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
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
Individual assignments (20%); laboratories (20%); quizzes (20%) and exam (40%).
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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
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Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|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|