SimCES platform for modular simulation: Featuring platform independence, container ecosystem, and development toolkit

Petri Kannisto, Ville Heikkilä, Otto Hylli, Mehdi Attar, Sami Repo, Kari Systä

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Abstract

Modular co-simulation contributes to both engineering and research, but the earlier solutions have lacked the combination of platform independence, loose coupling between the modules, and tools for straightforward development. This paper describes the simulation platform SimCES (Simulation Environment of Complex Energy System) that solves these issues with a microservice architecture, combining message-broker-based communication, containerization, and a development toolkit. The components can even communicate over Internet. Furthermore, there are developer tools that enable an easy start for developers with Python and Docker, but any external platform is possible too. SimCES is domain agnostic but stems from the energy domain.

Original languageEnglish
Article number101189
JournalSoftwareX
Volume19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2022
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • Co-simulation
  • Docker
  • Message broker
  • Microservices

Publication forum classification

  • Publication forum level 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications

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