As a result of the course a student is able to:
- write a structured MATLAB program to solve engineering problems, with separate definition, solution, and result sections.
- make use of variables to define and solve an abstract engineering problem.
- make use of vectors and matrices and manipulate these using matrix operations.
- visualize data using 2-dimensional plots in MATLAB.
- make use of built-in MATLAB functions, by consulting MATLAB Help documentation.
- calculate the truss forces in a statically determined frame by deriving and solving a system of linear equations
This is a part of module 1, ME 1 Design and Manufacturing of the Bachelor Mechanical Engineering. See here for the compete description of the module.
Modelling and Programming is a training line that runs throughout the full first year of the ME bachelor. In this training line, you will develop your programming skills in order to perform advanced engineering calculations, and analyze and improve different systems and designs.
In Modelling and Programming 1, the Matlab programming environment is introduced. Basic programming concepts are discussed and used to perform calculations and visualize results. Using knowledge from the statics course, the equilibrium of a large truss system will be determined by deriving and solving a system of linear equations and solved using Matlab.
Non-ME students can take this course if they meet the entry requirements.