Department of Mechanical Engineering, Unit Catalogue 2011/12
|Level:||Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)|
|Supplementary Assessment:||ME40064 Re-assessment (where allowed by programme regulations)|
|Requisites:||Before taking this unit you must take ME30041 or take ME30217 or take ME50151|
To introduce the students of procedures for establishing mathematical models of engineering systems. To introduce commercial software packages for the solution of the mathematical models and to examine the relative merits of different approaches.
After taking this unit the student should be able to: Make the realistic judgements necessary to develop mathematical models of complex engineering systems. Undertake a critical appraisal of the simulation results and to have an appreciation of the limitations imposed by the assumptions made and the method of solution adopted. Apply commercial software packages for the prediction of engineering systems performance. Assess the reliability of the results in the presence of modelling uncertainty and parameter variations.
Problem solving; IT; written communication; numeracy; working independently.
Role of simulation in design. Analysis of dynamic systems in the time domain and frequency domain. Linearisation methods. Modelling of discontinuities and non-linearities. Simulink and Matlab modelling. System identification. Bond Graphs. Spreadsheets.
ME40064 is Compulsory on the following programmes:Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
ME40064 is Optional on the following programmes:Department of Mathematical Sciences