Study year: 2013-2014

Modelling is about understanding the nature: our world, ourselves and our work. Everything that we observe has a cause (typically several) and has the effect thereof. The heart of modelling lies in identifying, understanding and quantifying these cause-and-effect relationships.

A model can be treated as a (selective) representation of a system. We create the model by defining a mapping from the system space to the model space, thus we can map system state and behaviour to model state and behaviour. By defining the inverse mapping, we may map results from the study of the model back to the system. In this course, using an overarching modelling paradigm, students will become familiar with several instances of modelling, e.g., mechanics, thermal dynamics, fluid mechanics, etc.

This course will educate and train students with the skills necessary to:

  • Acquaint with the modelling procedure;
  • Identify and qualify components & their relations within systems;
  • Familiarise with evaluation and optimization methods;
  • Use the modeling procedure to analyse and design practical products.
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