CAPE-OPEN Integration for Advanced Process Engineering Co-Simulation

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This paper highlights the use of the CAPE-OPEN (CO) standard interfaces in the Advanced Process Engineering Co-Simulator (APECS) developed at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). The APECS system uses the CO unit operation, thermodynamic, and reaction interfaces to provide its plug-and-play co-simulation capabilities, including the integration of process simulation with computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation. APECS also relies heavily on the use of a CO COM/CORBA bridge for running process/CFD co-simulations on multiple operating systems. For process optimization in the face of multiple and some time conflicting objectives, APECS offers stochastic modeling and multi-objective optimization capabilities developed to comply ... continued below

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Zitney, S. E. November 1, 2006.

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This paper highlights the use of the CAPE-OPEN (CO) standard interfaces in the Advanced Process Engineering Co-Simulator (APECS) developed at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). The APECS system uses the CO unit operation, thermodynamic, and reaction interfaces to provide its plug-and-play co-simulation capabilities, including the integration of process simulation with computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation. APECS also relies heavily on the use of a CO COM/CORBA bridge for running process/CFD co-simulations on multiple operating systems. For process optimization in the face of multiple and some time conflicting objectives, APECS offers stochastic modeling and multi-objective optimization capabilities developed to comply with the CO software standard. At NETL, system analysts are applying APECS to a wide variety of advanced power generation systems, ranging from small fuel cell systems to commercial-scale power plants including the coal-fired, gasification-based FutureGen power and hydrogen production plant.

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Available from publisher in 2006 AIChE Annual Meeting and Fall Showcase Conference Proceedings on CD, ISBN 0-8169-1012-X (paper 535a)

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  • 3rd Annual US CAPE-OPEN Conference at the AIChE 2006 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Nov. 12-17, 2006; Related Information: File contains both paper and slide presentation.

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  • Report No.: DOE/NETL-IR-2007-037
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  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 912708
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Zitney, S. E. CAPE-OPEN Integration for Advanced Process Engineering Co-Simulation, article, November 1, 2006; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc878836/: accessed August 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.