Webcast of seminar about JModelica.org

In a recent LUCAS breakfast seminar, Johan Åkesson gave an overview of Modelica, Optimica and the JModelica.org platform. Watch a webcast from the presentation at http://www.lth.se/programvaruportalen/kalendarium/arkiv/lucas_frukost_2010/.

Windows binary installer for 1.1b1 available

See the download section.

New release 1.2 of JModelica.org Windows SDK

Version 1.2 of the Windows SDK is released with the following major changes:

  • Update to Python 2.6
  • Added docbook
  • Added convenience script for configure
  • Added autoconf, autogen, automake
  • Several minor improvements and bugfixes

The SDK bundles all required tools and provides convenient procedures for building and running JModelica.org from sources. See <http://www.jmodelica.org/sdk/>.

Modelon AB receives grant from Vinnova

Modelon AB has received a grant from the Swedish funding agency Vinnova for a project targeting development of model and optimization-based control systems for post combustion CO2 separation systems, see press release. The project builds on the JModelica.org platform and starts in January of 2010.

Installer with binary distribution for Windows available

A Windows installer with a binary distribution of JModelica.org has been released and is available in the Download section. The installer bundles software components used by JModelica.org and automatically sets up and configures the user environment. The binary installer makes JModelica.org easily accessible for end-users running on Windows platforms.

Software Development Kit for Windows released

A Software Development Kit (SDK) has been released to simplify the process of setting up a JModelica.org development environment on Windows platforms. The SDK bundles all required tools and provides convenient procedures for building and running JModelica.org from sources. See <http://www.jmodelica.org/sdk/>.

JModelica.org tutorial at the Modelica Conference 2009

A JModelica.org tutorial will be given on Sunday September 20th at the Modelica Conference 2009, held in Como, Italy. The tutorial will introduce the JModelica.org platform as well as provide an overview of how to solve hands on optimization problems. Strengths and limitations of current optimization algorithms will be highlighted and illustrated by examples. For more information, see the conference home page.

1.0-Alpha1 released

Today, JModelica.org 1.0-Alpha1 was released. The last months have been very exciting and we have made great progress with the development of the platform. All parts of the tool chain is now up and running, including code generation from Modelica/Optimica to C and XML, a simultaneous dynamic optimization algorithm, and a Python integration. Also, the upcoming Eclipse plugin is coming along very well. 

Optimica in the pendulum lab

PhD student Pontus Giselsson at Department of Automatic Control, Lund University, has used Optimica to develop a time-optimal control scheme for an inverted pendulum The optimal control profiles were applied to a pendulum process in the lab - the YouTube video shows the result.

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