Modelling and Simulation

Subject description

Introduction (motivation, definition of important concepts, presentation of different models and modelling approaches, cyclic modelling procedure, evaluation and verification)

Basic presentations of dynamic mathematical models, transformations between presented models and model analysis

Introduction to simulation (simulation methods, simulation of basic system’s presentations)

Software tools: Matlab, Simulink

Simulation experiments: parametrization, linearization, optimization

Simple methods of identification in time domain

Analog systems and their significance for system engineering

Illustrative examples from electrotechnics, mechanics, hydraulics, pneumatics and thermodynamics

Illustrative examples of model design of laboratory pilot plants

The subject is taught in programs

Objectives and competences

Course goals are:

  • to point out the extend usage of modelling and simulation and the multidisciplinary nature of these activitis in a scientific field,
  • to present cyclic procedure of modelling and to illustrate its usage in different fields,
  • to present basic knowledge regarding modelling and simulation of continuous dynamical systems,
  • to present MATLAB with Simulink and its usage in the field of modelling and simulation.

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, homeworks, laboratory exercises, possibility of cooperation in seminar and project student's work

Expected study results

After the successful completion of the exam students should be able to:

  • define the importance of modelling and simulation,
  • present mathematical models of dynamic systems in various forms,
  • to calculate models’ response analytically and by simulation,
  • analyse the important systems’ properties based on mathematical models,
  • performing simple identification using step responses,
  • model development using theoretical modelling approach,
  • recognize analog (similar) models from different fields,
  • use MATLAB with Simulink to support the described activities.

Basic sources and literature

  1. ATANASIJEVIĆ-KUNC, Maja, KARBA, Rihard, ZUPANČIČ, Borut. Modeliranje in simulacija, Učbenik. Fakulteta za elektrotehniko, Založba FE in FRI, 2016.
  2. ATANASIJEVIĆ-KUNC, Maja, RAKAR, Andrej. Modeliranje in simulacija: Laboratorijske vaje. Fakulteta za elektrotehniko, Založba FE in FRI, 2003.
  3. ATANASIJEVIĆ-KUNC, Maja. Modeliranje procesov: Zbirka primerov z ilustracijami v okolju Matlab-Simulink. Fakulteta za elektrotehniko, Založba FE in FRI, 2008.
  4. CLOSE, Charles M., and FREDERICK, Dean K.. Modelling and analysis of dynamic systems. Houghton Miffin Company, Boston, 1993.
  5. CELLIER, François, E.. Continuous system modeling. Springer-Verlag, New York, 1991.
  6. CELLIER, François, E. & KOFMAN, Ernesto. Continuous System Simulation. Springer Science + Business Media, New York, 200
  7. KLEE, Harold. Simulation of Dynamic Systems with MATLAB and Simulink. CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, 2007.

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