The instructions listed here should make it easier to get started with DELPHIN.
Tutorial 1 – Creation and editing 1D
This example shows the basic process of creating a project in DELPHIN. The necessary steps for setting up a simulation for the hygrothermal evaluation of the construction before and after the renovation are explained on the basis of an old building’s outer wall that needs to be thermally improved.
Tutorial 2 – Modeling a 2D construction part
This tutorial builds on the basics shown in the 1st tutorial. The focus of this guide is on the modeling of two-dimensional construction details. Using the example of a thermal bridge, it is shown how to enter a 2D construction, define and assign boundary conditions for the various surfaces of the construction, and specify outputs. The special features of flow outputs (e.g. heat flows) are also described.
Tutorial 3 – Result analysis with PostProc 2
This tutorial demonstrates the typical work steps involved in using the post-processing tool PostProc 2 to analyze the calculation data.
Tutorial 4 – Outputs in DELPHIN 6
This tutorial explains in detail how outputs are defined in DELPHIN, what options exist and what output is required for damage assessments.
Tutorial 7 – 3D modeling with DELPHIN 6.0
This tutorial explains how three-dimensional simulations can be created and evaluated in Delphin 6.
Tutorial 8 – Editing materials with DELPHIN 6.1
This tutorial explains the material editor in DELPHIN 6.1.
Material selection from the database at DELPHIN 6.1.2
This tutorial explains the material editor in DELPHIN from version 6.1.2.
Special topics, tips and tricks
With various methods, DELPHIN can be used much more efficiently and extensively than it seems possible by using the user interface alone. A few ideas for this can be found in the tutorials and HowTos listed.
Automated variation and sensitivity studies through scripting
This guide shows how the automatic processing of many simulations can be further improved and accelerated with the help of simple Python scripts (a very light script programming language). It is shown how variational studies can be carried out very efficiently on modern multi-processor machines.
Use of FMI co-simulation (FMI export of DELPHIN models)
The guide below explains how DELPHIN can be used within an FMI co-simulation environment. DELPHIN can export a specific project as an FMU, which can then be used by an FMI master program (see also MasterSim).