Project Description of the TC 61 subproject T5
During development processes in chemical engineering a plant is described from multiple inter-dependent perspectives by numerous logical documents, which are created by developers with different software tools. Between contents of these documents fine-granular dependencies exist. The subject of this transfer project are incremental and interactive tools (integrators) to support developers in consistency maintenance concerning these dependencies.
In the subproject B2 of the CRC 476 an approach was developed for a-posteriori-integration. It is based formally on rules describing corresponding structures. Fine-granular dependencies are recognized by the integrator by means of the rules, managed and stored explicitly in an integration document. For the definition of rules, a UML based modelling formalism was developed and realized. Together with our industrial partner innotec GmbH, an integrator framework, which contains an interpreter/compiler, that can execute and/or interprete integration rules at run-time, was created. A large number of realized integrators - among them an integrator for integrating flow sheets and simulation models - shows the applicability of the developed concepts.
Now together with innotec, the integration approach will be on the one hand further elaborated and on the other hand transferred into practice. A central role plays the system Comos PT of innotec, which is used during all engineering phases, e.g. for the creation of flow sheets. A goal of the transfer project is to design and realize a universal integrator platform for Comos PT inclusively an editor for integration rules. In addition, the integrator framework is to be integrated in Comos PT together with innotec. The challenges of the transfer project lie in the following aspects:
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