The MBDCS Lab has experience in a wide-variety of automotive application areas:
- Conventional Powertrains and Related Systems
- Hybrid Powertrains and Related Systems
- Electric Vehicles and Related Systems
- Aftertreatment Systems
Within these areas, the team applies the following tools:
- System-Level Modeling: lumped parameter, multi-physics, etc.
- High-Fidelity Modeling: 1-D Gas Flow, CFD, FEA, etc.
- Applied Control: marrying modern control theory with the physical constraints of processors and memory; the financial constraints of software and calibration development costs; and the institutional constraints of the calibrators in industry
- Fault Diagnosis: application of fault isolation, detection, and remediation techniques in support of OBD, safety, and robustness
- SIL/MIL/PIL/HIL Testing: for validation and verification of software
- Systems Engineering: understanding and applying system engineering techniques to formally track and verify requirements and specifications through physical and virtual evaluation
- Design Theory: understanding and applying the core tenets of product design to capture requirements, brainstorm and rank solutions, etc. to yield better research products/outcomes