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A software architecture for configuration and usage of process simulation models : software component technology and XML-based approach

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.author Karhela, Tommi
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-10T09:29:33Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-10T09:29:33Z
dc.date.issued 2002-12-11
dc.identifier.isbn 951-38-6012-4
dc.identifier.issn 1455-0849
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/2207
dc.description.abstract Increased use of process simulation in different phases of the process and automation life cycle makes the information management related to model configuration and usage more important. Information management increases the requirements for more efficient model customisation and reuse, improved configurational co-use between different simulators, more generic extensibility of the simulation tools and more flexible run-time connectivity between the simulators and other applications. In this thesis, the emphasis is on large-scale dynamic process simulation of continuous processes in the power, pulp and paper industries. The main research problem is how to apply current information technologies, such as software component technology and XML, to facilitate the use of process simulation and to enhance the benefits gained from using it. As a development task this means developing a new software architecture that takes into account the requirements of improved information management in process simulation. As a research objective it means analysing whether it is possible to meet the new requirements in one software architecture using open specifications developed in information and automation technologies. Process simulation is analysed from the points of view of standardisation, current process simulation systems and simulation research. A new architectural solution is designed and implemented. The degree of meeting the new requirements is experimentally verified by testing the alleged features using examples and industrial cases. The main result of this thesis is the design, description and implementation of a new integration architecture for the configuration and usage of process simulation models. The original features of the proposed architecture are its openness, general distribution concept and distributed extensibility features. en
dc.format.extent 129, [19]
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland en
dc.publisher VTT fi
dc.relation.ispartofseries VTT publications en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 479 en
dc.subject.other Computer science en
dc.title A software architecture for configuration and usage of process simulation models : software component technology and XML-based approach en
dc.type G4 Monografiaväitöskirja fi
dc.description.version reviewed en
dc.contributor.department Department of Automation and Systems Technology en
dc.contributor.department Automaatio- ja systeemitekniikan osasto fi
dc.subject.keyword process simulation en
dc.subject.keyword software architecture en
dc.subject.keyword XML en
dc.subject.keyword software component technology en
dc.subject.keyword model configuration en
dc.identifier.urn urn:nbn:fi:tkk-001777
dc.type.dcmitype text en
dc.type.ontasot Väitöskirja (monografia) fi
dc.type.ontasot Doctoral dissertation (monograph) en
local.aalto.digifolder Aalto_63807
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