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Modeling and Optimization with Optimica and

The Modelica language, targeted at modeling of complex physical systems, has gained increased attention during the last decade. Modelica is about to establish itself as a de facto standard in the modeling community with strong support both within academia and industry. While there are several tools, both commercial and free, supporting simulation of Modelica models few efforts have been made in the area of dynamic optimization of Modelica models. In this presentation, an extension to the Modelica language, entitled Optimica, is reported. Optimica enables compact and intuitive formulations of optimization problems, static and dynamic, based on Modelica models. The presentation also reports a novel Modelica-based open source project,, specifically targeted at dynamic optimization. supports the Optimica extension and offers an open platform based on established technologies, including Python, C, Java and XML. Examples are provided to demonstrate the capabilities of Optimica and

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IfA Internal Seminar
Johan Akesson
Jan 28, 2010   11:00

Physikstrasse 3, ETL K25
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Colin Jones
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