Structural simplification of modular bond-graph models based on junction inactivity

Tulga Ersal, Hosam K. Fathy, Jeffrey L. Stein

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Abstract

The modular modeling paradigm facilitates the efficient building, verification and handling of complex system models by assembling them from general-purpose component models. A drawback of this paradigm, however, is that the assembled system models may have excessively complex structures for certain purposes due to the amount of detail of the component models, which is introduced to promote modularity. This work presents a domain-independent structural simplification technique that can detect such unnecessary complexities in a modular bond-graph model and eliminate them from the model without compromising accuracy. To this end, the activity concept in the literature is extended to define "inactivity" for junction elements, and simplification is obtained by detecting and eliminating inactive junction elements and by propagating the implications. It is shown that this simple idea can result in models that are conceptually and computationally more efficient. Some subtleties associated with this approach are highlighted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2006 - Dynamic Systems and Control Division
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Print)0791837904, 9780791837900
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
Event2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2006 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Nov 5 2006Nov 10 2006

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Dynamic Systems and Control Division (Publication) DSC
ISSN (Print)1071-6947

Other

Other2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2006
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period11/5/0611/10/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Software

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    Ersal, T., Fathy, H. K., & Stein, J. L. (2006). Structural simplification of modular bond-graph models based on junction inactivity. In Proceedings of 2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2006 - Dynamic Systems and Control Division (American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Dynamic Systems and Control Division (Publication) DSC). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2006-14567