Accelerating the pace of engineering and science

Teaching Model-Based Design

Marc E. Herniter, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

In this webinar we discuss topics covered in two pilot courses taught at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (RHIT): Introduction to Model-Based System Design and Advanced Model-Based System design. It covers the philosophy of why we are teaching the courses, the content contained within the courses, and the mechanics of teaching the courses.

The course Introduction to Model-Based System Design applies model-based systems design to a simple motor-generator system. Students follow the design and analysis of the system from initial model generation, through several levels of modeling (MIL, SIL, HIL) using Simulink, to controller deployment on a real-time target on the physical system.

The course Advanced Model-Based System Design applies Model-Based Design to a large physical system. The example covered is a series hybrid-electric vehicle. Emphasis is placed on generating and managing a large model.

About the Presenter: Dr. Marc Herniter is a professor at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology; his primary research interests are in the fields of modeling of complex systems, power electronics, hybrid vehicles, and alternative energy systems. He has worked on power electronic systems that range in power levels from 1500 W to 200 KW. He is the author of several text books on simulation software including PSpice, Multisim, and MATLAB. He is currently the co-advisor for the Rose-Hulman EcoCAR hybrid-electric vehicle team and the faculty supervisor of Rose-Hulman’s Model-Based-Systems Design laboratory. He has a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Product Focus

  • Simulink
  • Stateflow
  • Simulink Real-Time

Recorded: 8 Dec 2010