Successful implementation of model-based design processes is a key factor for remaining competitive in the automotive industry. This implies that synergies must be exploited by reusing plant models for different contexts. To this purpose, the FMI standard has been created to exchange dynamical simulation models between different tools. The FMI standard is highly relevant for automotive control research by providing a standardized way to give control engineers access to plant models from a large range of tools.
This paper presents a use case for an FMI-based workflow for engine control design: an off-the-shelf diesel engine plant model from Dymola is used for designing a nonlinear airpath controller in MATLAB/Simulink.