Presentation, Validation and Application of the DistrictHeating Modelica Library

Loic Giraud
Univ. Grenoble Alpes, INES, France / CEA, LITEN, 17, Grenoble, France

Roland Baviere
Univ. Grenoble Alpes, INES, France / CEA, LITEN, 17, Grenoble, France

Mathieu Vallée
Univ. Grenoble Alpes, INES, France / CEA, LITEN, 17, Grenoble, France

Cédric Paulus
Univ. Grenoble Alpes, INES, France / CEA, LITEN, 17, Grenoble, France

Ladda ner artikelhttp://dx.doi.org/10.3384/ecp1511879

Ingår i: Proceedings of the 11th International Modelica Conference, Versailles, France, September 21-23, 2015

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 118:8, s. 79-88

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Publicerad: 2015-09-18

ISBN: 978-91-7685-955-1

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


District heating systems are a relevant solution for reducing CO2 emissions, especially in dense areas with older buildings. However, due to the heavy investment costs, there is a great interest in simulation and software solutions to reduce distribution losses, limit the overuse of peak generators and optimize the use of storage capacities. In this paper, we describe how we designed, validated and used a library of fast, precise and robust components for district heating systems. Among other results, we could reduce the complexity of some components by a factor of 40 and demonstrate more than 10% reduction in heat losses on a sample application.


district heating; physical modeling; dynamic simulation; supply temperature optimization


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