System Modeling and Simulation

This course provides an overview of the modeling and simulation of dynamic systems. Mathematical models of mechanical, electrical, electromechanical, thermal and fluid systems are obtained in differential equation form. Alternative representations of dynamic system models are introduced, including transfer functions, block diagrams and the state-space formulation. Methods based on the Laplace transform are used to compute the response of dynamic systems in analytical form. Numerical simulations of system response are also performed using software tools such as MATLAB/SIMULINK®. System response is represented in both the time and frequency domains and standard system characteristics and performance indices are defined. Through lab exercises, dynamic systems are designed according to specified requirements and constraints. PREREQ: ENGR 2506 and MATH 2066 (lec 3, lab 1.5) cr 3.