The MOSAICmodeling Workflow – Notation

A notation is the basic nomenclature of any system or subsystem inside MOSAICmodeling. Complex Equation Systems or Models may have several connected Notations. However, to get started a single Notation will always suffice.

A variable inside MOSAICmodeling consists of four different parts:

  • Base Names,
  • Superscripts,
  • Subscripts, and
  • Indices.

Each variable may only have one Base Name and one Subscript, but as many Superscripts and Indices as required:


Base Names, Superscripts, Subscripts, and Indices for all variables appearing within your Equation System need to be entered into your Notation with the help of the Notation editor shown in Fig. 1.

Figure 1: The Notation editor inside MOSAICmodeling lets you enter Base Names, Superscripts, Subscripts, and Indices describing your model. Engineering Units can be preassigned to Variable Names optionally (The editor might look differently depending on your operating system.)

Based on these definitions the MOSAICmodeling workflow for setting up a new notation is as follows: