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Please consider citing the following article for the APMonitor Optimization Suite.
Please consider citing the following articles for APMonitor and Gekko.
- Beal, L.D.R., Hill, D., Martin, R.A., and Hedengren, J. D., GEKKO Optimization Suite, Processes, Volume 6, Number 8, 2018, doi: 10.3390/pr6080106. Article
APMonitor, or "Advanced Process Monitor" is optimization software for mixed-integer and differential algebraic equations. It is coupled with large-scale solvers for linear, quadratic, nonlinear, and mixed integer programming (LP, QP, NLP, MILP, MINLP). Modes of operation include data reconciliation, moving horizon estimation, real-time optimization, dynamic simulation, and nonlinear predictive control with solution capabilities for high-index differential and algebraic (DAE) equations. It is available as a MATLAB toolbox, a Python module, a Julia package, or from a web browser interface.
APMonitor, or "Advanced Process Monitor" is optimization software for mixed-integer and differential algebraic equations. It is coupled with large-scale solvers for linear, quadratic, nonlinear, and mixed integer programming (LP, QP, NLP, MILP, MINLP). Modes of operation include data reconciliation, moving horizon estimation, real-time optimization, dynamic simulation, and nonlinear predictive control with solution capabilities for high-index differential and algebraic (DAE) equations. It is available as a MATLAB toolbox, a Python module, a Julia package, or from a web browser interface.
Differential and algebraic (DAE) models are a natural expression of systems that change with time. These dynamic systems may be as simple as a falling apple or as complex as biological metabolic pathways. DAE models are generally easy to write but often difficult to solve analytically. Entire university level courses are devoted to the solution of particular types of differential equations in analytic form. Solution of more complex systems is better handled through numeric approaches. There are many software packages that can solve DAE models for small and medium size problems. APMonitor is designed to solve large-scale problems. Additionally, other software packages often require the user to reformulate the equations into a restrictive form. APMonitor allows an open-equation format that is less restrictive.
Differential and algebraic (DAE) models are a natural expression of systems that change with time. These dynamic systems may be as simple as a falling apple or as complex as biological metabolic pathways. DAE models are generally easy to write but often difficult to solve analytically. Entire university level courses are devoted to the solution of particular types of differential equations in analytic form. Solution of more complex systems is better handled through numeric approaches. There are many software packages that can solve DAE models for small and medium size problems. APMonitor is designed to solve large-scale problems. Additionally, other software packages often require the user to reformulate the equations into a restrictive form. APMonitor allows an open-equation format that is less restrictive.
APMonitor uses a simultaneous or sequential solution approach to solve the differential and algebraic equations. The differential equations are converted to algebraic equations and solved with large-scale sparse solvers. There are an assortment of solvers available with various user's licenses, ranging from free and open-source to commercial. APMonitor provides Nonlinear Programming Solvers (such as APOPT, BPOPT, IPOPT, MINOS, SNOPT) are accessed by switching APM.SOLVER. It provides the required information to the solvers by compiling the model to byte code with automatic differentiation for derivatives in sparse form.
APMonitor uses a simultaneous or sequential solution approach to solve the differential and algebraic equations. The differential equations are converted to algebraic equations and solved with large-scale sparse solvers. There are an assortment of solvers available with various user's licenses, ranging from free and open-source to commercial. APMonitor provides Nonlinear Programming Solvers (such as APOPT, BPOPT, IPOPT, MINOS, SNOPT) are accessed by switching APM.SOLVER. It provides the required information to the solvers by compiling the model to byte code with automatic differentiation for derivatives in sparse form.
APM.IMODE 1-3 modes are steady state options with all derivatives set equal to zero. Modes 4-6 are dynamic modes where the differential equations define how the variables change with time. Modes 7-9 are the same as 4-6 except the solution is performed with a sequential versus a simultaneous approach. Each mode for simulation, estimation, and optimization has a steady state and dynamic option.
APM.IMODE 1-3 modes are steady state options with all derivatives set equal to zero. Modes 4-6 are dynamic modes where the differential equations define how the variables change with time. Modes 7-9 are the same as 4-6 except the solution is performed with a sequential versus a simultaneous approach. Each mode for simulation, estimation, and optimization has a steady state and dynamic option. There are many additional application configuration options and parameter and variable options that can be set or retrieved in MATLAB or Python.
APMonitor uses a simultaneous or sequential solution approach to solve the differential and algebraic equations. The differential equations are converted to algebraic equations and solved with large-scale sparse solvers. There are an assortment of solvers available with various user's licenses, ranging from free and open-source to commercial. APMonitor provides the following to a Nonlinear Programming Solver (such as APOPT, BPOPT, IPOPT, MINOS, SNOPT) in sparse form:
APMonitor uses a simultaneous or sequential solution approach to solve the differential and algebraic equations. The differential equations are converted to algebraic equations and solved with large-scale sparse solvers. There are an assortment of solvers available with various user's licenses, ranging from free and open-source to commercial. APMonitor provides Nonlinear Programming Solvers (such as APOPT, BPOPT, IPOPT, MINOS, SNOPT) are accessed by switching APM.SOLVER. It provides the required information to the solvers by compiling the model to byte code with automatic differentiation for derivatives in sparse form.
When the system of equations does not converge, APMonitor produces a convergence report in infeasibilities.txt. There are other levels of debugging that help expose the steps that APMonitor is taking to analyze or solve the problem. Setting APM.DIAGLEVEL to higher levels (0-10) gives more output to the user. Setting APM.COLDSTART to 2 decomposes the problem into irreducible sets of variables and equations to identify infeasible equations or properly initialize a model.
When the system of equations does not converge, APMonitor produces a convergence report in infeasibilities.txt that can be retrieved with apm_get(s,a,'infeasibilities.txt'). There are other levels of debugging that help expose the steps that APMonitor is taking to analyze or solve the problem. Setting APM.DIAGLEVEL to higher levels (0-10) gives more output to the user. Setting APM.COLDSTART to 2 decomposes the problem into irreducible sets of variables and equations to identify infeasible equations or properly initialize a model.
APMonitor compiles a model to byte-code and performs model reduction based on analysis of the sparsity structure (incidence of variables in equations or objective function) of the model. For differential and algebraic equation systems, orthogonal collocation on finite elements is used to transcribe the problem into a purely algebraic system of equations. APMonitor has several modes of operation, adjustable with the imode parameter. The core of all modes is the nonlinear model. Each mode interacts with the nonlinear model to receive or provide information. The 9 modes of operation are:
APMonitor compiles a model to byte-code and performs model reduction based on analysis of the sparsity structure (incidence of variables in equations or objective function) of the model. For differential and algebraic equation systems, orthogonal collocation on finite elements is used to transcribe the problem into a purely algebraic system of equations.
Modes of Operation
APMonitor has several modes of operation, adjustable with the APM.IMODE parameter. The core of all modes is the model (linear or nonlinear). Each mode interacts with the nonlinear model to receive or provide information. The 9 modes of operation are:
Modes 1-3 are steady state modes with all derivatives set equal to zero. Modes 4-6 are dynamic modes where the differential equations define how the variables change with time. Modes 7-9 are the same as 4-6 except the solution is performed with a sequential versus a simultaneous approach. Each mode for simulation, estimation, and optimization has a steady state and dynamic option.
APMonitor provides the following to a Nonlinear Programming Solver (APOPT, BPOPT, IPOPT, MINOS, SNOPT) in sparse form:
APM.IMODE 1-3 modes are steady state options with all derivatives set equal to zero. Modes 4-6 are dynamic modes where the differential equations define how the variables change with time. Modes 7-9 are the same as 4-6 except the solution is performed with a sequential versus a simultaneous approach. Each mode for simulation, estimation, and optimization has a steady state and dynamic option.
Differential and Algebraic Equations
Differential and algebraic (DAE) models are a natural expression of systems that change with time. These dynamic systems may be as simple as a falling apple or as complex as biological metabolic pathways. DAE models are generally easy to write but often difficult to solve analytically. Entire university level courses are devoted to the solution of particular types of differential equations in analytic form. Solution of more complex systems is better handled through numeric approaches. There are many software packages that can solve DAE models for small and medium size problems. APMonitor is designed to solve large-scale problems. Additionally, other software packages often require the user to reformulate the equations into a restrictive form. APMonitor allows an open-equation format that is less restrictive.
Nonlinear and Mixed Integer Solvers
APMonitor uses a simultaneous or sequential solution approach to solve the differential and algebraic equations. The differential equations are converted to algebraic equations and solved with large-scale sparse solvers. There are an assortment of solvers available with various user's licenses, ranging from free and open-source to commercial. APMonitor provides the following to a Nonlinear Programming Solver (such as APOPT, BPOPT, IPOPT, MINOS, SNOPT) in sparse form:
Once the solution is complete, APMonitor writes the results in results.csv that is available for transfer from the apm_sol(s,a) function in MATLAB or Python. It also creates several web-interface pages that are accessed with apm_web(s,a). The web-interface includes a sensitivity analysis if APM.SENSITIVITY = 1 (ON). When the system of equations does not converge, APMonitor produces a convergence report in ‘infeasibilities.txt’. There are other levels of debugging that help expose the steps that APMonitor is taking to analyze or solve the problem. Setting APM.DIAGLEVEL to higher levels (0-10) gives more output to the user. Setting APM.COLDSTART to 2 decomposes the problem into irreducible sets of variables and equations to identify infeasible equations or properly initialize a model.
Reference to Cite
Viewing Results
Once the solution is complete, APMonitor writes the results in results.csv that is available for transfer from the apm_sol(s,a) function in MATLAB or Python. It also creates several web-interface pages that are accessed with apm_web(s,a). The web-interface includes a sensitivity analysis if APM.SENSITIVITY = 1 (ON).
Advanced Diagnostics
When the system of equations does not converge, APMonitor produces a convergence report in infeasibilities.txt. There are other levels of debugging that help expose the steps that APMonitor is taking to analyze or solve the problem. Setting APM.DIAGLEVEL to higher levels (0-10) gives more output to the user. Setting APM.COLDSTART to 2 decomposes the problem into irreducible sets of variables and equations to identify infeasible equations or properly initialize a model.
Range of Usage
APMonitor is advanced process control and optimization software for industrial-scale systems. The software interfaces to live systems to provide advanced diagnostics, meet safety and environmental constraints, and drive the process to economic optimum. With rapidly changing feedstock and commodity pricing, this application enables instant and continual realignment to real operating objectives. These may include:
- Meet regulatory reporting requirements
- Flow assurance of oil and gas transport pipelines
- Visualize data from remote locations
- Reduce alarms by consolidating relevant information
- Provide soft sensing
- Automatic control of continuous and batch systems
- Increase production 3-5% without equipment changes
A number of prebuilt asset models are available with the APMonitor software. The chemical processing modeling package includes reactors, distillation columns, and compressors necessary for industrial scale processes. A modeling language interface to MATLAB and Python extends the applicability for pre- and post-processing of the optimization solution results.
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Differential and Algebraic Equations
Differential and algebraic (DAE) models are a natural expression of systems that change with time. These dynamic systems may be as simple as a falling apple or as complex as biological metabolic pathways. DAE models are generally easy to write but often difficult to solve analytically. Entire university level courses are devoted to the solution of particular types of differential equations in analytic form. Solution of more complex systems is better handled through numeric approaches. There are many software packages that can solve DAE models for small and medium size problems. APMonitor is designed to solve large-scale problems. Additionally, other software packages often require the user to reformulate the equations into a restrictive form. APMonitor allows an open-equation format that is less restrictive.
Solution options
APMonitor uses a simultaneous solution approach to solve the differential equations. The differential equations are converted to algebraic equations and solved with large-scale sparse solvers. There are an assortment of solvers available with various user's licenses, ranging from free and open-source to commercial.
Range of usage
APMonitor is advanced process control and optimization software for industrial-scale systems. The software interfaces to live systems to provide advanced diagnostics, meet safety and environmental constraints, and drive the process to economic optimum. With rapidly changing feedstock and commodity pricing, this application enables instant and continual realignment to real operating objectives. These may include:
- Meet regulatory reporting requirements
- Flow assurance of oil and gas transport pipelines
- Visualize data from remote locations
- Reduce alarms by consolidating relevant information
- Provide soft sensing
- Automatic control of continuous and batch systems
- Increase production 3-5% without equipment changes
A number of prebuilt asset models are available with the APMonitor software. The chemical processing modeling package includes reactors, distillation columns, and compressors necessary for industrial scale processes. A modeling language interface to MATLAB and Python extends the applicability for pre- and post-processing of the optimization solution results.
Once the solution is complete, APMonitor writes the results in results.csv that is available for transfer from the apm_sol(s,a) function in MATLAB or Python. It also creates several web-interface pages that are accessed with apm_web(s,a). The web-interface includes a sensitivity analysis if APM.SENSITIVITY = 1 (ON).
Once the solution is complete, APMonitor writes the results in results.csv that is available for transfer from the apm_sol(s,a) function in MATLAB or Python. It also creates several web-interface pages that are accessed with apm_web(s,a). The web-interface includes a sensitivity analysis if APM.sensitivity? = 1 (ON). When the system of equations does not converge, APMonitor produces a convergence report in ‘infeasibilities.txt’. There are other levels of debugging that help expose the steps that APMonitor is taking to analyze or solve the problem. Setting APM.diaglevel to higher levels (0-10) gives more output to the user. Setting APM.coldstart to 2 decomposes the problem into irreducible sets of variables and equations to identify infeasible equations or properly initialize a model.
When the system of equations does not converge, APMonitor produces a convergence report in ‘infeasibilities.txt’. There are other levels of debugging that help expose the steps that APMonitor is taking to analyze or solve the problem. Setting APM.DIAGLEVEL to higher levels (0-10) gives more output to the user. Setting APM.COLDSTART to 2 decomposes the problem into irreducible sets of variables and equations to identify infeasible equations or properly initialize a model.
APMonitor provides the following to a Nonlinear Programming Solver (APOPT, BPOPT, IPOPT, MINOS, SNOPT) in sparse form:
- Variables with default values and constraints
- Objective function
- Equations
- Evaluation of equation residuals
- Sparsity structure
- Gradients (1st derivatives)
- Gradient of the equations
- Gradient of the objective function
- Hessian of the Lagrangian (2nd derivatives)
- 2nd Derivative of the equations
- 2nd Derivative of the objective function
Once the solution is complete, APMonitor writes the results in results.csv that is available for transfer from the apm_sol(s,a) function in MATLAB or Python. It also creates several web-interface pages that are accessed with apm_web(s,a). The web-interface includes a sensitivity analysis if APM.sensitivity? = 1 (ON). When the system of equations does not converge, APMonitor produces a convergence report in ‘infeasibilities.txt’. There are other levels of debugging that help expose the steps that APMonitor is taking to analyze or solve the problem. Setting APM.diaglevel to higher levels (0-10) gives more output to the user. Setting APM.coldstart to 2 decomposes the problem into irreducible sets of variables and equations to identify infeasible equations or properly initialize a model.
The APMonitor modeling language is a high-level abstraction of mathematical optimization problems. Values in the models are defined by Constants, Parameters, and Variables. The values are related to each other by Intermediates or Equations. Objective functions are defined to maximize or minimize certain values. Objects are built-in collections of values (constants, parameters, and variables) and relationships (intermediates, equations, and objective functions). Objects can build upon other objects with object-oriented relationships. APMonitor compiles a model to byte-code and performs model reduction based on analysis of the sparsity structure (incidence of variables in equations or objective function) of the model. For differential and algebraic equation systems, orthogonal collocation on finite elements is used to transcribe the problem into a purely algebraic system of equations. APMonitor has several modes of operation, adjustable with the imode parameter. The core of all modes is the nonlinear model. Each mode interacts with the nonlinear model to receive or provide information. The 9 modes of operation are:
- Steady-state simulation (SS)
- Model parameter update (MPU)
- Real-time optimization (RTO)
- Dynamic simulation (SIM)
- Moving horizon estimation (EST)
- Nonlinear control / dynamic optimization (CTL)
- Sequential dynamic simulation (SQS)
- Sequential dynamic estimation (SQE)
- Sequential dynamic optimization (SQO)
Modes 1-3 are steady state modes with all derivatives set equal to zero. Modes 4-6 are dynamic modes where the differential equations define how the variables change with time. Modes 7-9 are the same as 4-6 except the solution is performed with a sequential versus a simultaneous approach. Each mode for simulation, estimation, and optimization has a steady state and dynamic option.
Software Technical Reference
- J.D. Hedengren, R. Asgharzadeh Shishavan, K.M. Powell, T.F. Edgar, Nonlinear Modeling, Estimation and Predictive Control in APMonitor, Computers & Chemical Engineering, 2014.
Reference to Cite
Please consider citing the following article for the APMonitor Optimization Suite.
- Hedengren, J. D. and Asgharzadeh Shishavan, R., Powell, K.M., and Edgar, T.F., Nonlinear Modeling, Estimation and Predictive Control in APMonitor, Computers and Chemical Engineering, Volume 70, pg. 133–148, 2014, DOI: 10.1016/j.compchemeng.2014.04.013. Article - Preprint - BibTeX - RIS
Other applications of APMonitor are listed on the references page. Please send a note to support@apmonitor.com if you'd like to add a reference to the list.
APMonitor, or "Advanced Process Monitor" is optimization software for mixed-integer and differential algebraic equations. It is coupled with large-scale solvers for linear, quadratic, nonlinear, and mixed integer programming (LP, QP, NLP, MILP, MINLP). Modes of operation include data reconciliation, moving horizon estimation, real-time optimization, dynamic simulation, and nonlinear predictive control with solution capabilities for high-index differential and algebraic (DAE) equations. It is available as a MATLAB toolbox, Python, or from a web browser interface.
APMonitor, or "Advanced Process Monitor" is optimization software for mixed-integer and differential algebraic equations. It is coupled with large-scale solvers for linear, quadratic, nonlinear, and mixed integer programming (LP, QP, NLP, MILP, MINLP). Modes of operation include data reconciliation, moving horizon estimation, real-time optimization, dynamic simulation, and nonlinear predictive control with solution capabilities for high-index differential and algebraic (DAE) equations. It is available as a MATLAB toolbox, a Python module, a Julia package, or from a web browser interface.
The APMonitor Modeling Language is optimization software for mixed-integer and differential algebraic equations. It is coupled with large-scale solvers for linear, quadratic, nonlinear, and mixed integer programming (LP, QP, NLP, MILP, MINLP). Modes of operation include data reconciliation, real-time optimization, dynamic simulation, and nonlinear predictive control. It is available through MATLAB, Python, or from a web browser interface.
APMonitor, or "Advanced Process Monitor" is optimization software for mixed-integer and differential algebraic equations. It is coupled with large-scale solvers for linear, quadratic, nonlinear, and mixed integer programming (LP, QP, NLP, MILP, MINLP). Modes of operation include data reconciliation, moving horizon estimation, real-time optimization, dynamic simulation, and nonlinear predictive control with solution capabilities for high-index differential and algebraic (DAE) equations. It is available as a MATLAB toolbox, Python, or from a web browser interface.
APMonitor, or "Advanced Process Monitor" is a modeling language for differential and algebraic (DAE) equations. It is used for describing and solving representations of physical systems in the form of implicit DAE models. APMonitor is suited for large-scale problems and allows solutions of dynamic simulation, moving horizon estimation, and nonlinear control.
APMonitor, or "Advanced Process Monitor" is a modeling language for differential and algebraic (DAE) equations. It is used for describing and solving representations of physical systems in the form of implicit DAE models. APMonitor is suited for large-scale problems and allows solutions of dynamic simulation, moving horizon estimation, and nonlinear control. APMonitor does not solve the problems directly, but calls appropriate external solvers.
APMonitor, or "Advanced Process Monitor" is a modeling language for differential and algebraic (DAE) equations. It is used for describing and solving representations of physical systems in the form of implicit DAE models. APMonitor is suited for large-scale problems and allows solutions of dynamic simulation, moving horizon estimation, and nonlinear control.
The APMonitor Modeling Language is optimization software for mixed-integer and differential algebraic equations. It is coupled with large-scale solvers for linear, quadratic, nonlinear, and mixed integer programming (LP, QP, NLP, MILP, MINLP). Modes of operation include data reconciliation, real-time optimization, dynamic simulation, and nonlinear predictive control. It is available through MATLAB, Python, or from a web browser interface.
- Meet regulatory reporting requirements
- Flow assurance of oil and gas transport pipelines
- Visualize data from remote locations
- Reduce alarms by consolidating relevant information
- Provide soft sensing
- Automatic control of continuous and batch systems
- Increase production 3-5% without equipment changes
A number of prebuilt asset models are available with the APMonitor software. The chemical processing modeling package includes reactors, distillation columns, and compressors necessary for industrial scale processes. A modeling language interface to MATLAB and Python extend the applicability for pre- and post-processing of the optimization solution results.
Range of usage
APMonitor is advanced process control and optimization software for industrial-scale systems. The software interfaces to live systems to provide advanced diagnostics, meet safety and environmental constraints, and drive the process to economic optimum. With rapidly changing feedstock and commodity pricing, this application enables instant and continual realignment to real operating objectives. These may include:
- Meet regulatory reporting requirements
- Flow assurance of oil and gas transport pipelines
- Visualize data from remote locations
- Reduce alarms by consolidating relevant information
- Provide soft sensing
- Automatic control of continuous and batch systems
- Increase production 3-5% without equipment changes
A number of prebuilt asset models are available with the APMonitor software. The chemical processing modeling package includes reactors, distillation columns, and compressors necessary for industrial scale processes. A modeling language interface to MATLAB and Python extends the applicability for pre- and post-processing of the optimization solution results.
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APMonitor Overview
APMonitor software is a modeling, simulation, and optimization environment for large-scale models of differential and algebraic equations (DAEs). These models are employed in nine solution modes. The DAE model does not have to be changed to switch between the modes. The same model is used for parameter fitting, dynamic simulation, optimization, and control. The user is required to define the model and the software automatically configures the various simulation options.
Chemical Process Flowsheets
A thermodynamic database and a number of prebuilt nonlinear models are available with APMonitor. The chemical processing modeling package includes polymer reactors, distillation columns, compressors, valves, etc. These models are combined to form a flowsheet in an object-oriented environment.
Software Technical Reference
- J.D. Hedengren, R. Asgharzadeh Shishavan, K.M. Powell, T.F. Edgar, Nonlinear Modeling, Estimation and Predictive Control in APMonitor, Computers & Chemical Engineering, 2014.
Software Technical Reference
- J.D. Hedengren, R. Asgharzadeh Shishavan, K.M. Powell, T.F. Edgar, Nonlinear Modeling, Estimation and Predictive Control in APMonitor, Computers & Chemical Engineering, 2014.
A number of prebuilt asset models are available with the APMonitor software. The chemical processing modeling package includes reactors, distillation columns, and compressors necessary for industrial scale processes.
A number of prebuilt asset models are available with the APMonitor software. The chemical processing modeling package includes reactors, distillation columns, and compressors necessary for industrial scale processes. A modeling language interface to MATLAB and Python extend the applicability for pre- and post-processing of the optimization solution results.
Software Technical Reference
- J.D. Hedengren, R. Asgharzadeh Shishavan, K.M. Powell, T.F. Edgar, Nonlinear Modeling, Estimation and Predictive Control in APMonitor, Computers & Chemical Engineering, 2014.
APMonitor software is a modeling, simulation, and optimization environment for large-scale models of differential and algebraic equations (DAEs). These models are employed in seven solution modes:
- Steady-State (SS)
- Parameter Fit (MPU)
- Optimization (RTO)
- Simulation (SIM)
- Estimation (EST)
- Control (CTL)
- Sequential (SQS)
The DAE model does not have to be changed to switch between the modes. The same model is used for parameter fitting, dynamic simulation, optimization, and control. The user is required to define the model and the software automatically configures the various simulation options.
APMonitor software is a modeling, simulation, and optimization environment for large-scale models of differential and algebraic equations (DAEs). These models are employed in nine solution modes. The DAE model does not have to be changed to switch between the modes. The same model is used for parameter fitting, dynamic simulation, optimization, and control. The user is required to define the model and the software automatically configures the various simulation options.
Documentation Overview
The basic structure of the documentation is outlined into four main sections: model structure, modes of operation, system files, and obtaining solutions. The documentation is presented in a Wiki format to allow collaborative modification by any user. This format is well suited to APMonitor as it allows for collaboration and continuing development.
Essential Files for Simulation
- model.apm: To generate a new model, create a text file and save it with an apm extension.
- model.info: The info file contains designation of special variables for trending, data acquisition, and mode-specific actions. If no variables are treated specially, the info file can be blank.
- model.dbs: The dbs file contains all of the user-defined options that control how the solution is performed. When no dbs file is present, a new file is generated with default parameters.
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APMonitor, or "Advanced Process Monitor" includes a modeling language for differential and algebraic (DAE) equations. It is used for describing and solving representations of physical systems in the form of implicit DAE models. APMonitor is suited for large-scale problems and allows solutions of dynamic simulation, moving horizon estimation, and nonlinear control. APMonitor does not solve the problems directly, but calls appropriate external solvers.
APMonitor, or "Advanced Process Monitor" is a modeling language for differential and algebraic (DAE) equations. It is used for describing and solving representations of physical systems in the form of implicit DAE models. APMonitor is suited for large-scale problems and allows solutions of dynamic simulation, moving horizon estimation, and nonlinear control. APMonitor does not solve the problems directly, but calls appropriate external solvers.
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APMonitor software is a modeling, simulation, and optimization environment for large-scale models of differential and algebraic equations (DAEs). These models are employed in six solution modes:
APMonitor software is a modeling, simulation, and optimization environment for large-scale models of differential and algebraic equations (DAEs). These models are employed in seven solution modes:
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APMonitor is advanced process control and optimization software for industrial-scale systems. The software interfaces to live systems to provide advanced diagnostics, meet safety and environmental constraints, and drive the process to economic optimum. With rapidly changing feedstock and commodity pricing, this application enables instant and continual realignment to real operating objectives. These may include:
APMonitor is advanced process control and optimization software for industrial-scale systems. The software interfaces to live systems to provide advanced diagnostics, meet safety and environmental constraints, and drive the process to economic optimum. With rapidly changing feedstock and commodity pricing, this application enables instant and continual realignment to real operating objectives. These may include:
APMonitor is advanced process control and optimization software for industrial-scale systems. The software interfaces to live systems to provide advanced diagnostics, meet safety and environmental constraints, and drive the process to economic optimum. With rapidly changing feedstock and commodity pricing, this application enables instant and continual realignment to real operating objectives. These may include:
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APMonitor is advanced process control and optimization software for industrial-scale systems. The software interfaces to live systems to provide advanced diagnostics, meet safety and environmental constraints, and drive the process to economic optimum. With rapidly changing feedstock and commodity pricing, this application enables instant and continual realignment to real operating objectives. These may include:
APMonitor is advanced process control and optimization software for industrial-scale systems. The software interfaces to live systems to provide advanced diagnostics, meet safety and environmental constraints, and drive the process to economic optimum. With rapidly changing feedstock and commodity pricing, this application enables instant and continual realignment to real operating objectives. These may include:
Meet regulatory reporting requirements Flow assurance of oil and gas transport pipelines Visualize data from remote locations Reduce alarms by consolidating relevant information Provide soft sensing Automatic control of continuous and batch systems Increase production 3-5% without equipment changes
- Meet regulatory reporting requirements
- Flow assurance of oil and gas transport pipelines
- Visualize data from remote locations
- Reduce alarms by consolidating relevant information
- Provide soft sensing
- Automatic control of continuous and batch systems
- Increase production 3-5% without equipment changes
APMonitor, or "Advanced Process Monitor", is a modeling language for differential and algebraic (DAE) equations. It is used for describing and solving representations of physical systems in the form of implicit DAE models. APMonitor is suited for large-scale problems and allows solutions of dynamic simulation, moving horizon estimation, and nonlinear control. APMonitor does not solve the problems directly, but calls appropriate external solvers.
APMonitor is advanced process control and optimization software for industrial-scale systems. The software interfaces to live systems to provide advanced diagnostics, meet safety and environmental constraints, and drive the process to economic optimum. With rapidly changing feedstock and commodity pricing, this application enables instant and continual realignment to real operating objectives. These may include:
Meet regulatory reporting requirements Flow assurance of oil and gas transport pipelines Visualize data from remote locations Reduce alarms by consolidating relevant information Provide soft sensing Automatic control of continuous and batch systems Increase production 3-5% without equipment changes
A number of prebuilt asset models are available with the APMonitor software. The chemical processing modeling package includes reactors, distillation columns, and compressors necessary for industrial scale processes.
APMonitor, or "Advanced Process Monitor" includes a modeling language for differential and algebraic (DAE) equations. It is used for describing and solving representations of physical systems in the form of implicit DAE models. APMonitor is suited for large-scale problems and allows solutions of dynamic simulation, moving horizon estimation, and nonlinear control. APMonitor does not solve the problems directly, but calls appropriate external solvers.
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Newton's Apple
A popular story claims that Sir Isaac Newton was inspired to formulate his theory of universal gravitation by observing an apple fall from a tree. A simple equation defines the gravitational force between two objects (Equation 1) and the motion of the apple (Equation 2).
- F = (G m_{1} m_{2}) / r^{2}
- F = m dv/dt
The apple falling from a tree is simply approximated by these two equations. These two equations are solved together as algebraic and differential equations. The solution of these two equations defines the velocity of the apple and the force the earth and apple exert on each other.
Like Newton, it takes a trained mind to formulate, test, and validate mathematical models from observation of physical systems. The APMonitor software gives users a model development platform for simulation, data reconciliation, and optimization for both steady-state and dynamic systems. With APMonitor, the user can concentrate more on the difficult task of building the mathematical relationships and let APMonitor perform data handling, model convergence, and interface with live systems.