• Offered by Research School of Engineering
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject Engineering
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Jochen Trumpf
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2014
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This course will provide engineering students in the mechatronics major with solid background knowledge on modeling and simulation of dynamical systems with a particular view towards mechatronics applications, thus preparing them for the material in ENGN3331 System Dynamics and ENGN3223 Control Systems.

This course will present the following material:
- Introduction to first order linear and nonlinear ordinary differential equations (ODEs)
- Linear ODEs with inputs, step response, impulse response, sinusoidal inputs (phase shift)
- Introduction to linear second order ODEs, equivalent first order forms
- Numerical simulation of ODEs in MATLAB
- Practical limitations of numerical simulation
- Simulation of basic circuit and mechanism models
- Stability, energy functionals, Lyapunov analysis
- Laplace transforms, inputs under Laplace transforms
- Optimisation algorithms in MATLAB
- A first view of partial differential equations

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- demonstrate an understanding of differential equations and their role in engineering simulation
- construct differential equation models of simple engineering systems and analyse their basic properties through computer simulation
- understand the fundamental practical limitations of numerical simulation of differential equations and know how to recognise them
- demonstrate an introductory level understanding of numerical optimisation methods

Indicative Assessment

Individual assignments (20%); laboratories (20%); quizzes (20%) and exam (40%).

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Workload

A standard workload of approximately 10 hours per week, including 4-5 contact
hours (lectures, tutorials, laboratories) as well as time for preparation, assignments
and independent reading.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed ENGN2219 or ENGN2706; and MATH1014 or MATH1116.

Prescribed Texts

None.

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1650
2004 $2190
2005 $2190
2006 $2190
2007 $2298
2008 $2592
2009 $2850
2010 $2916
2011 $2946
2012 $2946
2013 $2946
2014 $2952
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3450
2004 $3450
2005 $3534
2006 $3618
2007 $3618
2008 $3618
2009 $3618
2010 $3750
2011 $3756
2012 $3756
2013 $3756
2014 $3762
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8627 21 Jul 2014 01 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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