Georg Schopfer, Aidong Yang, Lars v.Wedel, Wolfgang Marquardt:
CHEOPS : a tool-integration platform for chemical process modelling and simulation
International Journal on Software Tools for Technology Transfer, 2004, 6(3), 186-202
A large number of modelling tools exist for the construction and solution of mathematical models of chemical processes. Each (chemical) process modelling tool provides its own model representation and model definition facilities as well as its own solution algorithms, which are used for performing computer-aided studies for the process under consideration. However, in order to support reusability of existing models and to allow the combined usage of different modelling tools for the study of complex processes, model integration is needed. This paper presents a concept for an integration platform that allows to integrate modelling tools, to combine their models to build up a process model and to perform computer-aided studies based on this integrated process model. The concept is realized in the component-based integration platform Cheops, which focuses on integrating and solving existing models rather than providing own modelling capabilities.
Chemical process modelling, Simulation,Heterogeneous implementation, Tool-integration, CORBA