Affiliation: Lehrstuhl für Prozesstechnik, RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany
Reference: Schopfer, G., Yang, A., von Wedel, L. et al., Int. J. Softw. Tools Technol. Transfer (2004), vol. 6, pp.186-202.
Abstract: “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 functions 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 for the combined use 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 for the integration of modelling tools, combining their models to build up a process model and performing computer-aided studies based on this integrated process model. In order to illustrate the concept without getting into complicated algorithmic issues, we focus on steady-state simulation using models comprising only algebraic equations. The concept is realized in the component-based integration platform CHEOPS, which focuses on integrating and solving existing models rather than providing its own modelling capabilities.”
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