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In the ReCoDE project, a co-simulation platform is to be created to facilitate a holistic replication of current and future use cases in digitized energy systems. The integration of the use cases into existing reference models for the energy and communication systems as well as market mechanisms is of great importance here. This also applies to the corresponding reference scenarios as well as their further development. To realize this, existing industry standard tools have to be made interoperable while simulation process chains need to be made universally usable. In this project, simulation and co-simulation tools that are widely used in the industry (i.e. mosaik, SIMONA, OpSim, pandapower, OMNeT++/ns-3) are to be further developed in order to make reference scenarios of digitized energy systems quantitatively investigable in a consistent and flexibly exchangeable manner. In particular, the integrated simulation of information and communication technologies (ICT) enables new investigation possibilities with regard to the robustness and resilience of innovative automation approaches in the energy system. The web-based platform to be implemented in ReCoDE is to be developed as a reference platform that can be used in research and industrial projects in the long term and in a variety of ways, with a focus on open-source tools and scenarios.

Project Duration: 01.01.2023 - 31.12.2025



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The CNI focuses on researching relevant reference scenarios and the required enhancement of existing ICT simulators with innovative features such as resilient heterogenous communication. Also, efficient network slicing based on machine learning driven predictive resource allocation will be researched, while the toolset’s usability will be enhanced by a highly automated system for modelling large-scale communication topologies for any given energy system scenario.


The project is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action under the funding reference 03EI6093B.

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Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund University is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is “Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen” (closer to South Campus), and from B 1 / A 40 “Dort­mund-Dorstfeld” (closer to North Campus). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from North Campus to South Campus by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at North Campus and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund University has its own train station (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät”). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station (“Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof”) and Düsseldorf main station via the “Düsseldorf Airport Train Station” (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 20 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station “Stadtgarten”, usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At “Stadtgarten” you switch trains and get on line U42 towards “Hombruch”. Look out for the Station “An der Palmweide”. From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop “Dort­mund Kampstraße”. From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop “Dort­mund Wittener Straße”. Switch to bus line 447 and get off at “Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on North Campus. One (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”) is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the “Technologiepark” and (via South Campus) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at North Campus and offers a direct connection to South Campus every five minutes.

The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent “Technologiepark”.

Site Map of TU Dortmund University (Second Page in English).