ColSim 2.0

ColSim1 was also used to model solar thermal power plants, which require a detailed model of the collectors, pipes and storage tanks. The heat transfer media and power plant processes also increasingly became the subject of research work. ColSim2.0 was developed from this experience and continues to use an efficient calculation engine (C++) based on PlugFlow technology. Tools for online visualization and graphical model input were added, which can be used platform-independently.

Solar Tower System: Scheme and State Plot:

ColSim plot
ColSim plot – © Fraunhofer ISE

System Configuration Editor:

ColSim Gui
ColSim Gui – © Fraunhofer ISE