Modelica on the Java Virtual Machine

Christoph Höger
Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

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Ingår i: Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Equation-Based Object-Oriented Modeling Languages and Tools; April 19; University of Nottingham; Nottingham; UK

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 84:14, s. 111-120

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Publicerad: 2013-03-27

ISBN: 978-91-7519-621-3 (print)

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


Modelica has seen a steady growth of adaption in industry and research. Yet; most of the currently available tools follow the same technological path: A Modelica model is usually interpreted into a system of equations which is then compiled into e.g. C. In this work; we demonstrate how a compiler can translate Modelica models into Java classes. Those Java classes can be evaluated into a system of equations which can be solved directly on the JVM. Implementing this tool yields some interesting problems. Among these are the representation of polymorphic data; runtime-causalisation and equation optimization and Modelica’s modification system. All those problems can be solved efficiently on the JVM.


Modelica; separate compilation; Java


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