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Modeling and Simulation

  • Course Code :
    MAN 380
  • Level :
    Undergraduate
  • Course Hours :
    2.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Area of Study :

This courseaims to:  Enrich the student's basic theoretical knowledge about the modeling of physical systems and their governing differential equations.

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Modeling and Simulation

Mathematical models for mechanical, pneumatic, electrical, hydraulic, and mechatronic systems in the time domain for single and multivariable systems; Laplace and state space formulation Continuous, discrete, and combined system models; Hardware-in-the-loop simulation and rapid prototyping of real-time electromechanical systems; Mat Lab, SimMechanics, Simulink, etc. are used to build models and virtual prototypes.

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Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- Identify the type control system.
2- Identify the type of physical system; mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electric and electronic.
3- Predict time response of first and second order differential equations.

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Deduce the differential equations of physical systems
2- Apply Laplace transformation to change functions from time domain to s-domain and vice versa.
3- Transform differential equations to transfer function.
4- Solve the differential equations of physical systems.

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- Use of MATLAB software to get inverse Laplace transform for certain transfer function.
2- Solve first and second order transfer functions using SIMULINK.

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- Work coherently and successfully as a part of a team in assignments.
2- Write reports in accordance with the standard scientific guidelines.

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Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Introduction to control systems 1 1
Classification of physical systems 2 2
Modeling of mechanical systems: linear and rotational 6 4 2
Modeling of hydraulic systems 6 4 2
Modeling of pneumatic systems 3 2 1
Modeling of electrical systems 2 4 2
Modeling of electronic systems: Operational amplifiers 5 3 2
Laplace Transform : definition, transformation of various functions from time domain to s-domain 5 4 1
Inverse Laplace Transform and partial fraction method. The use of MATLAB software. 8 4 4
Solution of first and second order differential equations using Laplace transform and transfer function approach. Use of SIMULINK software 3 2 1

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Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Interactive Lecturing
Problem solving
Experiential learning

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Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What
1st Midterm 20.00 6
2nd Midterm 20.00 11
Assignments, Participation 10.00
Final Exam 40.00 16
Quizzes 10.00

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Books:

Book Author Publisher

Recommended books :

Ogata,K., "ModernControl Engineering", Prentice Hall Int., Fourth Edition 2002. Bolton, W; “Mechatronics: Electronic Control Systems in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering”, Pearson; 6 edition, 2016.

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