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From Physical Modeling to Real-Time Simulation : Feed back on the use of Modelica in the engine control development toolchain

Zakia Benjelloun-Touimi
IFP Energies nouvelles, France

Mongi Ben Gaid
IFP Energies nouvelles, France

Julien Bohbot
IFP Energies nouvelles, France

Alain Dutoya
INCKA SA, France

Hassan Hadj-Amor
IFP Energies nouvelles, France

Philippe Moulin
IFP Energies nouvelles, France

Houssem Saafi
Ecole Nationale d’Ingånieurs de Sousse, Tunisia

Nicolas Pernet
IFP Energies nouvelles, France

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Published in: Proceedings of the 8th International Modelica Conference; March 20th-22nd; Technical Univeristy; Dresden; Germany

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 63:85, p. 763-772

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Published: 2011-06-30

ISBN: 978-91-7393-096-3

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


This article provides feedback from using Modelica in the "System Modelling" area; involving modelling (behavioural and dynamic modelling); direct simulations; control and real-time applications.

The described work was undertaken within three Europeans projects: Eurosyslib; Modelisar and Open Prod.

Our aims are to attest Modelica language in an overall model of a vehicle consisting of vehicle dynamics; combustion engine; transmission; drive line; brakes and control systems.

ModEngine is a complete IFPEN library; resulting from our participation in those European projects. It allows the modelling of a complete engine with diesel and gasoline combustion models. It may be interfaced with control algorithms written in Simulink thanks to the new Functional Mock-up Interface specification from Modelisar project.

Both versions under commercial software Dymola and free one OpenModelica are available. Feedback will concerns also problems encountered and advantages in use Dymola and OpenModelica platforms.


Control; Eurosyslib; FMI; Library; Modelica; Modelisar; ModEngine; Modelisation; Openprod; Simulation; Real-time


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