Fraunhofer-Institut für Bauphysik IBP
The introduction of the Funtional Mock-up Interface 2.0 in 2014 showed great response in the world of simulation experts. The standard allows to import and export simulation models from any software environment in order to exchange and co-simulate simulation models. The resulting simulations can be executed on master platforms that serve to orchestrate the contributing Functional Mock-up Units (FMUs). A growing number of software environments has been adapting to the functionalities required to include the FMI standard in their repertoire. Most applications range amongst software capable of generating dynamic simulation models involving high order equation systems and the necessary complexity of necessary solvers.
In this work, a tool shall be implemented that allows for converting smaller algorithms to computationally efficient FMUs. The algorithms in question can vary from simple decision trees to short equations resulting in different actions depending on the outcome. The goal of the algorithms is to simulate an occupant’s behavior within a building energy simulation. As these models feature short, well-structured algorithms and do not possess the complexity of dynamic simulation models, FMUs of simpler and computationally more efficient nature should be created to be included in a whole system simulation. To realize this challenge, a tool is to be devel-oped that converts a given algorithm representing occupancy behavior into an FMU. A useful tool for the implementation is the FMU Software Development Kit, which inherits typical function calls and structural information incorporated in a compiled FMU.
In conjunction to the project, classes of the chair for Building Physics or Computational Modeling and Simulation provide important insights to the foundations of building physics and recent developments in digital building modeling.
•Analysis of possible solutions for FMU generation
•Development of a conversion tool for generating FMUs from non-dynamic simulation models
•Increase of the computational efficiency of the FMUs compared to regularly generated FMUs
Interdisciplinary Project (IDP) for TU Munich Informatics students with the topic "Generation of Functional Mock-up Units for occupancy simulation from user specifications"
•Flexible office hours
•Friendly work environment
•Possibility to participate in an interesting research project and to extend existing abilities
•Experience with C
•Experience with XML
•Experience with „Python" or „R" desirable
•Experience with building simulation software desirable
•Dedicated, systematic and self-dependent work attitude
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