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Modeling and Optimization with Modelica and Optimica Using the Open Source Platform

Hubertus Tummescheit
Modelon AB, Sweden

Johan Åkesson
Modelon AB, Sweden \ Department of Automatic Control, Lund University, Sweden

Tove Bergdahl
Modelon AB, Sweden

Megnus Gäfvert
Modelon AB, Sweden

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Published in: Proceedings of the 7th International Modelica Conference; Como; Italy; 20-22 September 2009

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 43:4, s. 29-38

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Published: 2009-12-29

ISBN: 978-91-7393-513-5

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


This paper reports a new Modelica-based open source project entitled; targeted towards dynamic optimization. The objective of the project is to bridge the gap between the need for high-level description languages and the details of numerical optimization algorithms. is also intended as an extensible platform where algorithm developers; particularly in the academic community; may integrate new and innovative methods. In doing so; researchers gain access to a wealth of industrially relevant optimization problems based on existing Modelica models; while at the same time facilitating industrial use of state of the art algorithms. In this contribution; an overview of the platform is presented and the main features of are highlighted.


Modelica; Optimica; Optimization; Model Predictive Control


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