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A Simulation Environment for Efficiently Mixing Signal Blocks and Modelica Components

Ramine Nikoukhah
ALTAIR Engineering, France

Masoud Najafi
ALTAIR Engineering, France

Fady Nassif
ALTAIR Engineering, France

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

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 132:91, p. 831-838

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Published: 2017-07-04

ISBN: 978-91-7685-575-1

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


There exist several specialized tools that provide environments for the development and simulation of either pure Modelica models or pure signal based models. These environments have each their own advantages and flaws. solidThinking Activate™ has been developed to mix these domains and take advantage of both of these approaches to system modeling. This paper presents this mixed Signal-Modelica environment, and in particular the efforts and challenges faced in its development.


Modelica tool, Signal based tool, FMI


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