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Using Static Parametric Design to Support Systems Engineering of Industrial Automation Systems

Hongchao Ji
Bosch Rexroth AG, Lohr am Main, Germany

Lars Mikelsons
Bosch Rexroth AG, Lohr am Main, Germany

Karl Kempf
Bosch Rexroth AG, Lohr am Main, Germany

Dieter Schramm
University of Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, Germany

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Published in: Proceedings of the 9th International MODELICA Conference; September 3-5; 2012; Munich; Germany

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 76:102, p. 971-980

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Published: 2012-11-19

ISBN: 978-91-7519-826-2

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


This paper proposes a static parametric design methodology for application of the model based systems engineering (MBSE) paradigm in the world of Modelica. This methodology allows for parameter synthesis of the industrial automation systems under consideration of customer requirements. Furthermore; the parametrized system can be verified automatically. An integrated system model consisting of requirements; system design and verification models is created and can be used as a design template to generate a new parameter set according to the change of customer requirements. A case study from the practice is presented to proof the concept of this methodology.


MBSE; SysML; Modelica; Parameter Synthesis



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