Principles of Object-Oriented Modeling and Simulation of Dynamic SystemsDF17400, 2011HT
24 hours (12 Lectures)
Best to allocate 5 6-hour sessions, e.g.
10.15 - 17.00 or 9.15-17.00
Time frame: sept - oct 2009
Ph.D. students or practitioners in computer science or systems engineering.
The course was last given
2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010
The course has the following goals:
• Being easily accessible for people who do not previously have a background in modeling, simulation.
• Introducing the concepts of physical modeling, object-oriented modeling and component-based modeling and simulation.
• Providing a not too formal reference on the Modelica language.
• Demonstrating modeling examples from a wide range of application areas.
• Providing an understanting of the compilation techniques used for equation-based languages as well as an understanding of the of the mathematical aspects od dynamic systems.
Some elementary knowledge in programming languages
Object-Oriented modeling is a fast-growing area of modeling and simulation that
provides a structured, computer-supported way of doing mathematical and
equation-based modeling. Modelica is today the most promising modeling and
simulation language in that it effectively unifies and generalizes previous
object-oriented modeling languages and provides a sound basis for the basic
The course presents an object-oriented component-based approach to computer supported mathematical modeling and simulation through the powerful Modelica language and its associated technology. Modelica can be viewed as an almost universal approach to high level computational modeling and simulation, by being able to represent a range of application areas and providing general notation as well as powerful abstractions and efficient implementations.
The course gives an introduction to the Modelica language to people who are familiar with basic programming concepts. It gives a basic introduction to the concepts of modeling and simulation, as well as the basics of object-oriented component-based modeling for the novice, and a an overview of modeling and simulation in a number of application areas.
Lectures mixed with exercises
Fritzson Peter. (2004). Principles of Object-Oriented Modeling and Simulation
with Modelica 2.1. Wiley-IEEE Press, 2004.
The DrModelica Interactive Electronic Notebook,
downloadable from www.openmodelica.org
PELAB - Programming Environment Laboratory
Dept. of Computer and Information Science,
Linköping University, Sweden
Examination will be in the form of a 24 hour home exam including both
theoretical questions and practical modeling design problems.
Examination may also include oral examination with theoretical questions
7 credits (hp)
An extra 1-3 hp are possible for an associated small project
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