The Control loopΒΆ

Elements of a network which contain a control loop can be modelled as so called Controller. They implement a controlling mechanism as well as a convergence check and are being registered at the used network net.controller. When a simulation is being invoked, the run_control() method iteratively calls the controlling-method control_step() on each initialized controller until all of them are converged. The possibility to operate different controllers in a specific sequence is given by the variables net.controller.order and net.controller.level, which we will go into later. This control_step() can be calculated for a single point in time as well as a simulation of discrete consecutive points in time using the timeseries module method run_timeseries(). Following picture describes the dependence of both methods.