Fault Diagnostics (ME8372)
System fault diagnosis is of growing importance in the automotive industry and in many other fields due to the desire to guarantee system availability and satisfy regulations related to safety and environmental impact.
This course covers the theory and application of fault diagnosis in multi-domain dynamic systems. The course culminates in the completion of a project in which students design and implement a diagnostic system in simulation.
Linear system theory or a control course based on state-space concepts is required. Knowledge of concepts such as system stability, controllability and observability is essential and proficiency in Matlab is also required. CAR preparatory seminars in Linear Systems and Matlab are recommended.
Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:
- Understand ISO standard 26262 in functional safety used in automotive industry
- Demonstrate a systems approach for the development of diagnostic algorithms based on dynamic system models (analytic redundancy) and on the analysis of sensor signals
- Perform analysis with fault trees, failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA), hazard and fault analysis
- Design procedures for diagnostic observers and estimators and diagnostic applications of signal processing with special emphasis on application and implementation issues