Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):
P. Novak, R. Sindelar:
"Integrated Design of Simulation Models for Passive Houses";
Talk: First Workshop on Industrial Automation Tool Integration for Engineering Project Automation (iATPA 2011),
2011-09-09; in: "Proceedings of First Workshop on Industrial Automation Tool Integration for Engineering Project Automation (iATPA 2011)",
T Moser, H. Koziolek, R. Mordinyi, M. Schleipen, A. Zoitl (ed.);
Modern automation systems require both designtime
and runtime integration of diverse engineering tools.
Traditional integration approaches are based on repeating
manual work, being time-consuming and error-prone. In
this paper, applications of semantic integration, dealing with
meaning of objects and their interfaces, is explained and
shown on a real industrial use-case. Simulations are useful
tools for process optimization or performance testing and
the presented methodology makes their design for particular
industrial plants flexible. The use-case shows that the design
of simulation models for passive houses can be user-friendly
and feasible even for non-experts as it is based on a graphical
tool that enables to draw a passive house floor plan. Since
neither this tool nor a universal simulation library, comprising
atomic simulation blocks, were not intended for simulation
purposes, the presented methodology is a typical example of
tool integration having heterogeneous data models.
The goal of this paper is to propose an ontology-based
formalization of knowledge representing structures of real
industrial plants and simulation models. The paper also introduces
the design of simulation models for passive houses from
other engineering sources, which can be used by non-experts
for simulation modeling. The practical usage is restricted by
the fact that simulation parameters must be entered manually.
The main contributions of the paper are the proposed structure
of an automation ontology and a workflow of simulation model
design that is not common in engineering disciplines.
Semantic integration, simulation model, passive house, ontology, automation system design phase.
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