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E.ON EBC RWTH Aachen University

AixLib

AixLib is a Modelica model library for building performance simulations.
The library contains models of HVAC systems as well as high and reduced order building models.
It is being developed at RWTH Aachen University, E.ON Energy Research Center, Institute for Energy Efficient Buildings and Indoor Climate (EBC) in Aachen, Germany.

As the library is developed at RWTH Aachen University's EBC, the library's name AixLib is derived from the city's French name Aix-la-Chapelle, which the people of Aachen are very fond of and use a lot. With the name AixLib we follow this local tradition.

If you have any questions regarding AixLib, feel free to contact us at aixlib@eonerc.rwth-aachen.de.

Clone repository

  • To clone the repository for the first time run:
    git clone --recurse-submodules https://github.com/RWTH-EBC/AixLib.git
  • If you have already cloned the repository, run:
    git submodule update --init --recursive
  • The default branch of AixLib is the development branch. This means that after cloning the repository, you always checked out the development branch.

Release versions

The latest version is always available on the release page and defined in AixLib's package.mo.

How to cite AixLib

We continuously improve AixLib and try to keep the community up-to-date with citable papers:

  • AixLib - An Open-Source Modelica Library within the IEA-EBC Annex 60 Framework. Müller D., Lauster M., Constantin A., Fuchs M., Remmen P.. BauSIM 2016, p.3–9, September 2016. link

Publications using AixLib

Please see the publications list

How to contribute to the development of AixLib

You are invited to contribute to the development of AixLib. Issues can be reported using this site's Issues section. Furthermore, you are welcome to contribute via Pull Requests. The workflow for changes is described in our Wiki.

License

The AixLib Library is released by RWTH Aachen University, E.ON Energy Research Center, Institute for Energy Efficient Buildings and Indoor Climate and is available under a 3-clause BSD-license. See AixLib Library license.

Acknowledgements

Parts of AixLib have been developed within public funded projects and with financial support by BMWi (German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy).