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Robust Modelling Using Bi-Lateral Delay Lines for High Speed Simulation of Complex Systems
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Fluid and Mechatronic Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. (Flumes)
2011 (English)In: DINAME 2011: 14th International Symposium on Dynamic Problems in Mechanics / [ed] Agenor Toledo Fleury, 2011Conference paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

A very effective method for modelling and simulation of large complex dynamic systems is represented by distributed modelling using transmission line elements (or bi-lateral delay lines). This method evolves naturally for calculation of pressures when hydraulic pipelines are modelled with distributed parameters, and it can be used to effectively partition the model to use local solvers for the differential equations in each component or subsystem. It is also applicable to other physical systems, such as mechanical, electrical, gas etc.

One interesting application for distributed solvers using bi-lateral delay lines is in real time simulation, since they are very robust and usually quite large simulation times steps can be used. Modelling for real-time applications puts special requirements on robustness in the numerical methods used. In real-time applications there is no room for decreasing time step in numerically critical stages. Furthermore, if a system is relaying on a real-time simulation for its functionality, failure in the numerical properties is unacceptable. It is also in many applications possible to simulate the system faster than real time, which means that high fidelity system simulation can be used to plan ahead in control applications, and for simulation based optimisation.

Since solvers can be embedded in components or subsystems, it is very straightforward to implement parallel processing using the multi-core processors which now is the standard for desk top computers. There is also an increasing need in many situations to resolve the time scale to finer details, where the effect of wave propagation needs to be modelled.

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System simulation, transmission lines
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Other Mechanical Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-67897OAI: diva2:469017
The The International Symposium on Dynamic Problems of Mechanics, March, 13 to 18, 2011 Maresias Beach Hotel São Sebastião, São Paulo, Brazil
Invited conference contributionAvailable from: 2012-01-09 Created: 2011-05-02 Last updated: 2012-01-09Bibliographically approved

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