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Solving Large-scale Modelica Models: New Approaches and Experimental Results using OpenModelica

Willi Braun
FH Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany

Francesco Casella
Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy

Bernhard Bachmann
FH Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany

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Published in: Proceedings of the 12th International Modelica Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, May 15-17, 2017

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 132:63, p. 557-563

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Published: 2017-07-04

ISBN: 978-91-7685-575-1

ISSN: 1650-3686 (print), 1650-3740 (online)


Modelica-based modeling and simulation is becoming increasingly important for the development of high quality engineering products. Therefore, the system size of interest in a Modelica-based simulation is continously increasing and the traditional way of generating simulation code, e.g. involving symbolic transformations like matching, sorting, and tearing, must be adapted to this situation. This paper describes recently implemented sparse solver techniques in OpenModelica in order to efficiently compile and simulate large-scale Modelica models. A proof of concept is given by evaluating the performance of selected benchmark problems.


Modelica, large-scale, sparse solver techniques


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