Working Group "Industrial Application of Advanced FDI/FTC Technology"

This working group aims at promoting the usage of FDI/FTC in industrial applications.


Christophe Aubrun (F)
Hasan Esen (D)
Roozbeh Izadi-Zamanabadi (DK)
Torsten Jeinsch (D)
Cartsen Skov Kallesøe (DK) 
Bao Lin (USA)
Hassan Noura (UAE)
Peter Fogh Odgaard (DK), WG Chair

Thomas Parisini (UK)
Vicenç Puig (ES)
Ansgar Rehm (D)
Fabiano Daher Adegas (D)
Jakob Stoustrup (USA)
Ping Zhang (D)
Mogens Blanke (DK)
Philippe Goupil (F)
Mattias Nyberg (S)



This working group aims at promoting the usage of FDI/FTC in industrial applications. This general objective can be divided into the following more details ones:

Provide overview on challenges and successes of industrial FDI/FTC applications

Provide a meeting point for academia, end users, suppliers and service providers interested in advanced FDI/FTC technology

Provide a platform for exchange of ideas, experiences and best practices

Promote cross-discussion on FDI/FTC among different industrial sectors

Promote partnership between the academia and the industry

Promote exchange of students, PhDs and researchers

Contribute to the sustainable development of FDI/FTC theory

Contribute to explore the potential of and requirements to new FDI/FTC technology

The topics of interest for this WG are the following:

Applications of advanced FDI/FTC in different industrial sectors

R&D activities regarding the industrialization of FDI/FTC technology

Development of tools and concepts for design, validation and maintenance of FDI/FTC systems

Methods, concepts and performance assessment for replacing simple FDI/FTC in industrial applications with advanced ones



Face-to-face meeting during IFAC World Conference and

IFAC Saferpocess



Benchmark 1: DAMADICS


  • Michal Bartys, Ron Patton, Michal Syfert, Salvador de las Heras and Joseba Quevedo. Introduction to the DAMADICS actuator FDI benchmark study. Control Engineering Practice, Vol. 14, No. 6, pp. 577-596, 2006.
  • Special Session on “A Benchmark Study of Fault Diagnosis for an Industrial Actuator”, Control Engineering Practice, Vol. 14, No. 6, pp. 575-720, 2006.


Benchmark 2:  Tennessee Eastman (TE) Process


  • J. Downs and E. Fogel. A plant-wide industrial process control problem. Computers and Chemical Engineering, 17:245–255, 1993.
  • E. L. Russell, L. H. Chiang, and R. D. Braatz. Data-driven Methods for Fault Detection and Diagnosis in Chemical Processes, Chapter 8-10, Springer-Verlag, London, 2000.


Benchmark 3:  Stirred Tank Heater


N. Thornhill, S. Patwardhan, S. Shah, A continuous stirred tank heater simulation

model with applications, Journal of Process Control, Vol. 18, pp. 347–360, 2008.



Benchmark 4:  Wind Turbines

First Wind Turbine FDI/FTC Benchmark model:


  • Odgaard, P.; Stoustrup, J. & Kinnaert, M., Fault Tolerant Control of Wind Turbines - A benchmark model, IEEE Transactions on Control System Technology, 2013, 21, 1168-1182 
  • P.F. Odgaard, J. Stoustrup, and M. Kinnaert. Fault tolerant control of wind turbines – a benchmark model. Proc. of the 7th IFAC Symposium SAFEPROCESS, Barcelona, Spain, June 2009.

Advanced Wind Turbine FDI/FTC Benchmark model:


  • Odgaard, P. & Johnson, K., Wind turbine fault detection and fault tolerant control - an enhanced benchmark challenge, Proceedings of American Control Conference 2013,Washnington D.C. 2013, 4447-4452 

Wind Farm FDI/FTC Benchmark model:

Odgaard, P. & Stoustrup, J., Fault Tolerant Wind Farm Control - a Benchmark Model, Proceedings of IEEE MSC 2013, IEEE, Hyderabad, India, 2013, 412-417 



  • Bibliography Database relevant to the WG in CiteULike