Reference: Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, vol. 38, 2016, pp. 787-792
This contribution deals with the integration of custom unit operations into flowsheeting software. By sketching the workflow of designing novel processes in a conventional simulation software and introducing a respective modeling scenario some challenges regarding collaboration and model solution are named: the exchange of models, the definition of initial values, and the ordering of equations. A strategy to overcome these challenges is presented and applied in case studies using a collaborative modeling and code generation tool and a CAPE-OPEN compliant unit operation framework. These examples show not only the advantages of the CAPE-OPEN standard for interoperability in process science but also the advantages of automatic code generation based on mathematical analysis of the equation systems.
CAPE-OPEN related papers cited in text:
J. van Baten, M. Pons, 2014. CAPE-OPEN: Interoperability in Industrial Flowsheet Simulation Software. Chemie Ingenieur Technik 86 (7), 1052–1064.