What and in which order should I read/do to get started with FMI technology?
That depends mostly on your background knowledge. We assume here you already have fundamental knowledge of simulation
technology (ODE vs. DAE, zero-crossing, state/time events, derivatives etc.):
Does FMI 2.0 support Partial Differential Equations (PDEs)?
There are two kinds of FMI variants: Model Exchange and Co-Simulation.
Model-Exchange FMUs encode ODEs. PDE-support is not planned yet, but the demand for it is increasing.
The second kind, Co-Simulation FMUs, can contain any kind of simulation component because it does not expose
states. So as long as you want to simply encapsulate PDEs, this could be done.
But explicitly exposing a PDE to a solver using FMUs is currently not supported.
I added my test FMUs/Cross-Check results but the tools page does not show "green". Why?
The Cross-Check Rules list a number of conditions before turning an entry “green”. In short:
- Exporting tools must provide at least 3 FMUs and at least one importer must report successful import.
- Importing tools must report (and prove) successful import of at least 3 FMUs of at least 3 exporting tools.
Please refer to the complete set of rules and notes.
Why are the badge-numbers of the platform-drop-down not adding up to the badge-number in the overview?
The platform-drop-down list contains only platforms the tool has passed the Cross-Check Rules. But the overview
lists all FMUs or Cross-Check Results submitted.