Agent-based composable simulation for virtual prototyping of fluid power system

Wei Xiang, Sai Cheong Fok, Georg Thimm

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This paper proposes an agent-based composable simulation framework to address the challenges of integration, composability, distributed coordination, and interaction for the development of a virtual prototype of fluid power system. The approach proposed represents each virtual hydraulic component by a domain agent (DA). The agents are then gathered into a multi-agent system, which models the hydraulic system as a whole. The virtual prototyping evaluation depends on the communication and collaboration of multiple agents. A case study shows that agent-based composable simulation can predict the overall system performance. A prototype implementation of the proposed system is presented in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-251
Number of pages15
JournalComputers in Industry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Communication and collaboration
  • Composable simulation
  • Domain agent
  • Fluid power system
  • Virtual prototyping

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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