Development of Custom Workflows for Simulation and Analysis of Functional Mock-up Units

Sureshkumar Chandrasekar
Modelon Inc., Hartford, CT, USA

Jesse Gohl
Modelon Inc., Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Ladda ner artikelhttp://dx.doi.org/10.3384/ecp140961265

Ingår i: Proceedings of the 10th International Modelica Conference; March 10-12; 2014; Lund; Sweden

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 96:134, s. 1265-1270

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Publicerad: 2014-03-10

ISBN: 978-91-7519-380-9

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


Development of customized workflows and interfaces to deploy Modelica Functional Mockup Units (FMUs) with the various FMU tools has been gaining traction in the industry – both with tool vendors as well as end users.

The FMI Add-in for Excel (FMIE) is a commercial product from Modelon AB that enables the deployment of FMUs in Microsoft Excel. FMIE enables the user to programmatically control the add-in through Visual Basic code in Excel. This allows the implementation of custom workflows and interfaces for the user to interact and automate the tasks involved in loading; simulation and analysis of FMUs.

In this paper we present a workflow in FMIE for an automobile thermal management model FMU. The workflow utilizes Visual Basic scripts for automation and user-forms for user interaction.


FMU;Automated workflow;FMI Add-In for Excel; Visualization; Design of Experiments; Batch Simulations; Monte-Carlo Analysis


[1] Modelisar ITEA2, “Functional Mock-up Interface for Model Exchange”, Accessed from www.fmi-standard.org in Nov 2013.

[2] Modelisar ITEA2, “Functional Mock-up Interface for Co-Simulation”, Accessed from www.fmi-standard.org in Nov 2013.

[3] Modelon AB, “FMI Add-In for Excel”, Accessed from http://www.modelon.com/products/fmi-addin-for-excel/ in Nov 2013.

[4] Batteh J., Gohl, J., S Chandrasekar, “Integrated Vehicle Thermal Management in Modelica: Overview and Applications” Proceedings of the 10th International Modelica Conference, Lund, 2014.

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