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Professor Shawn Midlam-Mohler

Lab: Model-Based Design of Complex Systems


The Model-Based Design of Complex Systems (MBDCS) Lab represents a group of dedicated students and researchers focused on addressing challenging research problems from a systems perspective.  Prof. Shawn Midlam-Mohler is the advisor/supervisor of this group, however, the group works closely with many other faculty members and researchers within the Ohio State’s engineering departments.  The MBCS Lab is housed within and proudly part of the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), the Simulation Innovation and Modeling Center (SIMCenter), and the Department of Mechanical Engineering.


Simulation Capabilities

The MBDCS lab primarily uses Matlab-Simulink for system simulation throughout the xIL process.  The team also works in multi-physic and 1-D simulation in the area of automotive powertrains and has experience with AVL Boost, GT-Power, and ExoThermia.  Vehicle and traffic simulation has been done in CarSIM, SUMO, and PreScan.

Experimental Capabilities

The MBDCS team has a number of dSPACE HIL benches with licenses for SYNECT, Automation Desk, and Control Desk.  The lab has access to the experimental facilities at CAR as well as the Transportation Research Center for experimental data collection and model validation.

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