automation of simulation


In the automation industry, both simulation and emulation is used when designing, commissioning and operating automation systems in e.g. factories, distribution centers and airports. The essential difference is in the control system that controls the simulated automation system.

SIC 3.0, a simulation model for canal automation design
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The SIC software ( Simulation of Irrigation Canals) is one of the latest hydraulic models developed by Cemagref. The first developments on hydraulic numerical modeling started at Cemagref in the early 1970s. Lots of improved and updated versions have been made since

Impact of pharmacy automation on patient waiting time: an application of computer simulation
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Introduction: This paper aims to illustrate the use of computer simulation in evaluating the impact of a prototype automated dispensing system on waiting time in an outpatient pharmacy and its potential as a routine tool in pharmacy management. Materials and

SIMTER: a production simulation tool for joint assessment of ergonomics, level of automation and environmental impacts
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Digital engineering tools and procedures have had a positive impact on the European manufacturing industry. However, to design a sustainable manufacturing system, a multitude of system dimensions has to be jointly optimized. We propose an integrated simulation tool

Automation of simulation studies
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Due to the growing acceptance of simulation technology and the limited number of simulation experts, many companies face a congestion of the simulation departments. The novel approach to solve this problem consists of an automation concept for standardized

Automation of SysML activity diagram simulation with model-driven engineering approach
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This study aims to automate the simulation of activity diagram (AD) in accordance with the OMG SysML specifications. We use the concept of model-driven engineering to transform AD into VHDL-AMS. This transformation is depicted in two transformations: Activity Diagram

Simulation of distributed automation systems in modelica
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The increasing application of network technologies and smart embedded devices in the field of automation and control leads to new distributed system architectures. The analysis of the resulting distributed automation systems requires models that cover physical processes as

Assistsim towards automation of simulation studies in logistics
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Due to the complexity of production and logistics systems, more and more expert know-how is necessary for building adequate simulation models and for designing the right experiments for the requested aims of investigation. To support simulation studies as

The effects of levels of automation in the human control of multiple robots in the RoboFlag simulation environment
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The present study examined the effects of the level of automation available to an operator controllmg multiple unmanned vehicles (UVs) while engaging unpredictable opponent postures. Human performance and subjective measures of situation awareness and mental

Disrete mesoscale simulation of recrystallization microstructure and texture using a stochastic cellular automation approach
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Methods of simulation -assisted automation testing
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The recent developments of the hardware, software and communication standards have enabled the usage of simulation to test the automation application. The process-wide simulation models can be executed using inexpensive standard hardware. The

Evaluation of real-time capabilities of Ethernet-based automation systems using formal verification and simulation
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Two main time features are identified in distributed automation systems, the update rate of Input and Output values and the end-to-end delay between a process event and its consequence. For the first feature, only the upper bound is needed, while for the second

Automation of common building energy simulation workflows using Python
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ABSTRACT A valuable skillset for building industry professionals is proficiency in high-level, scripting languages that can automate and perform many common repetitive or technically intensive tasks. This application-focused paper emphasizes the use of the Python

A Virtual reality type simulation system for construction automation system development
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This paper discusses the creation of virtual reality tools for the detailed planning of construction activities. The development and operation of a prototype interactive construction machine simulator is detailed. A description is then given of the extensions

SITAF: simulation -based interface testing automation framework for robot software component
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Many researchers in robotics have proposed a Component-based Software Engineering (CBSE) approach to tackle problems in robot software development Especially in the component-based robot system, the system quality depends on the quality

Enhancing small hydro automation using distributed micro-controllers and simulation
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The past ten years has seen significant advances in low-cost micro-controllers, data communications and personal computing. Applying these technologies to small hydro automation , affordable multifunctional distributed processing solutions is now a commercial

System simulation for microfluidic design automation of lab-on-a-chip devices
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This paper introduces to the fast system simulation approach for droplet-based microfluidics and its validation. Full custom centric design means the integration and functional combination of microfluidic operation units, such as sample droplet generation, dosing or

Implementation of automatic PLC code from MATLAB simulation model using BR automation target for simulink
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In this research work, auto generation of PLC code is explained. This work is carried out in real time. Mathematical Model created in MATLAB/Simulink gets automatically translated in C code using Real-Time workshop and later PLC Control implementation is done by using

Incorporating robotic simulation technology into the undergraduate curriculum of robotics and industrial automation
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Simulation technology has not only fundamentally changed the way of conducting integrated product design and process development in industries, but also provided educators with new approaches to enhance the learning environment for the best engineering education in

Java based Digital Simulation Automation System (JSAS)
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Java based Digital Simulation Automation System (JSAS) is Java based graphical user interface that allows for a remote access to many forms of software simulation available from any remote location. The system allows uploading input simulation data, scheduling and

Collation delay optimization using discrete event simulation in mail-order pharmacy automation systems
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This paper presents a comparison among several order processing rules to reduce prescription collation delay in mailorder pharmacy automation (MOPA) systems. The objective of this study is to determine the most efficient order processing policy that reduces


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