EAS714 Basics of Systems Simulation

Code EAS714
Name Basics of Systems Simulation
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Undergraduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Environmental Engineering and Management
Faculty Department of Environment and Energy Systems
Academic staff Claudio Rochas
Credit points 4.0 (6.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation This is a basic course covering aspects of analysis and simulation of dynamic systems with a particular attention to system simulation using computer tools. The course offer as well as an insight in optimization methods and its relation to system modeling and simulation..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
The aim of the course is to give students the necessary mathematical and computer tools for the analysis and design of dynamic systems, with particular focus on energy and environmental dynamics and optimisation methods.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
To be able to derive a mathematical model of linear parameters and carry out an optimization analysis. - Examination: Home works, exam, course work. Assessment criteria: the student is able to build up a liner problem and to carry out an optimisation analysis.
To be able to simulate a process with the help of appropriate computer tools. - Examination: Home works, lab./pract.works, exam, course work. Assessment criteria: the student is able to build up a simple simulation model of a physical process using e.g.Excel, Mathlab and TRNSYS.
Knowing how to use mathematical and computer tools (Excel, TRNSYS) for system analysis and optimization. - Examination: Home works, lab./pract.works, exam, course work. Assessment criteria: the student is able to develop a math. model, to compile it and to make a parametric analysis for syst.optimization.
To be able to develop a simple model for the analysis of energy system using TRNSYS. - Examination: Home works, laboratory/practical works, exam, course work. Assessment criteria: the student is able to develop a simple model of a energy system in TRNSYS environment.
Course prerequisites Mathematics, physics and information technologies.

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