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Standardized Communication in Simulation of Interacting Machine Tool Components

Standardized Communication in Simulation of Interacting Machine Tool Components

Categories Zeitschriften/Aufsätze (reviewed)
Year 2012
Authors Böß, V., Brüning, J., Denkena, B.:
Published In Concurrent Engineering Approaches for Sustainable Product Development in a Mulit-Disciplinary Environment, J. Stjepandic et al. (eds.), S.825-836.
Description

In the field of machine tool design and process planning the use of different numerical simulation systems is increasing. However, in most cases communication of simulation components is implemented according to the particular configuration of software tools. In this context, an XML based communication protocol for computer simulations of machine tool components is presented. For representing the functionality of the machine, a number of partial models build up a network of interacting, distributed units. The separation of the communicating parts follows a functional view rather than the physical assembly of the machine tool. Each component is represented by a standardized schema and acts as a black box to the outside. The resulting exchangeability of functional components enables fast reconfiguration of the overall simulation and thus concurrent development of different parts and reusability of developed models.