ME Special Seminar

Author: DJ Wilkinson
Event Date: September 18, 2014
Speaker: Graham C. Goodwin
BSc, BE, PhD, FRS, FIEEE, Hon.FIE.Aust., FTSE, FAA
Director of ARC Centre of Excellence for Complex Dynamic Systems and Control
Speaker Affiliation: The University of Newcastle
Time: 10:00-11:00 AM
Location: FRNY 1043
Contact Name: DJ Wilkinson
Contact Phone: 765-494-2689
Open To: Faculty and Graduate Students
Director, ARC Centre of Excellence for Complex Dynamic Systems and Control
Graham C. Goodwin, BSc, BE, PhD, FRS, FIEEE, Hon.FIE.Aust., FTSE, FAA, Director of ARC Centre of Excellence for Complex Dynamic Systems and Control
Experience Gained with Model Predictive Control in Applications: Industrial Electronics and Induction Heating Furnaces

Abstract:

     This talk will overview experience gained from applying Model Predictive Control to several real world problems. Two particular problems will be examined in detail, namely, harmonic suppression with nonlinear delay compensation for inverters and control issues associated with the operation of induction heating furnaces. These applications lead to interesting research questions such as the impact of nonlinear behavior and the use of nonlinear observers in model predictive control.

 

Biography:

     Graham Goodwin received B.Sc., B.E. and Ph.D. from the University of New South Wales. In 2010 he was awarded the IEEE Control Systems Field Award and in 2013 he received the Rufus T. Oldenburger Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He was twice awarded the International Federation of Automatic Control Best Engineering Text Book. He is a Fellow of IEEE; an Honorary Fellow of Institute of Engineers, Australia; a Fellow of the International Federation of Automatic Control, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science; a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology, Science and Engineering; a Member of the International Statistical Institute; a Fellow of the Royal Society, London and a Foreign Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. He holds Honorary Doctorates from Lund Institute of Technology, Sweden and the Technion Israel. He is the co-author of nine books, four edited books, and several hundred papers. Graham is a Distinguished Professor at Harbin Institute of Technology (China), Northwestern University (China), Zhengzhou University (China) and Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (Chile). He holds 16 International Patents covering rolling mill technology, telecommunications, mine planning and mineral exploration.