Methods of simulation-assisted automation testing

Pasi Laakso, Matti Paljakka, Petteri Kangas, Atte Helminen, Jyrki Peltoniemi, Toni Ollikainen

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Abstract

The recent developments of the hardware, software and communication standards have enabled the usage of simulation to test the automation application. The process-wide simulation models can be executed using inexpensive standard hardware. The standardisation of the communication has decreased the costs and effort needed to connect the simulator to the automation system. To further ease the task of the test engineer, working methods and dedicated tools are needed for requirements management, test case generation and execution and analysis of the test results. This document presents a working methods for simulation assisted automation testing. Furthermore the possibilities of the simulation during the automation system life cycle and requirements for the tools supporting the working methods are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Number of pages64
ISBN (Electronic)951-38-6543-6
ISBN (Print)951-38-6542-8
Publication statusPublished - 2005
MoE publication typeNot Eligible

Publication series

SeriesVTT Tiedotteita - Meddelanden - Research Notes
Number2289
ISSN1235-0605

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Automation
Testing
Hardware
Communication
Standardization
Life cycle
Simulators
Engineers
Costs

Keywords

  • process simulation
  • automation systems
  • testing
  • apros
  • specifications
  • system design
  • implementation
  • installation
  • commissioning
  • validation

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Laakso, P., Paljakka, M., Kangas, P., Helminen, A., Peltoniemi, J., & Ollikainen, T. (2005). Methods of simulation-assisted automation testing. Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Tiedotteita - Meddelanden - Research Notes, No. 2289
Laakso, Pasi ; Paljakka, Matti ; Kangas, Petteri ; Helminen, Atte ; Peltoniemi, Jyrki ; Ollikainen, Toni. / Methods of simulation-assisted automation testing. Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2005. 64 p. (VTT Tiedotteita - Meddelanden - Research Notes; No. 2289).
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Methods of simulation-assisted automation testing. / Laakso, Pasi; Paljakka, Matti; Kangas, Petteri; Helminen, Atte; Peltoniemi, Jyrki; Ollikainen, Toni.

Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2005. 64 p. (VTT Tiedotteita - Meddelanden - Research Notes; No. 2289).

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