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Control functions in MFM: basic principles

LIND Morten
Department of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Building 326, Kongens Lyngby, 2800 Denmark, (
Abstract: Multilevel Flow Modeling (MFM) has been proposed as a tool for representing goals and functions of complex industrial plants and suggested as a basis for reasoning about control situations. Lind presents an introduction to MFM but do not describe how control functions are used in the modeling. The purpose of the present paper is to serve as a companion paper to this introduction by explaining the basic principles used in MFM for representation of control functions. A theoretical foundation for modeling control functions is presented and modeling examples are given for illustration.
Keywords:functional modeling;complexity;supervisory control


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