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An Environment for the Integrated Modelling of Systems with Complex Continuous and Discrete Dynamics

Remelhe, Manuel A. Pereira and Engell, Sebastian and Otter, Martin and Deparade, André and Mosterman, Pieter J. (2002) An Environment for the Integrated Modelling of Systems with Complex Continuous and Discrete Dynamics. In: Springer Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg. pp. 83-105. ISBN 3-540-43812-2.

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The modelling and simulation of sophisticated technical systems is a demanding task. On the one hand, the physical part consists of a large number of subsystems which exhibit predominantly continuous dynamics, sometimes with (infrequent) discontinuities. On the other hand, the distributed computerised control systems constitute complex discrete-time and discrete-event systems that require completely different modelling and simulation methods. For an evaluation of the behaviour and the performance of the overall systems, both types of models have to be combined and simulated efficiently. This contribution presents the requirements for a modelling environment for such systems and discusses an approach that consists of object-oriented modelling and efficient simulation of the physical part using the physical systems modelling language MODELICA, a software environment for the definition of discrete-event models using various formalisms, and the integration of both parts of the system via model translation. The coordination of both parts is performed by the MODELICA simulator. The modelling environment called DES/M (discrete-event systems for Modelica) supports the interoperation of different domain specific discrete-event formalisms. To illustrate the usage of the environment, a laboratory batch plant model is presented. A more elaborate example is described in another contribution in this volume (Mosterman et al., 2002).

Document Type:Book Section
Additional Information:LIDO-Berichtsjahr=2002,
Title:An Environment for the Integrated Modelling of Systems with Complex Continuous and Discrete Dynamics
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Remelhe, Manuel A. PereiraUniversity of Dortmund
Engell, SebastianUniversity of Dortmund
Deparade, AndréUniversity of Dortmund
Mosterman, Pieter J.UNSPECIFIED
Date:September 2002
Refereed publication:Yes
Page Range:pp. 83-105
Sebastian Engell, UNSPECIFIED
Eckehard Schnieder, UNSPECIFIED
Publisher:Springer Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg
Keywords:Modelica, hybrid system modeling, discrete-event modeling
HGF - Research field:other
HGF - Program:other
HGF - Program Themes:other
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DLR - Research theme (Project):other
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics
Deposited By: elib DLR-Beauftragter
Deposited On:08 Mar 2006
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 20:02

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