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Unformatted text preview: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Mechanical Engineering 2.141 Modeling and Simulation of Dynamic Systems INTRODUCTION G OAL OF THE SUBJECT Methods for mathematical modeling of engineering systems Computational approaches are ubiquitous in engineering They all depend upon a mathematical representation Formulation of an appropriate mathematical model is essential the critical link between analysis and engineering reality F OCUS OF THIS COURSE The modeling process a systematic approach to formulating practical mathematical models of physical systems Modeling and Simulation of Dynamic Systems Introduction page 1 MULTI-DOMAIN MODELING E NGINEERING SYSTEMS ARE BECOMING PROGRESSIVELY MORE INTEGRATED They involve interactions between phenomena in different engineering domains They depend on strong coupling between electronics mechanics fluid flow thermal processes chemical processes etc. Requires a multi-disciplinary approach covering each of these domains I NTEGRATED MODELS OF MULTI- DOMAIN BEHAVIOR REQUIRE SPECIAL CARE modeling assumptions that appear reasonable in one domain can be problematical in others Modeling and Simulation of Dynamic Systems Introduction page 2 ENERGY-BASED APPROACH...
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- Fall '06
- Mechanical Engineering