An application of distributed simulation for hybrid modeling of offshore wind farms
The complexity of systems and their multi-faceted relationships mean that the combined application of simulation methods, or hybrid simulation, will enable synergies across techniques and will provide greater insights to problem solving. In this paper we present a hybrid simulation case study in which two models have been developed; an Agent-Based Simulation (ABS) and a Discrete-Event Simulation (DES). The models simulate the operations of offshore wind turbines, with the ABS modelling turbine failure (through, among other things, simulating a degradation model of turbine components) and the DES modelling Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) strategies. The models have been implemented in NetLogo and Simul8 respectively. In this paper we review strategies for the interoperation of our hybrid ABS-DES model and discuss the advantages of using the IEEE 1516 HLA standard for distributed simulation for dynamic information exchange and synchronized model execution.
Acknowledgement is made to European Union for the support of this research through the European Program INTERREG IVA France-Channel-UK by funding project entitled MER Innovate.
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2015 ACM SIGSIM/PADS Conference on Principles of Advanced Discrete Simulation, 2015-06-10, 2015-06-12, London, UK, pp. 171 - 172
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