BondLib: Bond Graph Library for Dymola/Modelica


BondLib is a graphical modeling environment that was developed in the realm of the Dymola/Modelica family of Modeling tools. BondLib implements the methodology of modeling physical systems using bond graphs, a technique that had been developed 1960 at M.I.T. by Henry Paynter.

Bond graphs describe the power flows through a physical system. Since the concepts of energy conservation and power flow continuity are valid for all physical systems, bond graphs may be employed for modeling any and all physical phenomena.

Bond graphs form an intuitively attractive modeling tool that enables its user to understand and explain the dynamics of physical processes clearly and succinctly. For this reason, bond graphs are suitable both as a didactic and also as a highly practical tool for modeling physical systems.

Historical Development

Most Important Publications

  1. Cellier, F.E. (1991), Continuous System Modeling, Springer-Verlag, New York.

  2. Cellier, F.E. (1992), Hierarchical Non-Linear Bond Graphs: A Unified Methodology for Modeling Complex Physical Systems, Simulation, 58(4), pp.230-248.

  3. Cellier, F.E. (1995), Bond Graphs: The Right Choice for Educating Students in Modeling Continuous-Time Physical Systems, Simulation, 64(3), pp.154-159.

  4. Cellier, F.E. and R.T. McBride (2003), Object-oriented Modeling of Complex Physical Systems Using the Dymola Bond-graph Library, Proc. ICBGM'03, 6th SCS Intl. Conf. on Bond Graph Modeling and Simulation, Orlando, Florida, pp. 157-162.

  5. Cellier, F.E. and A. Nebot (2005), The Modelica Bond Graph Library, Proc. 4th International Modelica Conference, Hamburg, Germany, Vol.1, pp. 57-65.


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Last modified: August 2, 2007 -- © François Cellier