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Modelon September 14, 2015

Dr. Jacobson’s keynote from the Modelica Conference 2014

Keynote Dr. Clas Jacobson – Modelica Conference 2014

The Modelica Conference 2015 in Versailles is coming up! The final program is published, and registration is still open. As a teaser and to get into the mood for the upcoming event, we publish recordings of the great keynotes by from last year’s conference.

In this second keynote from 2014, Dr. Clas Jacobson shares experiences and a visionary outlook based on 15 years of using the Modelica open-standard in product development at United Technologies Corporation. United Technologies with over 200,000 employees researches and develops high-technology products in numerous areas, including aircraft engines, helicopters, HVAC, fuel cells, elevators and escalators, fire and security, building systems, and industrial products, among others. This video is highly recommended for anyone with interest in the role and use of Modelica in demanding product development programs and the industrial potential of this model-based technology.

The talk focuses on systems engineering in the industrial context and with analytical application in product development. The four elements of systems engineering are discussed: (1) Requirements, (2) Architecture, (3) Model Based Development and (4) Design Flows. Lessons learned from using Modelica in several industrial case studies are reviewed, spanning from fuel cell applications to refrigeration systems and “more electric” aircraft.

The classical “Design V” is discussed and put in context of a model-based methodology. Industrial needs beyond current common use of Modelica are presented and posed as opportunities to the community for wider & deeper deployment of the technology: robust design, critical parameter management, formal verification, architectures, etc.

Dr. Jacobson concludes with: “Computational engineering today is the ticket to play!”

Also see the recording of the first keynote by Dr. Hilding Elmqvist: “Modelica Evolution – From My Perspective“.

This 52 minute video of the keynote from Dr. Clas Jacobson, Chief Scientist at United Technologies, was recorded by Modelon at the 10th Modelica Conference, on 11 of March 2014, at Lund, Sweden.

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