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Toward the actual model exchange using FMI in practical use cases in Japanese automotive industry

Yutaka Hirano
Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan

Junichi Ichihara
AZAPA Co. LTD, Japan

Haruki Saito
Nissan Motor Corporation, Japan

Yosuke Ogata
Siemens K.K., Japan

Takayuki Sekisue
ANSYS Japan K.K., Japan

Satoshi Koike
Denso Corporation, Japan

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Published in: Proceedings of the 2nd Japanese Modelica Conference, Tokyo, Japan, May 17-18, 2018

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 148:28, p. 195-203

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Published: 2019-02-21

ISBN: 978-91-7685-266-8

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


The working group in JSAE (Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan) proposed and published a guideline about a method using adapters to enable the connection of FMUs in acausal modeling tools in 2015. After that, more combination of exporting tools and importing tools of FMUs were tested for more realistic models. The success of the method was confirmed in the case of using FMI for Model Exchange (ME). Additionally the connection of FMUs generated from various modeling tools was tested using FMI for Co-Simulation (CS) for a full-vehicle test model. Through the above-mentioned activities, we obtained much knowledge about utilizing FMI for practical model exchange in the industry. Finally the requests for future realization of FMI are described.


FMI, Model Exchange, Co-Simulation, Benchmark Model, Numerical Stability


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