Question regarding a few software suggestions

I’d like to know if someone has any open source software suggestions for modelling the integration a Thermal Energy Storage System (eg: Phase Change Materials (PCMs)) in a district heating or a building system which evaluates the heat usage, carbon emissions etc. It’s my master thesis work.

Thanking you in advance.

Hi @Ishwar4404

These two lists of modeling frameworks might be of use:

And some surveys:

And also:

And this work is historical (I will email copies):

  • Lindenberger, Dietmar, Thomas Bruckner, Helmuth-M Groscurth, and Reiner Kümmel (2000). “Optimization of solar district heating systems: seasonal storage, heat pumps, and cogeneration”. Energy. 25 (7): 591–608. doi:10.1016/S0360-5442(99)00082-1.

  • Lindenberger, Dietmar, Thomas Bruckner, Robbie Morrison, Helmuth-M Groscurth, and Reiner Kümmel (2004). “Modernization of local energy systems”. Energy. 29 (2): 245–256. ISSN 0360-5442. doi:10.1016/S0360-5442(03)00063-X.

That last paper covered so‑called transparent insulation, a novel passive solar technology that was never developed in practice (as far as I am aware). The other paper examined seasonal thermal storage. The underlying software is archived here.


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Here is another possibly relevant publication: