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5101. Foundations of Physical Systems Modeling

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Recommended preparation: Undergraduate degree in ME, CHEG and Modelica Software.

Grading Basis: Graded

Provides students with the foundations of physical systems modeling and computational methods for performance analysis. Students will develop skills in the areas of fundamental physical and mathematical representations of fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, and electro-mechanics. Introduction to concepts on how systems can be architected and designed with the aid of models. Topics include system and component requirements specification, creation of system models for design and control analysis of physical systems. Emphasis is placed on the modeling of such systems in the equation oriented programming environment of the Modelica language, and the utilization of these system models within the Functional Mockup Interface for co-simulation and Model Exchange. Examples of Aircraft Environmental Control, Chiller Systems and Plants, Engine Fuel Systems, Variable Frequency Drives and Electric Machines are used for the demonstration of the theoretical and modeling aspects of physical system modeling.

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Term Class Number Campus Instruction Mode Instructor Section Session Schedule Enrollment Location Credits Grading Basis Notes
Fall 2020 9027 Storrs Distance Learning Bollas, Georgios 002 Reg Th 5:00pm‑7:00pm
9/15 No Room Required - Online 3.00 Graded Course is offered in a hybrid-online format through Blackboard Collaborate or WebEx to working professional students in the Graduate Certificate and Masters of Engineering in Advanced Systems Engineering and non-degree graduate engineering students. Course restricted to MEng, Graduate Certificate students, and graduate non-degree students. Students meet live online each week with the instructor and students during the designated time. Contact the program coordinator if you have questions about the course: