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Workpackage 5

WP-5: Integrated dynamical Modelling, Simulation and Control

Workpackage number: WP-5 Start date or starting event: 0

Participants: DE ES GR Total PM Person-months per participant: 17 7 3 27


O-5.1: To integrate all component models delivered by other partners in order to simulate the whole system

O-5.2: To develop the overall control system for the plant

O-5.3: To implement the supervisor and the system for fault detection and tele-diagnosis

O-5.4: To implement the stand-alone system operation procedures (start up, shut down, etc)

Description of work

T-5.1: Specification and structuring of the system simulation (DE, GR): Definition of notations and conventions for the mathematical representation should be carried out before modelling activities start. Definition of data structure and interfaces for the software modules as well as for the selection of simulation tools will be established in order to be able to integrate all simulation modules.

T-5.2: Coordination of libraries: (DE): Necessary components and the corresponding libraries will be specified. A central co-ordination of component libraries is necessary for an ordered and synchronised interchange of modules among participant groups.

T-5.3: Model integration (DE, GR): Equations and simulation modules will be integrated and debugged. A battery of test will be carried out by using parameters of a reference plant in order to analyse the correct functioning of the simulation system

T-5.4: Specification and design of the low-level control system (ES): System performance requirements and control objectives for the low-level control and monitoring will be specified. Investigation of different control strategies for the low-level control loops including multivariable control, state-space control and I/O control, using predictive, robust, adaptive, fuzzy, etc. strategies, will be studied within this task.

T-5.5: Design of the supervision level (DE): Co-ordination of other control systems designed by partners shall be done. The design of the supervisor will be based on the available models applying hybrid control and discrete events supervision (DES) strategies. Methods for fault detection and dependability assessment will also be developed. The simulation model developed in Task T-2.2 will be employed for test and evaluation of the different strategies.


D-5.1: Simulation model for the whole plant

D-5.2: Report about the dynamic behaviour of the whole plant

D-5.3: Automatic control system with supervision and optimization facilities

D-5.4: Report and user’s guide of the control system

Milestones and expected result

M-5.1: Notation and specifications completed and delivered to the groups

M-5.2: Start model integration after reception of component models

M-5.3: Start control system design after the model is completed

R-5.1: Successful simulation of the whole plant including control and supervision