Agent-based composable simulation for virtual prototyping of fluid power system

Xiang, Wei and Fok, Sai Cheong and Thimm, Georg (2004) Agent-based composable simulation for virtual prototyping of fluid power system. Computers in Industry, 54 (3). pp. 237-251. ISSN 0166-3615


This paper proposes an agent-based composable simulation framework to address the challenges of integration, composability, distributed coordination, and interaction for the development of a virtual prototype of fluid power system. The approach proposed represents each virtual hydraulic component by a domain agent (DA). The agents are then gathered into a multi-agent system, which models the hydraulic system as a whole. The virtual prototyping evaluation depends on the communication and collaboration of multiple agents. A case study shows that agent-based composable simulation can predict the overall system performance. A prototype implementation of the proposed system is presented in this paper.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version made not accessible
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2007 11:47
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:21
Uncontrolled Keywords: domain agent; virtual prototyping; composable simulation; communication and collaboration; fluid power system
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091305 Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage Engineering
09 Engineering > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering > 091504 Fluidisation and Fluid Mechanics
09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091307 Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.compind.2003.12.001

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