Plant Modeling in an Industrial Setting


Dr. Michael Tiller
Ford Research Laboratory

Ford Motor Company


This talk will cover some of the interesting issues seen when developing plant models in an industrial setting.  The presentation will include several examples of interesting automotive plant models drawn from applications involving hybrid electric vehicles, liquid fuel effects modeling, hydraulic actuators, etc.  An important aspect of this work is the use of the Modelica modeling language, an enabling technology for development of predictive plant models.  Important aspects of modeling in an industrial setting include model validation, model reduction, management of the model development process, and promoting reuse of models across different applications.  Finally, some observations will be presented about how the goals and perspectives of model developers differ depending on whether they are developing models of control systems or plant models.



Friday, February 7, 2003

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

1500 EECS