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European Council for Modelling and Simulation 
Title: 
Bond Graphs: An Engineering Tool For Integrated Modeling,
Analysis, Diagnosis And Controller Synthesis Of Physical Systems 
Authors: 
Sergio J. Junco 
Published in: 
(2006).ECMS
2006 Proceedings edited by: W. Borutzky, A. Orsoni, R. Zobel. European
Council for Modeling and Simulation. doi:10.7148/2006 ISBN:
0955301807 20^{th}
European Conference on Modelling and Simulation, Bonn,
May 2831, 2006 
Citation
format: 
Junco, S. J. (2006). Bond Graphs:
An Engineering Tool For Integrated Modeling, Analysis, Diagnosis And
Controller Synthesis Of Physical Systems. ECMS 2006 Proceedings edited by: W.
Borutzky, A. Orsoni, R. Zobel (pp. 121121). European
Council for Modeling and Simulation. doi:10.7148/20060121 
DOI: 
http://dx.doi.org/10.7148/20060121 
Abstract: 
Three are the
most important features that make of the bond graph methodology a powerful technique
for graphical and mathematical modeling of physical systems: the representation
of the power flow among components which stand for the basic energy phenomena
in physics, the exhibition of the interconnection structure coupling these
components, and the capture of the computational causality relating the system
variables. Indeed, representing the energy exchange among components through
power ports helps constructing modular models through coupling –a socalled
objectoriented modeling approach–, procedure pretty much similar to the real construction of complex engineering systems.
This modularity is supported by the structure of components and/or subsystem
interconnection, which is explicitly displayed in the finished graphical
model. Moreover, the assignment of computational causal relationships to the
system variables allows for the derivation of mathematical models of the
system, which are both of theoretical value as well as of practical interest
to the aims of simulation of the system behavior. 
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