Component-Based Design of Simulation Models Utilizing Bond-Graph Theory

P. Novak, R. Sindelar:
"Component-Based Design of Simulation Models Utilizing Bond-Graph Theory";
Vortrag: 19th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), Cape Town, South Africa; 24.08.2014 - 29.08.2014; in:"Proceedings of the 19th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC)", IFAC, (2014), ISBN: 978-3-902823-62-5; S. 9229 - 9234.

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Abstract:


Simulation models are becoming e cient tools for real plant testing and control
system ne-tuning. They are necessary for advanced process control. Since a design phase
of simulation models is time-consuming and error-prone, this paper proposes a method for
the systematic and semi-automated design of simulation models. It is intended mainly for
signal-oriented simulators such as MATLAB-Simulink. The method presumes that large-scale
industrial systems consist of subsystems, whose behavior is known. The task for the proposed
approach is to create a simulation model from atomic simulation blocks approximating system
components. The proposed solution utilizes the bond graph theory in a non-traditional way.
Compared to the classical use of bond graphs, the proposed method does not create simulations
from scratch, but it re-uses existing simulation components. It extends bond graphs with a
concept of component implementations and annotations of their interfaces. Thus, models are
assembled from atomic component implementations, whose selection is done by the proposed
method for each node of the system topology.