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Modeling and Simulation with Compose and Activate

Benefits

  • Written to be accessible and useful to both novice and experienced users

  • Includes numerous, fully worked-out examples with programs and illustrations

  • Authors are established in the software community, one of whom is a lead developer of Activate with OML

  • Considered the only book that introduces OML and discusses Activate with OML

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Altair Compose and OML

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Stephen L. Campbell, Ramine Nikoukhah
      Pages 3-8
    3. Stephen L. Campbell, Ramine Nikoukhah
      Pages 9-60
    4. Stephen L. Campbell, Ramine Nikoukhah
      Pages 61-96
    5. Stephen L. Campbell, Ramine Nikoukhah
      Pages 97-109
    6. Stephen L. Campbell, Ramine Nikoukhah
      Pages 111-153
  3. Altair Activate

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Stephen L. Campbell, Ramine Nikoukhah
      Pages 157-185
    3. Stephen L. Campbell, Ramine Nikoukhah
      Pages 187-204
    4. Stephen L. Campbell, Ramine Nikoukhah
      Pages 205-218
    5. Stephen L. Campbell, Ramine Nikoukhah
      Pages 219-250
    6. Stephen L. Campbell, Ramine Nikoukhah
      Pages 251-276
    7. Stephen L. Campbell, Ramine Nikoukhah
      Pages 277-339
    8. Stephen L. Campbell, Ramine Nikoukhah
      Pages 341-360
    9. Stephen L. Campbell, Ramine Nikoukhah
      Pages 361-385
    10. Stephen L. Campbell, Ramine Nikoukhah
      Pages 387-413
    11. Stephen L. Campbell, Ramine Nikoukhah
      Pages 415-428
  4. Stephen L. Campbell, Ramine Nikoukhah
    Pages C1-C1
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 429-447

About this book

Introduction

This book provides a tutorial in the use of Compose and Activate, software packages that provide system modeling and simulation facilities. Advanced system modeling software provide multiple ways of creating models: models can be programmed in specialized languages, graphically constructed as block-diagrams and state machines, or expressed mathematically in equation-based languages. Compose and Activate are introduced in this text in two parts. The first part introduces the multi-language environment of Compose and its use for modeling, simulation and optimization. The second describes the graphical system modeling and optimization with Activate, an open-system environment providing signal-based modeling as well as physical system component-based modeling. Throughout both parts are applied examples from mechanical, biological, and electrical systems, as well as control and signal processing systems. This book will be an invaluable addition with many examples both for those just interested in OML and those doing industrial scale modeling, simulation, and design. All examples are worked using the free basic editions of Activate and Compose that are available.

Keywords

Modeling Software Simulation Software Block Diagram Modeling Open Matrix Language (OML) Activate Compose Hybrid Systems State machines Modelica

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA
  2. 2.Altair Engineering FranceAntonyFrance

About the authors

Stephen L Campbell is a Distinguished Professor of Mathematics at North Carolina State University, a fellow of the IEEE, a fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, and has published extensively on numerical methods and control. He received a PhD in Mathematics from Northwestern University.

Ramine Nikoukhah is Vice President for System Modeling and Simulation at Altair Engineering.  He also teaches at the engineering school ESILV where he uses Activate in systems, control and mechatronics courses. Previously he had been director of research at INRIA, where he was a member of the team that developed Scilab and Scicos. He has received a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT.

Bibliographic information

Reviews

“The clarity and detail of this tutorial volume, together with the richness of OML and the sophistication of the Compose and Activate interfaces, offer a promising resource for introducing students to numerical simulation, whether in the classroom or in self-study.” (H. Van Dyke Parunak, Computing Reviews, September 24, 2019)