Project overview & goals
>> SimStadt is the name of our simulation software environment and homonymous former project at the University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart (HFT Stuttgart). The SimStadt software is the result of the homonymous project and it was successfully conclude in 2015.
>> SimStadt, in its current state, is capable to manage and process data of the actual urban situation and future planning scenarios. Such scenarios include energy demand analysis of single buildings, city quarters, entire cities and regions. Further applications are reaching from simulation of heating demand and photovoltaic potential analysis up to simulations for building refurbishment and renewable energy provisioning strategies. With this the simulations platform provides an essential support for urban planners and managers for the definition and coordination to develop a modern city with low carbon emissions.
>> The aim of the follow-up project SimStadt 2.0 which has started in 2017 is the extended development of the simulation platform SimStadt and inclusion of new simulation scenarios as well as the development of a decentralized processing structure using modern web services. Due to the use of physical models for buildings, energy systems and distribution networks, reliable statements about potential development scenarios for city quarters up to entire metropolitan areas shall be made possible. Thus, a further goal of this project is to improve upon the planning reliability and the profitability analysis using the SimStadt software.
>> For this purpose, at least two concrete case studies will be conducted during the SimStadt 2.0 project. They will be done in collaboration with our project partners at municipal energy suppliers in Stuttgart and Mainz (SWS and SWM) as they can provide the most reliable data for the current state of a city quarter and the planned refurbishment requirements to modernize a city quarter. Furthermore, as in the former project, the HFT Stuttgart, will work closely with engineering industry partners (GEF) and a well-known IT- geo- and computer graphics service provider (M.O.S.S.) who both have had greatly contributed to the former project’s success.