High-Order Acausal Models
2009 (English)In: Simulation News Europe, ISSN 0929-2268, Vol. 19, no 1Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Current equation-based object-oriented (EOO) languages typically contain a number of fairly complex language constructs for enabling reuse of models. However, support for model transformation is still often limited to scripting solutions provided by tool implementations. In this paper we investigate the possibility of combining the well known concept of higher-order functions, used in standard functional programming languages, with acausal models. This concept, called Higher-Order Acausal Models (HOAMs), simplifies the creation of reusable model libraries and model transformations within the modeling language itself. These transformations include general model composition and recursion operations and do not require data representation/ reification of models as in metaprogramming/metamodeling. Examples within the electrical and mechanical domain are given using a small research language. However, the language concept is not limited to a particular language, and could in the future be incorporated into existing commercially available EOO-languages.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ARGESIM , 2009. Vol. 19, no 1
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-163767OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-163767DiVA: diva2:803879
QC 201504152009-10-132015-04-122015-04-15Bibliographically approved