FAQ & Help


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 1 pdf for DELPHIN 6.1

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 2 pdf for DELPHIN 6.1

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 3 pdf for PostProc 2.2

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 4 pdf for DELPHIN 6.1

Tutorial 4 Online for DELPHIN 6.1

Tutorial 7 – 3D modeling with DELPHIN 6.0

This tutorial explains how three-dimensional simulations can be created and evaluated in Delphin 6.

Tutorial 7 pdf for DELPHIN 6.0

Tutorial 8 – Editing materials with DELPHIN 6.1

This tutorial explains the material editor in DELPHIN 6.1.

Tutorial 8 pdf for DELPHIN 6.1

Tutorial 8 Online for 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.

Material database dialog pdf for DELPHIN 6.1.2

Material database dialog online for DELPHIN 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.

Scripting Tutorial pdf for DELPHIN 6.0

Scripting Tutorial Online for DELPHIN 6.0

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).

FMI Tutorial pdf for DELPHIN 6.0

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