SC²S Colloquium - June 3, 2009

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Date: June 3
Room: 02.07.023
Time: 15 pm, s.t.

15:00 Uhr - Oana Taranu - Porting of a thermal network simulation program of railway motors to a new software platform (Master's Thesis)

In order to verify the cooling concept of railway motors in the design phase, its temperature distribution is calculated by means of an equivalent thermal network simulation implemented in FORTRAN. Due to the code complexity, the adaption of the existing simulation program for other cooling concepts is complicated. Moreover, the actual program does not provide a graphical representation of the thermal network. Thus, porting the simulation to another software platform is required. The main criteria of the new software are the solver robustness, the easiness of the modelling, the feature to generate a stand-alone application, the graphical user-interface, the extensibility, and the compatibility at low costs. To identify a suitable software tool for future applications, simulations in MATLAB Simulink and ITI SimulationX are compared.