Hybrid modelling and simulation of time-delay elements

D.A. Beek, van, J.E. Rooda, B.J. Trienekens

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Most general purpose simulation languages do not provide support for modelling and simulation of delay elements with variable delay times. In this paper, combined discrete-event/continuous-time (hybrid) models of time delay elements are treated. An introduction is given to discrete-event and continuous-time models of delay elements. The hybrid models are compared to the traditional models using a step and sine input function. The hybrid models outperform the traditional models on accuracy, computation time, and stability. The most important aspect of the hybrid models with a variable delay time is that between two adjacent sample points, the volume entering the element is constant
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSimulation in industry '99 : 11th European Simulation Symposium 1999, ESS '99, October 26 - 28, 1999, Erlangen, Germany
EditorsG. Horton, D. Moeller, U. Rude
Place of PublicationGhent
ISBN (Print)1-565-55177-X
Publication statusPublished - 1999


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