This module will provide a comprehensive understanding and practical experience of the modelling and simulation of physical systems within an automotive context.
- Develop a detailed theoretical and practical understanding of the derivation of ordinary differential equations and the construction of build models using a block diagram approach.
- Develop the ability of course attendees to choose the most applicable numerical methods to obtain solutions that balance the trade-off between simulation speed and accuracy.
- Develop a detailed theoretical and practical understanding of the principle of model causality and an ability to analyse and predict system behaviour within both the time and frequency domains.
- Develop a detailed understanding of the different methods of model verification and validations and be able to synthesise a framework for model correlation within the context of the simulation aims and objectives.
- 1-D Multi Physics System Simulation within the electrical, mechanical and hydraulic domains.
- Physical Modelling using ordinary differential equations (ODE's) and state variable block diagram modelling methods for both linear and non-linear systems.
- Eigen-value calculation & transfer-function analysis of physical automotive systems within the frequency domain and time domain.
- The design and construction of behavioural models of physical systems using Finite State Machines (FSM).
- Numerical integration methods including solver selection and its impact on simulation stability and accuracy.
- The use of simulation methods, including Co-Simulation/Embedded/Real Time Application
- The role of verification and validation techniques within systems modelling and simulation analysis.
5 days full-time
Consisting of presentations, interactive seminars, syndicate activites including simulations
Method of Assessment
Post Module Assignment of c. 3000 words