Development of virtual-labs based on complex Modelica models using VirtualLabBuilder Online publication date: Thu, 01-Apr-2010
by Carla Martin-Villalba, Felix Martinez, Alfonso Urquia, Sebastian Dormido
International Journal of Modelling, Identification and Control (IJMIC), Vol. 9, No. 1/2, 2010
Abstract: The feasibility of implementing virtual-labs based on complex Modelica models is demonstrated. To this end, the design and implementation of the following three virtual-labs is discussed: 1) a virtual-lab of a double-pipe heat exchanger, which is a useful tool for control education; 2) a virtual-lab describing the thermodynamic behaviour of the solar house, which is based on a complex Modelica model developed by other authors; 3) the virtual-lab of a drum-type washing machine, which is an industrial application useful as design aid. The graphical user interface has been implemented by using the VirtualLabBuilder library, which can be freely downloaded from http:/ /www.euclides.dia.uned.es.
Online publication date: Thu, 01-Apr-2010
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