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Beyond Simulation

Francesco Casella
Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione, Italy

Filippo Donida
Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione, Italy

Marco Lovera
Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione, Italy

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Published in: Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Equation-Based Object-Oriented Languages and Tools

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 29:5, p. 35-45

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Published: 2008-07-02

ISBN: 978-91-7519-823-1

ISSN: 1650-3686 (print), 1650-3740 (online)


After 20 years since their birth; equation-oriented and object-oriented modelling techniques and tools are now mature; as far as solving simulation problems is concerned. Conversely; there is still much to be done in order to provide more direct support for the design of advanced; modelbased control systems; starting from object-oriented plant models. Following a brief review of the current state of the art in this field; the paper presents some proposals for future developments: open model exchange formats; automatic model-order reduction techniques; automatic derivation of simplified transfer functions; automatic derivation of LFT models; automatic generation of inverse models for robotic systems; and support for nonlinear model predictive control.


Control system design; symbolic manipulation; model order reduction; CACSD


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