Fault Diagnosis and Robust Safe-Parking

  • Prashant Mhaskar
  • Jinfeng Liu
  • Panagiotis D. Christofides


This chapter relaxes the assumption on the knowledge of the location and magnitude of the fault made in Chap.  5 and considers the problem of designing an integrated fault diagnosis and fault-handling framework to deal with actuator faults in nonlinear systems. A model-based fault diagnosis design is first proposed, which cannot only identify the failed actuator, but also estimate the fault magnitude. The efficacy of the integrated fault diagnosis and safe-parking framework is demonstrated through a chemical reactor example.


Fault Diagnosis Fault Repair State Feedback Control Actuator Fault Manipulate Variable 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Prashant Mhaskar
    • 1
  • Jinfeng Liu
    • 2
  • Panagiotis D. Christofides
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringMcMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada
  2. 2.Dept. of Chemical & Mat. EngineeringUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada
  3. 3.Dept. of Chemical & Biomolecular Engin.University of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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