Course: Numerical Modeling and Simulation of Mechatronic Systems

Course no. :n/a
ECTS credits:2.5
Lecturer(s):Prof. Dr.-Ing. T. Bechtold
Available: winter term summer term
Course type:Lecture
Exam type:Written exam 2,5h or oral examine
Exam requirements: 
Objectives:After successful participation in the event, students will have advanced knowledge in areas related to
- modeling and simulation techniques
- linear numeric algebra
- System simulation of multiphysical technical systems
In addition, you have the following competences:
- Complex system descriptions using compact numerical models
- mastery of industry-relevant software tools for the simulation of complex system models, for example ANSYS, mor 4 ANSYS, Slicot, Simplorer, Saber;
Self and social competence:
- Consistency check of simulation results
- Handling complex data volumes
Course contents:In this lecture the basic methods, as required for the simulation of micro-mechatronic systems, are discussed. Furthermore, a simulation project, using an industry-relevant simulation software, is carried out.
Course topics are as follows:
1. Modeling: Partial differential equations, Buckingham Pi-Theorem
2. Meshing of the computational domain
3. Finite difference method for numerical solution of partial differential equations
4. Method of weighted residuals
5. Finite Element Method
6. Solution methods for linear systems
7. Post Processing
8. Application of industry-relevant simulation software
Literature:S. Howison, „Practical Applied Mathematics Modelling, Analysis, Approximation“, Oxford University Press (2004).
H. K. Versteeg, W. Malalasekera, „An Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics“, Pearson Education Limited, (2nd edition 2007).
G. Smith, Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations: Finite Diference Methods, Oxford University Press, 1985.
The Finite Element Method, Volume 1: The Basis, O. C. Zienkiewicz and R. L. Taylor, edited by McGraw-Hill, Oxford (2000).
Finite Elements Analysis for Heat Transfer, H. C. Huang, A. S. Usmani, Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg (1994)
available in modul:professional specialization in semester 9
professional specialization: individual in semester 9
_ 2. technical elective in semester 9