool.
Export of fluid property data in a format, that can directly be used for generation of states diagrams in fluprodia.
On top of that, the core of the TESPy components has been reworked to lower the access barriers for new developers.
The new version also comes with an new API, therefore minor changes in your model will be necessary. Read about all changes necessary in the release notes of Gibb’s Gallery and the release notes of User’s Universe. You will find all new features available in those notes, too.
With DHNx, we introduce a package for district heating network optimization and simulation models.
The aim of DHNx is to develop a library for the planning and modelling of district heating network systems. The package has two main features: the optimization (routing and sizing) of district heating network systems, and the hydraulic and thermal simulation of a district heating network with given pipe diameters.
With the fourth release of oemof-thermal we have validated the compression heat pump, the compression chiller and the stratified thermal storage using data provided by the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and the energy supplier Naturstrom AG. The results are provided in the documentation.
It’s time to proudly introduce a new component – the absorption chiller. Within the module we provide functions to calculate, among others, the characteristic equation, the coefficient of performance and the cooling capacity. See the documentation for more information.
After oemof v0.3.2, we decided to make oemof’s structure more clear: Both, the framework (including e.g. TESPy) and the Package for energy system optimisation (using solph) were called the same – oemof. With the release of v0.4.0, there are now split packages for oemof.solph, oemof.network, and oemof.tools.
A brand-new feature are the facade classes that simplify instantiating the components. Facades for these three components are now ready to be used: SolarThermalCollector, ParabolicTroughCollector and StratifiedThermalStorage.
The documentation has been revised and extended. The repository now has function tests, and the facades are tested with constraints test.
See the What’s new section for further details of the second release.