Saturday, December 17, 2011

Release version 1.2.3 of Tonatiuh

Tonatiuh release 1.2.3 is now available. This new version of Tonatiuh is a minor release of the program. It incorporates the following features:
  • The option to specify the transmissivity of the media in which the concentrating system is immersed.
  • An optimized ray generation algorithm, that analyzes the concentrating geometry as seen from the ray casting surface (usually a plane perpendicular to the main direction of the direct solar radiation) and determines the areas of the overall ray casting surface from which to actually cast rays.
  • An improved version of the Buie's Sunshape plug-in.
  • Updated Marble's maps that improve the selection of the plant location and the solar time by the user.
The test carried out so far allow us to conclude that this new version of Tonatiuh is more stable and fast than all previous ones.