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Prof. Mohammad Abdullah Al Faruque

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Title of the talk: “Mechatronics Compiler: from modeling to synthesis and simulation of complex systems

Time:
7th March at 14:00 PM, 2013


Location: Harut Barsamian Colloquia Room (Engineering Hall 2430)


Speaker:
Dr. Arquimedes Canedo (at Siemens Corporation, Corporate Technology in Princeton, USA)


Short Abstract:Product development, from basic consumer products to large complex production systems, is facing an unprecedented level of complexity due to the interactions among hundreds to millions of heterogeneous components, tight time-to-market and budget, and need for innovation. The Mechatronics Compiler is a model-based design tool developed at Siemens Corporation, Corporate Technology in Princeton, USA, that aims at solving the loose and ad-hoc informal coupling between concept design and detail design practice of systems and products. This allows for better cross-domain collaboration in temporally and geographically distributed teams to create better performing products including mechatronics and cyber-physical systems.
In a nutshell, the Mechatronics Compiler takes Functional Models of a product as an input, and generates multi-disciplinary system-level simulations (e.g. Modelica) and control code (e.g. IEC 61131-3 and state machines) as an output. This allows designers to perform design space explorations during the concept design phase where innovation takes place. The Mechatronics Compiler contributes to the state-of-the-art as follows:

  • Vertical integration (across design tools), cross-domain engineering, and improvement of inter-disciplinary communication through the use of functional modeling as a unification language for design.
  • Synthesis, or code generation, of system-level multi-domain simulation models from functional models to parallelize the domain-specific engineering, and to quantify how design decisions in one domain affect the rest of the system.
  • A model-/component-based design philosophy that extends over “physical” systems (e.g. electro-mechanical, thermal, chemical) and “cyber” systems (e.g. embedded systems, networks, and control software) in a holistic manner.
Short Speaker Bio: Dr. Arquimedes Canedo is a Staff Scientist at Siemens Corporation, Corporate Technology in Princeton, USA. He has successfully transferred novel research ideas into products in the areas of parallel computing for Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and model-based Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) design including functional modeling and system-level simulation. Prior to joining Siemens, Dr. Canedo was a Researcher at IBM Research – Tokyo. He is author of nine patents and over 20 scientific articles including two Best Paper Awards.

Host: Professor Mohammad Al Faruque <mohammad.alfaruque@uci.edu>