Aspects of FMI in Building Simulation

Torsten Schwan
EA Systems Dresden GmbH, Germany

René Unger
EA Systems Dresden GmbH, Germany

Jörg Pipiorke
ESI ITI GmbH, Germany

Ladda ner artikelhttp://dx.doi.org/10.3384/ecp1713273

Ingår i: Proceedings of the 12th International Modelica Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, May 15-17, 2017

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 132:7, s. 73-78

Visa mer +

Publicerad: 2017-07-04

ISBN: 978-91-7685-575-1

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


Building physics and HVAC system simulation have become an important usage scenario of the Modelica modeling language and related simulation tools since the publication of first adequate libraries (Wetter, 2009). In 2010, the tool independent standard FMI was published in version 1.0. It enables the exchange of models between different simulation tools and even different modeling approaches. Although, automotive industry mainly initiated the FMI development, it can extensively benefit building simulation, too. This paper describes four completely different applications of FMI in the building simulation environment which even extend the basic idea of simple model exchange. This includes the description of developed models as well as additionally required software components implementing the FMI standard.


Building Simulation, FMI, Model-in-theloop, Controller Test


M. Wetter. A Modelica-based model library for building energy and control systems, 11th International IBPSA Conference, Glasgow, 2009.

M. Lauster. Modelica Building Library and Building Models. Symposium on Integrated Planning and Simulation in Building Physics and Technology. Dresden, 2012.

C. Nytsch-Geusen, J. Huber, M. Ljubijunkic, J. Rädler. Modelica-BuildingSystems – A Simulation Library of complex Building Energy Systems. BauSIM, Berlin, 2012.

R. Unger, T. Schwan, B. Mikoleit, B. Bäker, C. Kehrer, T. Rodemann. “Green Building” – Modelling renewable building energy systems and electric mobility concepts using Modelica. 9th International Modelica Conference, Munich, 2012.

T. Schwan, R. Unger. Holistic District Heating Grid Design with SimulationX / Green City. ESI SimulationX User Forum, Dresden, 2016.

M. Wicke, T. Schwan, R. Unger. Model-based design of control strategies for a sophisticated building energy system in a school and sports complex. 17th ITI Symposium, Dresden, 2014.

A. Paepcke, A. Nicolai, T. Schwan. Interfaces of Co-Simulation Coupling between Building and Heating System Simulation. Central European Symposium on Building Physics, Dresden, 2016.

C. Clauß, K. Majetta, R. Meyer. Development of Simulator Coupling Algorithms using FMI Interface for Building Simulation Applications. Central European Symposium on Building Physics, Dresden, 2016.

T. S. Nouidui, M. Wetter. Tool coupling for the design and operation of building energy and control systems based on the Functional Mock-up Interface standard. 10th International Modelica Conference, Lund, 2014.

Citeringar i Crossref