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Table of Contents
Continuous Process Quick Start........................................................................... 1
Introduction............................................................................................................ 1
Welcome! ........................................................................................................................ 1 About the Quick Start Guides.........................................................................................1 Who should read this Quick Start Guide........................................................................1 Chapters in this Quick Start Guide.................................................................................1 What is CP modeling? ....................................................................................................2 Why simulate using CP modeling?.................................................................................2 Where is continuous process modeling being used? ......................................................2 How ExtendSim CP is being used..................................................................................3 How CP modeling compares to other methodologies ....................................................7 Where to get more information ......................................................................................7
Model Basics ........................................................................................................... 9
Overview ........................................................................................................................9 Opening and exploring a model .....................................................................................9 Model basics...................................................................................................................12 Blocks ............................................................................................................................. 13 Connectors and connections...........................................................................................15 Libraries..........................................................................................................................16 Blocks for building continuous models..........................................................................17
Tutorial.................................................................................................................... 21
Overview ........................................................................................................................21 How to use ExtendSim CP .............................................................................................21 A simple continuous process system ..............................................................................21 Launch ExtendSim .........................................................................................................22 Set the simulation parameters.........................................................................................22 Blocks used for the simple Reservoir model..................................................................23 Placing and connecting blocks on the model worksheet................................................23 Make connections and adjust the blocks ........................................................................26 Enter dialog parameters and settings..............................................................................26 Configure the Line Chart block......................................................................................28 Your tutorial model.........................................................................................................30 Running a simulation......................................................................................................30 Verify and validate results ..............................................................................................31 Save the model ...............................................................................................................31 Additional models ..........................................................................................................31 What’s next.....................................................................................................................32
Concepts & Terminology ....................................................................................... 35
Simulation timing ...........................................................................................................35 Delta time and step size..................................................................................................35 Feedback and delays.......................................................................................................37 Integration.......................................................................................................................38 Simulation order .............................................................................................................40 Mixing block types.........................................................................................................41 Connections to multiple inputs.......................................................................................41
The Big Picture....................................................................................................... 43


































































































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