Table of Contents
Journal of Computational Engineering
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 3169785, 14 pages
Research Article

New Coordination Software for Parameter Identification Applied to Thermal Models of an Actuator Strut

1Chair for Technical Information Systems, Dresden University of Technology, 01062 Dresden, Germany
2Institute of Machine Tools and Control Engineering, Dresden University of Technology, 01062 Dresden, Germany

Correspondence should be addressed to Burkhard Hensel

Received 24 May 2017; Accepted 28 August 2017; Published 10 October 2017

Academic Editor: Damodar Maity

Copyright © 2017 Burkhard Hensel et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The practical worth of models of technical processes depends on their accuracy, that is, the difference between model outputs and real measurements. For minimizing these differences, process identification methods are used. In this article, coordination software for process identification is presented which has the unique feature that it allows the integration of models that have been created with external tools, for example, Matlab or Python scripts. There is no need to transform the models into another type of software format to use the common identification coordinator. The concept of the software is described and two examples for the coupling with external simulation software are given. Additionally, this article contains a detailed case study of the parameter identification of two models using that identification coordination software. This highlights the benefit of the new coordination software regarding similar work flow for different model types. The modeled physical subject is the thermal behavior of an actuator strut.