TISC Suite – Connects Simulation Tools.
TISC (TLK Inter Software Connector) is a co-simulation environment by means of which independent calculation models of several parts of a system can be connected as a total system simulation. The software package TISC Suite contains different operations and interfaces of simulation programmes which facilitate the control of the co-simulation and the data exchange between the individual model simulations.
The TISC Suite consists of the TISC Simulation Package and the upgrading TISC Control Package and Dart which can be optionally licenced.
TISC Simulation Package
The Simulation Package contains the following components:
- TISC-Server – facilitates the communication between the individual subsimulations
- FileSource – centrally provides a co-simulation with tabular values
- TIM – illustrates the exchanged values tabularly as well as graphically
- Interfaces – Interfaces of two programmes are included in the basic module, additional ones can be purchased separately.
By embedding TISC and subordinate models in a superordinate model a master-slave control structure can be created.
TISC-Server – facilitates the communication between the individual subsimulations
The data exchange and the synchronisation of the individual subsimulations is achieved through the TISC-Server. At the beginning of the calculation all simulation programmes connect through a network connectivity to the server. Through this, it is also possible to use several computers for a co-simulation.
FileSource – centrally provides a co-simulation with tabular values
Tabular constraints such as, for instance, railway profiles can be centrally made available to all involved simulations through FileSource.
TIM – illustrates the exchanged values tabularly as well as graphically
In order to facilitate an analysis of the values exchanged during the co-simulation TIM registers the entire data and can present that data tabularly or in the time course. Furthermore, the saving and loading of the data for a later examination are supported.
Interfaces currently exist for the following programmes:
|Adams||Ansys *||ASCET-MD||AVL CRUISE|
|MATLAB / Simulink||Modelica / SimulationX||Modelica / Dymola||Modelisar FMI|
|SIMATIC S7-PLCSIM||STAR-CCM+ *
In addition to the interfaces for specific simulation programmes there are also libraries available for the direct connection to an own source code for the programming languages C/C++ and Fortran.
Further interfaces are work in progress and are made available on request. Through the connection of StateViewer and/or EnergyViewer to the co-simulation those can be used for an online visualisation (for example during measurements) and for postprocessing.
* These TISC-Interfaces need further revision and close consultation with the customer in order to ensure a satisfactory performance.
TISC Control Package
By using the TISC Control Packages the configuration and controlling of the models used in the co-simulation can be performed centrally. Through this, it is avoided that the individual model simulations have to be set in the simulation programmes concerned and have to be started manually there. The usage of the Control Package thus is advisable concerning simulations with more than three subsimulations. The Control Package contains the following components:
- TISC-Center – central selection of models, configuration, and control of the co-simulation
- TISC-ControlClient – decentralised background service for the automatic starting of the individual subsimulations
- TIPS – tool for the automated extraction of the information on the model
TISC-Center – central selection of models, configuration, and control of the co-simulation
The TISC-Center offers an overview of the simulation models available for the co-simulation and allows an easy selection of the models including their parameterization. This way, the entire co-simulation can be operated by means of one central programme and can be started through a single touch of a button. Through the communication with the connected TISC-ControlClients the individual subsimulations through this can be performed by different computers in the network. The integrated batch mode allows the performance of parameter variations and the use of available computer resources in a simple way, also outside business hours. Through the integration of the components TISC-Server and TIM as well as additional functions, the TISC-Center also facilitates the central tracing and analysing of the calculations. Through status messages, the operator obtains feedback on problems that arise during the co-simulation which simplifies an otherwise complex fault tracing.
TISC-ControlClient – decentralised background service for the automatic starting of the individual subsimulations
The TISC-ControlClient which is run when starting the operating system is installed on each computer that is part of the co-simulation. Through the communication with the TISC-Center via network it is thus facilitated to automatically configure, start, and p.r.n. terminate subsimulations.
TIPS – tool for the automated extraction of the information on the model
By means of the tool TIPS, information on the created models are automatically extracted through the interface. This, on the one hand, means variables which are received and sent during the simulation, on the other hand this also means parameters which can be changed by the operator before the simulation. In addition, information on the model developer, their department, the version of the model, etc. is scanned which allows a monitoring in the development process. The model information created in this way is used by the TISC-Center in order to display the available models and their parameters. Through the information about interface variables, possible configuration errors can be found and reported to the operator.
The postprocessing tool Dart, beside the tabular presentation, facilitates a detailed graphic depiction of the data exchanged during the co-simulation. For this purpose, freely configurable images (for example a virtual cockpit) can be created by means of round instruments, time courses, bar diagrams, etc.
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