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Industrial/PhD Course: Active Fault-Tolerant Control: Theory and Applications

Time

18.03.2019 kl. 08.30 - 22.03.2019 kl. 16.00

Description

Organizer

Associate Professor Zhenyu Yang, Aalborg University

Lecturers

Associate Professor Zhenyu Yang, Aalborg University
Dr. Jie Chen, Brunel University, UK

ECTS: 4

Description

A Fault-Tolerant Control (FTC) system is referred to a controlled system that poses the capability to accommodate system component faults/failures automatically and is capable of maintaining overall system stability and acceptable performance in the event of such faults. In general, the FTC capability can be possibly achieved through passive or active approaches. The passive FTC is limited by the nominal control system’s robustness, while the active FTC approach often consists of two integrated online functionalities, i.e., Fault Detection and Diagnosis (FDD) and Control Reconfiguration (CR). Thereby, the active FTC is also regarded as a kind of intelligent control solution.

The FTC plays an essential rule in safe-critical systems, which now cover a wide range of engineering systems, from aircrafts, airspace systems and nuclear reactors, to the recent emerging energy systems, such as smart grid systems, offshore wind farms etc. The ultimate objective of applying FTC techniques is to cost-effectively increase engineering system’s reliability, safety availability and maintainability.

The course covers the fundamental essentials and some latest results in FTC research area, along with diverse application case studies. The main content consists of: Historical and technical overview & terminology; FDD techniques (data-driven & model-based); CR techniques (model-matching & model-following): Integration of FDD and CR: fundamental FDD/FTC property analysis and diverse case studies.

Literatures

Lecture notes/slides will be provided and the following two books are recommended:

Jie Chen and R. Patton, “Robust model-based fault diagnosis for dynamic systems”, Kluwer, Boston, 1999.
R. Isermann, “Fault-diagnosis systems: An introduction from fault detection to fault tolerant”, Springer, 2006. ISBN 3-540-24112-4.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of control theory (incl. state-space methods)

Form of evaluation

The course will be evaluated based on a mini-project after the course. This mini-project expects some illustration that the student can apply some techniques/knowledge learned from this course into their current PhD project.

Registration

https://phd.moodle.aau.dk

Price

6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 8000 DKK for the Industry.

Host

Department of Energy Technology

Address

Aalborg University, Esbjerg Campus, Niels Bohrs Vej 8, 6700 Esbjerg