TT Toolbox for Optimization

I have used the LadybugTools to simulate energy and I want to use the TT Toolbox for optimization. Is the optimization in TT Toolbox a linear optimization?
If TT Toolbox is a linear optimization, which subset of optimization modes (such as evolutionary optimizations) is it?
Is there a good source for defining TT Toolbox optimization?

Hi @m.yaghoobi.m,

You can look here.
However it is not realy an optimalisation tool, but more an batch simulation tool. But it is realy practical.

Some (unsolicited) thoughts on energy optimization:

  • I don’t know of any evolutionary algorithms that are considered linear optimization algorithms. Generally they’re classified as stochastic optimizations generally used to solve non-convex problems.
  • That being said, I think it’s better to think of energy optimization as a non-convex problem. You can abstract some processes as linear (i.e. heat transfer through a low-thermal mass wall as a linear function of exterior temperature), but eventually you will run into nonlinearities like radiation exchange or latent processes. So non-linear, stochastic optimization algorithms like genetic algorithms, hill-climbing, simulated annealing are suited for energy optimization.
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