Module H: Industrial Informatics

Subject description

Modelling of information, production and logistic systems. Continuous, hybrid and discrete-event models. Unified modelling language (UML).

Discrete-event simulation. Random variables and random processes, queueing systems. Discrete-event simulation implementation strategies and interpretation of results. Discrete-event simulation software. Visualization in animation in simulation. Production and logistic system simulation examples.

Complex control systems. Programmable controllers in industrial automation. Control software development standards, standard programming languages. Modular and object-oriented approaches, model-based design.

Industrial communication networks. Fieldbus networks, industrial Ethernet. Open connectivity and standards.

Process monitoring, supervision and control software. SCADA systems, data collection and analysis software, HMI design and implementation

Databases. Relational data model. Standard query language (SQL). Data modelling. Database management systems.

The subject is taught in programs

Objectives and competences

Basics of industrial informatics, presentation of information infrastructure components for monitoring, supervision and control of technological processes.

Principles of modelling and simulation in the study of information, production and logistic systems.

Development of complex control application software, implementation of process monitoring and supervisory control systems.

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, laboratory exercises.

Expected study results

After successful completion of the course, students should be able to:

  • interpret discreteevent models of information, production and logistic systems,
  • use discreteevent simulation software in analysis and design of industrial information systems,
  • evaluate discreteevent simulation results,
  • design complex programmable control systems,
  • select suitable engineering software tools for implementation of industrial information systems,
  • compose data queries in a relational database management system,
  • develop application software for process monitoring, supervision and control.

Basic sources and literature

  1. T. Boucher, A. Yalcin, Design of Industrial Information Systems, Academic Press, 2006.
  2. T. T. Allen, Introduction to Discrete Event Simulation and Agent-based Modeling, Springer, 2011.
  3. R. Zurawski, The Industrial Information Technology Handbook, CRC Press, 2005.
  4. K.-H. John, M. Tiegelkamp, IEC 61131-3: Programming Industrial Automation Systems, Second editon, Springer, 2010.
  5. S. Strmčnik, R.Hanus, Đ. Juričić, R. Karba, Z. Marinšek, D.Murray-Smith, H. Verbruggen, B. Zupančič, Celostni pristop k računalniškemu vodenju procesov, 1. izdaja, Univerza v Ljubljani, Fakulteta za elektrotehniko, 1998.

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