In this session, we will present a powerful service for automatic generation of process simulation models from 3D plant models (for example, AutoCAD Plant 3D software). The simulation service is based on the Open Ontology-based Integration Platform “Simantics.” Information of a 3D model is extracted to generate and configure a dynamic simulation model and to calculate pressure-loss coefficients. The Forge model can be used for process and control design, control system testing, operator training, and process optimization and troubleshooting. The generated simulation-based virtual twin can be connected automatically to the Forge platform, capitalizing on the OPC UA standard, and simulation data can be visualized in Forge. We will also show how one can interface measurement data to the same system and do comparison between simulated and measured data, enabling fault diagnostic and troubleshooting services in Forge. We will demonstrate a case example using a small laboratory process.
- Learning about Forge usage in the process plant industry
- Learn how to capitalize on the Open Ontology-based Integration Platform “Simantics”
- Learn real-life use cases capitalizing on the industry-standard OPC AU technology
- Learn about automatically creating a simulation model from a 3D plant model
Tommi A. Karhela (born 1972) received degree of Doctor of Science in Technology from Helsinki University of Technology in 2002. The title of the doctoral thesis was “A software architecture for configuration and usage of process simulation models”. He worked for 10 years as a Research Professor at Technical Research Centre of Finland (until 2018). He had also a parallel position as a Professor of Practice at the Aalto University for five years (2013-2018). Currently Dr. Karhela is working as a Chairman of the Board at a software company Semantum specialized in engineering automation and simulation based digital twins. He has also a parallel position of Visiting Professor at the Aalto University. Dr. Karhela is a member of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES) TC Industrial Informatics. He has received a VTT award on 2010 on exceptional performance and Finnish Automation award on 2011 on the work with the Simulation Integration Environment - Simantics.
Reiner Meyer-Rössl is the process plant industry lead in the Global AEC Sales Development Group at Autodesk, Inc. He joined Autodesk in 2007 with the acquisition of ACPlant technology, which is the base for the Autodesk plant flagship product AutoCAD Plant 3D software. He is responsible for strategic partnerships and projects, managing the Process Plant Industry Eco System (technical partners), and is working on different initiatives such as the Plant Vision and the Autodesk iRING/ISO15926 initiative. He represents Autodesk in various industry groups like DEXPI or Fiatech. Prior to Autodesk, he was owner and managing director of ACPlant Austria, board member of AC Rosa AG, Germany, and chairman of Flow Logic International in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.