ABB drives are used for several applications in various industrial sectors. In these applications,
precise optimization of multi-domain systems during their design and operation is critical to meet the always-increasing efficiency
and reliability demands. Achieving this, usually requires extensive design and testing of the drive system utilizing heterogenous,
domain-specific modeling and simulation tools, which typically lack common interfaces for model exchange or for co-simulation.
FMI wrapper for multi-domain simulation of ABB drives
Semantum, together with ABB, have developed Virtual Drive FMI Wrapper. This tool provides FMI-based co-simulation
capabilities to ABB drives simulation models, available in ABB Drive Composer. FMI (Functional Mock-up Interface) is a simulation
standard for model exchange and co-simulation of heterogeneous simulation tools. It is already widely used in automotive and aero-spatial
applications and its adoption is increasing in other sectors such as industrial process and automation. .
Virtual Drive FMI Wrapper provides standardized FMI interfaces and functionalities to virtual drives,
which are configured and instantiated using ABB Drive composer. This application acts as a bridge between virtual drives and other
FMI-capable simulation tools. As a result, virtual drives can be seamlessly interfaced with simulation models developed in other modeling tools.
This solution can be used for precise drive design and tuning or for model-based optimization of the drive together with the simulation model of
the system where its utilized.