Modeling the Thermal Behavior of Biosphere 2 in a Non-Controlled Environment Using Bond Graphs



Biosphere 2 is a closed ecological system of high complexity built to deepen the understanding of ecological systems, to study the dynamics of closed ecologies, and to learn to control their behavior. The use of modeling and simulation is crucial in the achievement of these goals. Understanding a physical system is almost synonymous with possessing a model of its comportment.

The main goal of this study is the development of a dynamic bond graph model that represents the thermal behavior of the complex ecological system under study, Biosphere2. In this work, a first model that captures the behavior of the ecological system in a non-controlled environment is presented.

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