June 24, 2007
June 24, 2007
June 27, 2007
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Development of Model-Based Design Curriculum
Model-Based Design is increasingly prevalent in industrial sectors including aerospace and automotive, but lacking from college and university curricula. The need for students to be adept at the modeling of systems, their associated subsystems, and overall system controller was the impetus for The MathWorks to partner with Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology to “bridge the gap” between industry and academia by developing a Model-Based Design course within the context of a series hybrid-electric vehicle. Students apply Model-Based Design, beginning with simple component models for a complex, multi-disciplinary system in need of control. Incremental improvements to the components and controller enable students to assess the impact of their changes and determine if the associated level of complexity is warranted. Moreover, the deployment of “executable specifications” enables students to identify and rectify errors early in the design process, whereby they may save dramatically on time and cost. Assessment data are being collected to qualify the academic impact of Model-Based Design.
Given competitive pressures, and time and cost constraints, developing a product on time and within budget requires a systematic approach to design and realization. The systematic design and realization process in the aerospace and automotive industries is typically represented by a V diagram as shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1: A V Diagram of the System Design and Realization Process
prabhu, S., & Chambers, Z., & Callanan, L., & Herniter, M. (2007, June), Development Of Model Based Design Curriculum Paper presented at 2007 Annual Conference & Exposition, Honolulu, Hawaii. https://peer.asee.org/2018
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