Hanno Scharwächter, Lars v.Wedel, Aidong Yang, Wolfgang Marquardt:
A tool integration framework for dynamic simulation in process engineering
15th IFAC World Congress on Automatic Control, Barcelona, Spain
As a fundamental technology for the design and operation of process plants, simulation has been applied through different simulation tools. To perform complex simulation tasks in a technically and economically justified manner, it is sometimes necessary to integrate some of these tools to exploit their strengths. In this work, a simulation framework approach is proposed towards systematic support to tool integration. A number of key issues pertaining to simulation tool integration are identified and analyzed. A prototypical simulation framework CHEOPS is developed to provide a solution to those issues. An application scenario connecting different dynamic simulation tools has been used to explain the integration issues and to guide the development work in CHEOPS.
Simulation; Process Simulators; Software tools; Architectures; Dynamic modeling.