Schulung HumanComfort Library

Introduction to HumanComfort Library

HumanComfort models the dynamic, thermal behaviour of buildings, vehicles, ship and aircraft cabins. Additionally, the thermal comfort of persons can be determined. The product contains the modular descritption of all physical heat transfer processes (ready-to-use).

Energy systems are optimized in accordance with economic criteria. From the view of a user of an air conditioning/heating system the thermal comfort is very often of more importance. How the thermal comfort changes with personal and thermal factors was examined in several studies and put into classification numbers. Standardized calculation methods of these numbers were developed and allow a detailed analysis of the human comfort.

HumanComfort Vehicle Cabin Model


The training course is for engineers and scientists who deal with development and simulation of energy systems. Please note that the number of participants is limited to 6 attendees in order to enable an intensive support of the group.

Prerequisites for attending

For a successful participation you should have a fundamental knowledge of using the simulation software Dymola as well as common functional principles of the description language Modelica. Furthermore, a personal computer with an installed Dymola software and a valid license of the HumanComfort Library is needed.

Course instructor

The course is held in German by Boris Michaelsen. Mr. Michaelsen models energy systems in several industrial and research projects for more than 7 years. Additionally, he is the developer of HumanComfort Library and was involved in many projects using the library.

Training course objectives

The objective is to introduce the participants to the Modelica library HumanComfort.


  • Purpose of the library
  • Package-Structure
  • Explanation of basic components
  • Volumen-Models (volume)
  • Wallmodels (partition)
  • Convection-Models
  • Heat conduction models (layered structure model)
  • Humidity transport
  • External long-wave radiation
  • Moving wallmodels
  • Optional models (conditional components)
  • Weather models for definition of fringe conditions (weather)
  • Comfort models by different standards (HumanComfort)
  • Internal stress models by persons und electronic equipment (InternalLoad)
  • Pressure loss and ventilation models (AirExchange)
  • Radiation model for internal long- and short-wave radiation (RadiationExchange)
  • Construction of a zone model out of the basic components
  • Studying various examples of the library
  • Building model
  • Vehicle model
  • for example automobiles or aircrafts
  • Expandability of the library with pressure loss and heat conduction models
  • Usage of the 3D-Convection model
  • Individual studies of participant´s cases

Course length and place of event

The course will take 2 days (9 hours each including lunch break).
It takes place in XRG´s training rooms in Hamburg, Germany (view).


The course fee is 750 Euro per person (plus VAT) and includes training material and catering (lunch, beverages). Accommodation expenses are borne by the participants.
Please contact us, if there is need of an individuel customized quotation.


For application please give us a call ( +49 40 76629 2630) or send an email ( You will receive a booking confirmation via email.
Until 14 days before the course you can cancel without any charges. After that period we bill a cancellation fee about 50 percent of the costs.