Concept-Oriented Modeling of Dynamic Behavior


Breedveld, P.C. (2011) Concept-Oriented Modeling of Dynamic Behavior. In: Wolfgang Borutzky (Ed.), Bond Graph Modelling of Engineering Systems : Theory, Applications and Software Support. Springer, New York, pp. 3-52. ISBN 9781441993670

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Abstract:This chapter introduces the reader to the concept-oriented approach to modeling that clearly separates ideal concepts from the physical components of a system when modeling its dynamic behavior for a specific problem context. This is done from a port-based point of view for which the domain-independent bond graph notation is used, which has been misinterpreted over and over, due to the paradigm shift that concept-oriented modeling in terms of ports requires. For that reason, the grammar and semantics of the graphical language of bond graphs are first defined without making any connection to the physical modeling concepts it is used for. In order to get a first impression of how bond graphs can represent models, an existing model is transformed into bond graphs as the transformation steps also give a good impression of how this notation provides immediate feedback on modeling decisions during actual modeling. Next, physical systems modeling in terms of bond graphs is discussed as well as the importance
of the role of energy and power that is built into the semantics and grammar of bond graphs. It is emphasized that, just like circuit diagrams, bond graphs are a topological representation of the conceptual structure and should not
be confused with spatial structure. By means of a discussion of some examples of such confusions it is explained
why bond graphs have a slow acceptance rate in some scientific communities.
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