A Human Interface Tool for System Modeling and Application Development Based on Multilevel Flow Models
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.
KeywordsMultilevel Flow Models Man Machine Interaction Multilevel Flow Models Studio Graphical Interface
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