.Buildings.Fluid.Examples.Performance.Example1v1

Information

This model demonstrates the impact of the allowFlowReversal and from_dp parameters on the sizes of nonlinear algebraic loops. The user can change the parameter value in the respective BooleanConstant blocks and rerun the simulation to compare the performance. The results are also demonstrated below for nRes.k = 20, the number of parallel branches, which contain one pressure drop element each.

These results were generated using Dymola 2015FD01 64 bit on Ubuntu 14.04.

Default case:

AllowFlowReversal = true and from_dp = false

Sizes of nonlinear systems of equations: {6, 21, 46}

Sizes after manipulation of the nonlinear systems: {1, 19, 22}

Change 1:

AllowFlowReversal = false and from_dp = false

Sizes of nonlinear systems of equations: {6, 21}

Sizes after manipulation of the nonlinear systems: {1, 19}

Change 2:

AllowFlowReversal = false and from_dp = true

Sizes of nonlinear systems of equations: {6, 21}

Sizes after manipulation of the nonlinear systems: {1, 1}

These changes also have a significant impact on the computational speed.

Following script can be used in Dymola to compare the CPU times. For this script to work, make sure that Dymola stores at least 4 results.

cpuOld=OutputCPUtime;
evaluateOld=Evaluate;
OutputCPUtime:=true;
simulateModel("Buildings.Fluid.Examples.Performance.Example1v1(allowFlowReversal.k=true, from_dp.k=false)", stopTime=10000, numberOfIntervals=10, method="dassl", resultFile="Example1v1");
simulateModel("Buildings.Fluid.Examples.Performance.Example1v2(from_dp.k=true, allowFlowReversal.k=true)", stopTime=10000, numberOfIntervals=10, method="dassl", resultFile="Example1v2");
simulateModel("Buildings.Fluid.Examples.Performance.Example1v1(allowFlowReversal.k=false, from_dp.k=false)", stopTime=10000, numberOfIntervals=10, method="dassl", resultFile="Example1v1");
simulateModel("Buildings.Fluid.Examples.Performance.Example1v1(allowFlowReversal.k=false, from_dp.k=true)", stopTime=10000, numberOfIntervals=10, method="dassl", resultFile="Example1v1");
createPlot(id=1, position={15, 10, 592, 421}, range={0.0, 10000.0, -0.01, 0.35}, autoscale=false, grid=true);
plotExpression(apply(Example1v1[end-2].CPUtime), false, "Default case", 1);
plotExpression(apply(Example1v2[end].CPUtime), false, "Adding dummy states", 1);
plotExpression(apply(Example1v1[end-1].CPUtime), false, "allowFlowReversal=false", 1);
plotExpression(apply(Example1v1[end].CPUtime), false, "allowFlowReversal=false, from_dp=true", 1);
OutputCPUtime=cpuOld;
Evaluate=evaluateOld;

See Jorissen et al. (2015) for a discussion.

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