Chapter 5: Modeling in Plant Simulation – Information Flow
This chapter will introduce you to the information flow objects and user-defined controls in Plant Simulation. After completing this chapter, you will be able to:
- Store information in table files and use them in your simulation
- Understand the Plant Simulation programming language SimTalk
- Extend your model with user-defined control functions
Plant Simulation provides multiple list and table objects to store information. They can be used to provide the simulation with input data which will be used during the simulation runs, as well as to record the simulation results.
TableFile is a list with multiple columns. Each individual cell in the table is indexed by its row and column number and can be accessed individually. Additionally, a table in a TableFile can contain another table.
CardFile , QueueFile , and StackFile are similar to the TableFile. However, they only consist of one column.