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Integrating control systems into ADAMS

Integrating control systems into ADAMS

Integrating control systems into ADAMS

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Is anybody else doing this?

I use ADAMS Pre, which at v11 gained a rather cumbersome way of integrating an external control system algorithm into the model. On a PC you have to write the control system in fortran, compile it, and then build a custom solver. You also have to modify your model to hook up the inputs and outputs. The tutorial does work, but it is not a graceful process.

We have developed an alternative technique, because our control system is a 'black box' algorithm, supplied as a stand alone exe file by the vendor. We still need a Fortran program to pick up the custom solver outputs and feed them to the exe file, and to return the inputs. My problem with this is that I am used to using the GUI to edit the model, whereas this has all been done by hand modifying the .adm file, and the .acf and .dcf.

Has anyone got a better approach?

Cheers

Greg Locock

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