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Course module: 202001141
Engineering System Dynamics
Course info
Course module202001141
Credits (ECTS)5
Course typeStudy Unit
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact W. Roozing
Examiner G.A. Folkertsma
Lecturer G.A. Folkertsma
Contactperson for the course W. Roozing
Lecturer W. Roozing
Examiner W. Roozing
Academic year2023
Starting block
RemarksPart of module 6 EE. Part of module 6C AT.
Minor students: register for the minor!
This is also a pre-master cours
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
This course focuses on modelling and simulation of the behaviour of simple multidisciplinary systems. It is an allowed prerequisite for 191211110 Modelling and simulation. It comprises 5 EC and is part of EE Module 6: Systems & Control.

The aim of this course is to learn how to model and analyse the behaviour of physical systems, in which multiple physical domains can be present. Examples are a loudspeaker or an electric motor. Bond graphs are used as a modelling language: the system behaviour is represented in terms of elementary behavioural concepts and their relations, independent of the physical domain. This port-based modelling approach is based on the use of the concept of energy as a conserved physical quantity. The interactive simulation program 20-sim is used to simulate and analyse these dynamic models. The use of numerical solution methods for simulation is discussed as well with the aim to be able to find the proper numerical method and its settings for the simulation of specific dynamic models and to judge the accuracy of the results.
Blocks and Intended Learning Outcomes

Block 1: Systems and analogies
“Understand the basics of system concepts across multiple domains.”

Block 2: Effort and flow, p- and q-type storage
“Understand energy-based concepts: power-based connection and storage elements.”

Block 3: Electrical circuits
“Understand and implement simple electrical circuits and transduction into other domains.”

Block 4: Bond graphs
“Understand and apply the basics of bond graph modelling.”

Block 5: Simulation
“Understand and apply simulation tools to a model to compute its dynamic behaviour.”

Block 6: Mechanical systems
“Model simple mechanical systems in translational+rotational domain.”

Block 7: Model verification and debugging
“Identify, interpret, and solve errors in a model of a dynamic system.”

Block 8: Systematic bond graph method
“Apply systematic methods to convert an IPM or “drawing” of multi-domain dynamic systems into causal bond graph.”

Block 9: Causal paths and loops, impedance and admittance
“Analyse the frequency domain behaviour of bond graphs using causal paths, and impedance and admittance.”

Block 10: Block diagrams, power ports and signal ports
“Derive block diagrams from bond graphs, and work with modulated elements.”

Block 11: Thermal systems
“Describe models of thermal systems using the concept of entropy.”

Block 12: Equations from bond graphs
“Derive differential equations from bond graphs, and apply Mason’s rule to bond graphs.”

Block 13: Rigid body dynamics basics
“Model simple 2D mechanics using bond graphs.”

Block 14: 2-D rigid bodies and planar mechanisms
“Model planar mechanisms in bond graphs.”

The exam will consist of two tests which will together be weighed (30% and 70%) to one grade. This combined grade needs to be 5.5 or higher to pass. If not, there is one 100% resit which needs to be scored 5.5 or higher to pass as well. 

Assumed previous knowledge
Module 5 EE 202001138 Continuous Linear Systems
Module 6
Module 6C
Participating study
Bachelor Electrical Engineering
Participating study
Bachelor Advanced Technology
Required materials
P.C. Breedveld, “Integrated modeling of physical systems - Dynamic Systems part 1 and 2”, available via Canvas.
See Canvas for instructions.
Additional hand-outs will be made available via Canvas.
Recommended materials
Links to video lectures will be posted on Canvas.
Instructional modes




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