RTC-Tools RTC-Tools Introduction to RTC-Tools 2.0 – Workshop: Friday, 28 October 2016 Pieter Visser http://oss.deltares.nl/web/rtc-tools/home/-/blogs/introduction-to-rtc-tools-2-0-–-workshop:-friday-28-october-2016 2016-10-17T07:53:17Z 2016-10-17T07:26:45Z <p> <span style="font-size:12px;"><strong><u>Introduction to RTC-Tools 2.0 – Workshop</u><br /> <em>Friday, 28 October 2016<br /> Delft Software Days</em></strong></span></p> <p> <span style="font-size:12px;"><em>This 1-day intensive course is designed to learn the basics of Decision support system development using RTC-Tools. RTC-Tools is Deltares' open source software package for control and optimization of environmental systems. RTC-Tools sets itself apart from other packages with its ease of use, integration of Python and Delft-FEWS, extensibility and its rigorous treatment of multiple, possibly competing, objectives, as well as its explicit inclusion of forecast uncertainty.<br /> <em>There is no specific knowledge required. Familiarity with modelling techniques will be an advantage.</em></em></span></p> <p> <em style="font-size: 12px;">Program Overview:</em></p> <ul> <li> <span style="font-size:12px;"><em>Introduction to RTC-Tools 2.0</em></span></li> <li> <span style="font-size:12px;"><em>Software installation</em></span></li> <li> <span style="font-size:12px;"><em>Breakout sessions:</em></span> <ul> <li> <span style="font-size:12px;"><em>Multi-objective optimization of a reservoir system</em></span></li> <li> <span style="font-size:12px;"><em>Water allocation</em></span></li> <li> <span style="font-size:12px;"><em>Energy-efficient polder drainage</em></span></li> </ul> </li> <li> <span style="font-size:12px;"><em>Short presentation on forecast uncertainty</em></span></li> </ul> <p> <span style="font-size:14px;"><em>&nbsp;</em><em style="font-size: 12px;"><strong><a href="http://schedule.delftsoftwaredays.nl/index.php/agenda/view/57c978f048cb3ea8030001bb">Register Here</a></strong></em></span><em style="font-size: 12px;"><strong></strong></em></p> Pieter Visser 2016-10-17T07:26:45Z RTC-Tools 2.0.0-beta1 released Jorn Baayen http://oss.deltares.nl/web/rtc-tools/home/-/blogs/rtc-tools-2-0-0-beta1-released 2016-10-10T10:03:11Z 2016-10-10T10:00:13Z <div id="cke_pastebin"> Deltares released RTC-Tools 2.0.0-beta1 on Friday, October 7th 2017.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin">  </div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> This is a beta release in preparation for the 2.0 release, which is scheduled for later this year.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin">  </div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> The 2.x series features:</div> <div id="cke_pastebin">  </div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> &nbsp;* A new focus on multi-objective optimization using lexicographic goal programming, to facilitate sequential optimization of prioritized goals. &nbsp;The traditional weighting method is also still available.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin">  </div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> &nbsp;* An extensible model library using the industry standard Modelica modelling language. &nbsp;This opens the door to multidisciplinary modelling and optimization.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin">  </div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> &nbsp;* Support for forecast ensembles, analogous to RTC-Tools 1.x.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin">  </div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> &nbsp;* Optional CSV file I/O.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin">  </div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> &nbsp;* Optional Delft-FEWS file I/O.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin">  </div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> &nbsp;* Efficient computation of Jacobians and Hessians using the CasADi framework.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin">  </div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> &nbsp;* A Python API, for programmatic creation of complex optimization problems.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin">  </div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> &nbsp;* The model library has been redone to encourage convex formulations of optimization problems.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin">  </div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Note that RTC-Tools 2.x is not backwards compatible with RTC-Tools 1.x.&nbsp;</div> <div id="cke_pastebin">  </div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> More information is available on the RTC-Tools website:&nbsp;<a href="https://www.deltares.nl/en/software/rtc-tools/">https://www.deltares.nl/en/software/rtc-tools/</a></div> <div id="cke_pastebin">  </div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> The Python code is available in an open gitlab repository:&nbsp;<a href="https://gitlab.com/deltares/rtc-tools">https://gitlab.com/deltares/rtc-tools</a></div> <div id="cke_pastebin">  </div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> And so is the ChannelFlow Modelica library:&nbsp;<a href="https://gitlab.com/deltares/rtc-tools-channel-flow">https://gitlab.com/deltares/rtc-tools-channel-flow</a></div> <div id="cke_pastebin">  </div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> API documentation and tutorials are available on readthedocs.io:&nbsp;<a href="http://rtc-tools.readthedocs.io">http://rtc-tools.readthedocs.io/</a></div> Jorn Baayen 2016-10-10T10:00:13Z Workshop on RTC-Tools 2.0 Jorn Baayen http://oss.deltares.nl/web/rtc-tools/home/-/blogs/workshop-on-rtc-tools-2-0 2016-09-02T13:50:20Z 2016-09-02T13:50:14Z <p> <span style="line-height: 1.4;">The first workshop on RTC-Tools 2.0 is open for registration:</span></p> <p> <a href="http://www.dsd-int.nl/2016/introduction-to-rtc-tools-2-0-workshop/">http://www.dsd-int.nl/2016/introduction-to-rtc-tools-2-0-workshop/</a></p> <p> We look forward to welcoming you in Delft this October!</p> Jorn Baayen 2016-09-02T13:50:14Z New version of RTC-Tools manual Bernhard Becker http://oss.deltares.nl/web/rtc-tools/home/-/blogs/new-version-of-rtc-tools-manual 2016-08-15T09:06:03Z 2016-08-15T09:05:52Z <p> I have uploaded a new version of the RTC-Tools Technical Reference Manual.</p> Bernhard Becker 2016-08-15T09:05:52Z Webinar on OpenMI with RTC-Tools Bernhard Becker http://oss.deltares.nl/web/rtc-tools/home/-/blogs/webinar-on-openmi-with-rtc-tools 2016-05-19T13:38:49Z 2016-05-19T13:34:42Z <p> On April 21st an <a href="https://www.deltares.nl/en/webinars/model-coupling-with-openmi-introduction-basic-concepts-and-live-demonstration/">OpenMI webinar</a> was held with an OpenMI composition of an RTC-Tools model and a SOBEK model as demonstration example. We will publish the recorded webinar soon. Lecture notes and slides can already be downloaded from the <a href="https://publicwiki.deltares.nl/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=122095346">OpenMI pages in the Deltares public wiki</a>.</p> Bernhard Becker 2016-05-19T13:34:42Z RTC-Tools 1.4.1 released Jorn Baayen http://oss.deltares.nl/web/rtc-tools/home/-/blogs/rtc-tools-1-4-1-released 2015-11-24T13:40:12Z 2015-11-24T12:36:40Z <div>  </div> <div> <span style="line-height: 1.4;">This is a bug fix release.</span></div> <ul> <li> Robust handling of folder names using boost::filesystem. &nbsp;</li> <li> Fixed uninitialized variables in hydraulcModel, rateOfChangeObjectiveFunctionTerm.</li> </ul> <p> Source code and binaries are available in the <a href="http://oss.deltares.nl/web/rtc-tools/download/">download section</a>.</p> Jorn Baayen 2015-11-24T12:36:40Z RTC-Tools 1.4 released Jorn Baayen http://oss.deltares.nl/web/rtc-tools/home/-/blogs/rtc-tools-1-4-released 2015-10-01T10:58:16Z 2015-10-01T10:43:59Z <div id="cke_pastebin"> Major new features include:</div> <div> <ul> <li> Scenario trees for efficient stochastic optimization;</li> <li> Chance constraints for stochastic optimization;</li> <li> A set of fully SOBEK2-compatible components for classical feedback control;</li> <li> Linux support;</li> <li> CMake build system; &nbsp;</li> <li> BMI interface for communication with Deltares' Next Generation Hydro Software (NGHS).</li> &nbsp; </ul> <p> Source code and binaries are available in the <a href="http://oss.deltares.nl/web/rtc-tools/download/">download section</a>.</p> </div> Jorn Baayen 2015-10-01T10:43:59Z New product manager RTC-Tools Bernhard Becker http://oss.deltares.nl/web/rtc-tools/home/-/blogs/new-product-manager-rtc-tools 2015-04-20T12:25:24Z 2015-04-20T12:24:18Z <p> RTC-Tools has a new product manager!</p> <p> Jorn Baayen has taken over RTC-Tools product management by February 2015 from Bernhard Becker. Jorn Baayen graduated in applied mathematics at TU Delft. Jorn Baayen is experienced in open source development, computational fluid dynamics modelling and the development of control systems. Read more about Jorn on: <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?trk=contacts-contacts-list-contact_name-0&amp;id=165644976">https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?trk=contacts-contacts-list-contact_name-0&amp;id=165644976</a>.</p> Bernhard Becker 2015-04-20T12:24:18Z OpenMI training at Deltares with RTC-Tools Bernhard Becker http://oss.deltares.nl/web/rtc-tools/home/-/blogs/openmi-training-at-deltares-with-rtc-tools 2015-03-12T10:13:03Z 2015-03-12T10:10:32Z <p> On Thursday 26 February 2015 at Deltares an internal OpenMI training was held. 19 participants learned about the basic concepts of OpenMI, the theoretical background of model coupling, OpenMI example projects and how to migrate code to OpenMI compliance. In an hands-on case the participants coupled a SOBEK 3 channel flow model and an RTC-Tools control model via OpenMI. The SOBEK model represents a section of the Elbe river (Germany) with two branches and a weir. The &nbsp;RTC-Tools model contains a control scheme that opens the weir during high water and closes the weir during low conditions. The training was given by Bernhard Becker and Andreas Burzel (both Deltares). All participants have a water-related background, but in different disciplines: operational forecasting, policy making, risk assessment, hydraulics, water quality, river engineering and ecology.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://oss.deltares.nl/image/image_gallery?uuid=b75a31cb-c94a-40c1-919a-81fb520ca540&amp;groupId=102774&amp;t=1426158703997" style="width: 600px; height: 337px;" /></p> Bernhard Becker 2015-03-12T10:10:32Z 2-day PAO course on RTC-Tools on March 18 and 19, 2015 (TU Delft) Bernhard Becker http://oss.deltares.nl/web/rtc-tools/home/-/blogs/2-day-pao-course-on-rtc-tools-on-march-18-and-19-2015-tu-delft 2015-01-28T13:09:14Z 2015-01-28T13:06:50Z <p> PAO (= postacademische opleiding)</p> <p> Lecturers: Peter-Jules van Overloop (TU Delft), Klaas-Jan van Heeringen (Deltares), Dirk Schwanenberg (Deltares), Jan Talsma (Deltares).</p> <p> <a href="http://pao-tudelft.nl/Cursussen/16/3090/SlimmerwaterbeheermetReal-TimeControl.html">More information </a></p> Bernhard Becker 2015-01-28T13:06:50Z Paper about RTC-Tools online in Journal of Hydroinformatics Bernhard Becker http://oss.deltares.nl/web/rtc-tools/home/-/blogs/paper-about-rtc-tools-online-in-journal-of-hydroinformatics 2015-01-16T14:09:20Z 2015-01-16T14:06:27Z <div class="csl-bib-body" style="line-height: 1.35; padding-left: 2em; text-indent:-2em;"> <div class="csl-entry"> This paper about RTC-Tools has recently been made available online:</div> <div class="csl-entry">  </div> <div class="csl-entry"> Schwanenberg, D.; Becker, B. P. J.; Xu, M. (2014): The Open RTC-Tools Software framework for Modeling Real-Time Control in Water Resources Systems. Journal of Hydroinformatics 17 (1), 130–148.</div> <div class="csl-entry"> <a href="http://www.iwaponline.com/jh/017/jh0170130.htm">http://www.iwaponline.com/jh/017/jh0170130.htm</a></div> <div class="csl-entry">  </div> <div class="csl-entry"> The article introduces the concept of RTC-Tools and contains three different use cases.</div> <div class="csl-entry">  </div> </div> Bernhard Becker 2015-01-16T14:06:27Z RTC-Tools course on October 28, 2014 in Delft (The Netherlands) Bernhard Becker http://oss.deltares.nl/web/rtc-tools/home/-/blogs/rtc-tools-course-on-october-28-2014-in-delft-the-netherlands 2014-09-24T09:40:49Z 2014-09-24T09:37:51Z <p> Within the frame of the international <a href="http://www.dsd-int.nl/">Delft Software Days</a> a one-day RTC-Tools course is given on October 28th, 2014 in Delft (The Netherlands). Please read <a href="http://www.dsd-int.nl/training/rtc-tools-basic-course/">more information</a> on the Deltares Software Days webiste. You can also register via this site for the course.</p> Bernhard Becker 2014-09-24T09:37:51Z RTC-Tools course in New York Bernhard Becker http://oss.deltares.nl/web/rtc-tools/home/-/blogs/rtc-tools-course-in-new-york 2014-08-22T11:59:26Z 2014-08-22T11:59:14Z <p> Nine people participated in the RTC-Tools course on Short-term Optimization of Reservoir Systems given within the frame of the <a href="http://hic2014.org/">11<sup>th</sup> International Conference on Hydroinformatics</a> on Saturday, August 16th, 2014.</p> Bernhard Becker 2014-08-22T11:59:14Z RTC-Tools release 1.2 Bernhard Becker http://oss.deltares.nl/web/rtc-tools/home/-/blogs/rtc-tools-release-1-2 2014-08-15T13:21:30Z 2014-08-15T13:20:32Z <p> ... available in the <a href="http://oss.deltares.nl/web/rtc-tools/documentation/-/document_library_display/hoT1/view/467082">download</a> section.</p> Bernhard Becker 2014-08-15T13:20:32Z RTC-Tools papers on the International Conference on Hydroinformatics Bernhard Becker http://oss.deltares.nl/web/rtc-tools/home/-/blogs/rtc-tools-papers-on-the-international-conference-on-hydroinformatics 2014-07-11T06:21:04Z 2014-07-11T06:16:00Z <p> Several papers are going to be presented on the <a href="http://hic2014.org/timetable/">11th International Conference on Hydroinformatics.</a></p> <p class="paper_author"> Please note also the sesseion "Dare to Share" on 19/Aug/2014: 1:30pm-3:15pm where an introduction on RTC-Tools is given by Dirk Schwanenberg.&nbsp;</p> Bernhard Becker 2014-07-11T06:16:00Z RTC-Tools in CIPRNet Bernhard Becker http://oss.deltares.nl/web/rtc-tools/home/-/blogs/rtc-tools-in-ciprnet 2014-07-11T06:12:10Z 2014-07-11T06:06:11Z <p> Within the frame of the Critical Infrastructure Preparedness and Resilience Research Network (CIPRNet, <a href="http://www.ciprnet.eu">www.ciprnet.eu</a>) OpenMI demos have been given on April 24th, 2014 in Paris and on July 10th, 2014 in Rome (Italy). The demonstration case is an OpenMI composition with an RTC-Tools model and a Sobek model.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://oss.deltares.nl/image/image_gallery?uuid=1f40f6d5-9df5-496e-8c6c-d6fdaf3d66a5&amp;groupId=102774&amp;t=1405066270652" style="width: 600px; height: 397px;" /></p> Bernhard Becker 2014-07-11T06:06:11Z RTC-Tools tutorial within the Hydroinformatics Conference in New York Bernhard Becker http://oss.deltares.nl/web/rtc-tools/home/-/blogs/rtc-tools-tutorial-within-the-hydroinformatics-conference-in-new-york 2014-07-10T11:34:37Z 2014-07-10T11:30:52Z <p> Within the frame of the <a href="http://hic2014.org/">11<sup>th</sup> International Conference on Hydroinformatics</a> an RTC-Tools course on Short-term Optimization of Reservoir Systems is given by Jan Talsma and Min Xu on Saturday, August 16th, 2014.</p> <p> Course information can be found here: <a href="http://hic2014.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/ShortCourse_DELTARES.pdf">http://hic2014.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/ShortCourse_DELTARES.pdf</a></p> Bernhard Becker 2014-07-10T11:30:52Z RTC-Tools publication in JAWER Bernhard Becker http://oss.deltares.nl/web/rtc-tools/home/-/blogs/rtc-tools-publication-in-jawer 2014-07-09T09:45:02Z 2014-07-09T09:44:11Z <p> Short-termmanagement of hydropower assets of the Federal Columbia River Power System by Dirk Schwanenberg, Min Xu, Tim Ochterbeck, Christopher Allen &amp; Divas Karimanzira (2014), Journal of Applied Water Engineering and Research.</p> <p> <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23249676.2014.912952">http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23249676.2014.912952</a></p> Bernhard Becker 2014-07-09T09:44:11Z Article: Model predictive control with RTC-Tools for water scarcity situations in the Netherlands Bernhard Becker http://oss.deltares.nl/web/rtc-tools/home/-/blogs/article:-model-predictive-control-with-rtc-tools-for-water-scarcity-situations-in-the-netherlands 2014-07-10T11:25:10Z 2014-07-09T09:46:09Z <div class="csl-bib-body" style="line-height: 1.35; padding-left: 2em; text-indent:-2em;"> <div class="csl-entry"> Talsma, J.; Patzke, S.; Becker, B. P. J.; Goorden, N.; Schwanenberg, D.; Prinsen, G. (2013): Application of model predictive control on water extractions in scarcity situations in the Netherlands. <a href="http://www.ingenieriainnova.cl/">Revista de Ingeniería Innova</a> 6, 1–10.</div> <div class="csl-entry">  </div> <div class="csl-entry"> At the moment we don't have any direct link to the article. So please contact rtc-tools@deltares.nl for details.</div> </div> Bernhard Becker 2014-07-09T09:46:09Z RTC-Tools on the Deltares Softwaredagen Bernhard Becker http://oss.deltares.nl/web/rtc-tools/home/-/blogs/rtc-tools-on-the-deltares-softwaredagen 2014-07-09T09:52:59Z 2014-07-09T09:49:37Z <p> At the Delft-FEWS user day within the frame of the Dutch Deltares Software days, Jan Gooijer from water authority&nbsp; Noorderzijlvest presented FEWS Noorderzijlvest:</p> <h3> FEWS Noorderzijlvest – van calamiteiteninstrument naar brug tussen meteorologie en waterbeheer</h3> <p> RTC-Tools is an important model component within this operational forecasting system. The slides can be found here: <a href="http://www.dsd-nl.nl/symposia/delft-fews-gebruikersdag/">http://www.dsd-nl.nl/symposia/delft-fews-gebruikersdag/</a></p> Bernhard Becker 2014-07-09T09:49:37Z