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Overview - Modelling and Simulation for Cyber-Physical Energy Systems Using Modelica

Overview - Modelling and Simulation for Cyber-Physical Energy Systems Using Modelica

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McMaster University,  Room JHE-144
1280 Main St. West
Hamilton, ON
L8S 4L7

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Vick Lakhian

This workshop aims to provide attendees with an introduction in using the Modelica language with the Dymola software tool with applications to power system and power electronics, and the use of the FMI standard by exporting the models in other tools.


Modelica is an equation-based, object-oriented modelling language for cyber-physical systems, standardized by the Modelica Association. It can be used to develop dynamic models of cyber-physical systems describing system dynamics in multiple domains; to interface each domain at the equation level with physical meaning; and to perform simulations and analysis using more than nine software tools (e.g. Dymola by Dassault Systemes).

Modelica offers a strict mathematical representation of the physics of each component of a system and the overall system itself (i.e. system dynamics). In addition to the Modelica language, a new standard for model-exchange and simulation has recently emerged, the Functional Mock-up Interface (FMI) standard, opening the possibility to easily couple Modelica models with more than 100 different simulation or co-simulation tools.

This morning session will give applications of modelling electrical power systems and power electronics using Modelica by ALSET Lab from Renssaeler Polytechnical Institute. It will include selected talks on:

  • Parameter Calibration for the Itaipù Power Plant using Modelica, FMI and RaPId
  • Equation-Based Hybrid Modeling of Transmission and Distribution Systems
  • Interfacing Electromagnetic Transient Models with Phasor Models for Multi Time-Scale Simulation
  • Power Electronic Converter Modeling and its Impact on Control Design - Averaged vs Switching Modeling in a Half-Bridge Converter
  • Over-Current Relay Modeling for Power System Protection