A Human Interface Tool for System Modeling and Application Development Based on Multilevel Flow Models

  • Yangping Zhou
  • Yujie Dong
  • Yuanle Ma
  • Hidekazu Yoshikawa
Conference paper


Based on the notion of flow of mass, energy and information, Multilevel Flow Models (MFM) is a graphical functional modeling method aiming at providing a semantic basis for using means-end and whole-part decompositions of complex system. This paper proposed a human interface tool, Multilevel Flow Models Studio (MFMS), for system modeling and application development. With a friendly graphical interface, MFMS mainly consists of two modules: an editor module to construct, maintain and configure the MFM model for the target system; an executor to implement the application for Man Machine Interaction based on the MFM model. This MFMS has been applied for developing a demonstration system for operation support of a Nuclear Power Plant and a visual analysis platform for the Nuclear Fuel Cycle system of Japan.


Multilevel Flow Models Man Machine Interaction Multilevel Flow Models Studio Graphical Interface 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yangping Zhou
    • 1
  • Yujie Dong
    • 1
  • Yuanle Ma
    • 1
  • Hidekazu Yoshikawa
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Nuclear and New Energy TechnologyTsinghua Univ. Tsinghua UniversityNengkelouChina
  2. 2.Graduate School of Energy ScienceKyoto Univ. GokashoUjiJapan

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