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Proceedings of BauSim Conference 2012: 4th Conference of IBPSA-Germany and Austria


Ein Framework zur Definition und Durchführung interdisziplinärer, modellübergreifender Analysen am Beispiel solarer Einstrahlpotentiale im urbanen Kontext

Ulrich Hartmann, Saoussen Arfaoui, Petra von Both

Abstract: Due to the domain-spanning nature of investigations in urban development and civil engineering, frequently more than one model type is involved in an analysis. A unification of those model types (schemas) would cause an increase in complexity, thus making the formal specification of the analysis more complex. In a project sponsored by the “Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft” (DFG) German research funding organization, a concept for the dynamic specification of an analysis model with reasonable complexity has been developed. The underlying goal was to ease the integration of product models into cross-domain analysis processes. Domain experts should be enabled to use their own domain-specific language when interacting with models of other domains. An integration concept based on terms has been developed. The analysis model is specified on two consecutive abstraction levels. On the first level the expert defines the analysis model schema, on the second level a modelling expert, familiar with schemas of the underlying source models, assigns mapping relations between the analysis model objects an the source model objects. After that, an instance of the analysis model can be generated out of the pool of objects encountered in all participating source models. Obviously, the complexity of the resulting analysis model will be scaled to the analysis problem.
Pages: 197 - 204