The Solar Thermal Group develops and maintains computational libraries and tools to support numerical simulations and data analysis.

Scientific and engineering software

Free open-source program for solving systems of non-linear equations, linear and nonlinear optimisation problems, and dynamic systems expressed in the form of differential/algebraic equations
Matlab/GNU Octave function to evaluate the blackbody fractional function
The Computational Algorighm Collection (CALC) is a general-purpose collection of mathematical and statistical subprograms and libraries written in Fortran.
The coloured-pattern deflectometry (CPDeflec) technique was developed at ANU by Paul Scott as a final-year research project, with supervision by Greg Burgess. The technique allows fast characterisation of mirror facet shape. This alpha-quality code is released on Github and collaborations to develop it further are are eagerly invited.
Fluid properties library
IAPWS-IF97 steam properties library
Python-based ray-tracing tool
The Thermal Science Library (TSL) is a numerical library in Fortran to support development of computer simulations in the areas of thermal sciences and related disciplines.
Program to calculate radiation view factors for 2D and 3D geometries


GNU Bash script to create LaTeX-formatted equations in a variety of graphical formats
GNU Bash script to create high-quality scientific plots in a variety of graphical formats

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