MARE534 : Modeling & Simulation


Department of Marine Engineering

Academic Program

Bachelor in Marine machinery and engines








The course gives an introduction to methods for modeling and simulation of physical processes, for use in control applications. 1. Models, model properties and modeling tools: The student will know the most common model classes, and have knowledge of some central model properties that are useful for control systems, and know principles for, and have some practical exposure of, high level modeling tools (both block oriented (Simulink) and equation/object-oriented (Modelica/Dymola). 2. Numerical simulation: The student should be able to simulate a state-space model in a computer. This entails implementation of simple explicit ODE methods, and to know principles of state-of-the-art ODE solvers (e.g. as implemented in Matlab). 3. Rigid body dynamics: The student should be able to write down equations of motion for simple systems of rigid bodies, which gives a basis for modeling of mechanical systems such as robots, marine vessels, cars, and airplanes. 4. Balanse laws/fluid systems: The student should learn the principles of balance laws, and use them to formulate simple models of process systems (e.g. new energy, oil- and gas production, chemical process industry).