System dynamics

an introduction

Author: Derek Rowell,D. N. Wormley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 592

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The authors use a linear graph approach which contrasts with the bond graph approach or the no graph approach

System Dynamics

An Introduction for Mechanical Engineers

Author: Karl A. Seeler

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1461491525

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 667

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This unique textbook takes the student from the initial steps in modeling a dynamic system through development of the mathematical models needed for feedback control. The generously-illustrated, student-friendly text focuses on fundamental theoretical development rather than the application of commercial software. Practical details of machine design are included to motivate the non-mathematically inclined student.

Modeling the Environment

An Introduction to System Dynamics Models of Environmental Systems

Author: Frederick Andrew Ford

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781559636018

Category: Political Science

Page: 401

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Modeling techniques that allow managers and researchers to see in advance the consequences of actions and policies are becoming increasingly important to environmental management. Modeling the Environment is a basic introduction to one of the most widely known and used modeling techniques, system dynamics. Written in a clear and comprehensible style, the book: -- presents basic concepts of modeling using system dynamics -- illustrates the mechanics of model construction through a range of working models -- offers a rich array of exercises for students to use in applying principles and techniques used in the text -- walks students through the design and application of models of specific types of environmental systems Modeling the Environment requires little or no mathematical background and is appropriate for undergraduate environmental students as well as professionals new to modeling. Developed from the author's own introductory course, it is classroom-tested and represents an important contribution to the field of system dynamics.

System Dynamics and Mechanical Vibrations

An Introduction

Author: Dietmar Findeisen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3662042053

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 386

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A comprehensive treatment of "linear systems analysis" applied to dynamic systems as an approach to interdisciplinary system design beyond the related area of electrical engineering. The text gives an interpretation of mechanical vibrations based on the theory of dynamic systems, aiming to bridge the gap between existing theoretical methods in different engineering disciplines and to enable advanced students or professionals to model dynamic and vibrating systems with reference to communication and control processes. Emphasizing the theory it presents a balanced coverage of analytical principles and applications to vibrations with regard to mechatronic problems.

System Dynamics Modeling with R

Author: Jim Duggan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319340433

Category: Computers

Page: 176

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This new interdisciplinary work presents system dynamics as a powerful approach to enable analysts build simulation models of social systems, with a view toward enhancing decision making. Grounded in the feedback perspective of complex systems, the book provides a practical introduction to system dynamics, and covers key concepts such as stocks, flows, and feedback. Societal challenges such as predicting the impact of an emerging infectious disease, estimating population growth, and assessing the capacity of health services to cope with demographic change can all benefit from the application of computer simulation. This text explains important building blocks of the system dynamics approach, including material delays, stock management heuristics, and how to model effects between different systemic elements. Models from epidemiology, health systems, and economics are presented to illuminate important ideas, and the R programming language is used to provide an open-source and interoperable way to build system dynamics models. System Dynamics Modeling with R also describes hands-on techniques that can enhance client confidence in system dynamic models, including model testing, model analysis, and calibration. Developed from the author’s course in system dynamics, this book is written for undergraduate and postgraduate students of management, operations research, computer science, and applied mathematics. Its focus is on the fundamental building blocks of system dynamics models, and its choice of R as a modeling language make it an ideal reference text for those wishing to integrate system dynamics modeling with related data analytic methods and techniques.

Elastokinetics

an introduction to the dynamics of elastic systems

Author: Herbert Reismann,Peter S. Pawlik

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mathematics

Page: 580

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An Introduction to Modelling of Power System Components

Author: S Krishna

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 8132218477

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 134

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The brief provides a quick introduction to the dynamic modelling of power system components. It gives a rigorous derivation of the model of different components of the power system such as synchronous generator, transformer, transmission line, FACTS, DC transmission system, excitation system and speed governor. Models of load and prime movers are also discussed. The brief can be used as a reference for researchers working in the areas of power system dynamics, stability analysis and design of stability controllers. It can also serve as a text for a short course on power system modelling, or as a supplement for a senior undergraduate/graduate course on power system stability.

System dynamics

Author: Katsuhiko Ogata

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 596

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This text presents the basic theory and practice of system dynamics. It introduces the modeling of dynamic systems and response analysis of these systems, with an introduction to the analysis and design of control systems. KEY TOPICS Specific chapter topics include The Laplace Transform, mechanical systems, transfer-function approach to modeling dynamic systems, state-space approach to modeling dynamic systems, electrical systems and electro-mechanical systems, fluid systems and thermal systems, time domain analyses of dynamic systems, frequency domain analyses of dynamic systems, time domain analyses of control systems, and frequency domain analyses and design of control systems. For mechanical and aerospace engineers.

An Introduction to Complex Systems

Society, Ecology, and Nonlinear Dynamics

Author: Paul Fieguth

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319446061

Category: Science

Page: 346

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This undergraduate text explores a variety of large-scale phenomena - global warming, ice ages, water, poverty - and uses these case studies as a motivation to explore nonlinear dynamics, power-law statistics, and complex systems. Although the detailed mathematical descriptions of these topics can be challenging, the consequences of a system being nonlinear, power-law, or complex are in fact quite accessible. This book blends a tutorial approach to the mathematical aspects of complex systems together with a complementary narrative on the global/ecological/societal implications of such systems. Nearly all engineering undergraduate courses focus on mathematics and systems which are small scale, linear, and Gaussian. Unfortunately there is not a single large-scale ecological or social phenomenon that is scalar, linear, and Gaussian. This book offers students insights to better understand the large-scale problems facing the world and to realize that these cannot be solved by a single, narrow academic field or perspective. Instead, the book seeks to emphasize understanding, concepts, and ideas, in a way that is mathematically rigorous, so that the concepts do not feel vague, but not so technical that the mathematics get in the way. The book is intended for undergraduate students in a technical domain such as engineering, computer science, physics, mathematics, and environmental studies.

Chaos and integrability in nonlinear dynamics

an introduction

Author: Michael Tabor

Publisher: Wiley-Interscience

ISBN: 9780471827283

Category: Mathematics

Page: 364

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Presents the newer field of chaos in nonlinear dynamics as a natural extension of classical mechanics as treated by differential equations. Employs Hamiltonian systems as the link between classical and nonlinear dynamics, emphasizing the concept of integrability. Also discusses nonintegrable dynamics, the fundamental KAM theorem, integrable partial differential equations, and soliton dynamics.

Analytical System Dynamics

Modeling and Simulation

Author: Brian Fabien

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387856056

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 326

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"Analytical System Dynamics: Modeling and Simulation" combines results from analytical mechanics and system dynamics to develop an approach to modeling constrained multidiscipline dynamic systems. This combination yields a modeling technique based on the energy method of Lagrange, which in turn, results in a set of differential-algebraic equations that are suitable for numerical integration. Using the modeling approach presented in this book enables one to model and simulate systems as diverse as a six-link, closed-loop mechanism or a transistor power amplifier.

The Captains of Energy

Systems Dynamics from an Energy Perspective

Author: Vincent C. Prantil,Timothy Decker

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN: 1627055894

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 218

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In teaching an introduction to transport or systems dynamics modeling at the undergraduate level, it is possible to lose pedagogical traction in a sea of abstract mathematics. What the mathematical modeling of time-dependent system behavior offers is a venue in which students can be taught that physical analogies exist between what they likely perceive as distinct areas of study in the physical sciences. We introduce a storyline whose characters are superheroes that store and dissipate energy in dynamic systems. Introducing students to the overarching conservation laws helps develop the analogy that ties the different disciplines together under a common umbrella of system energy. In this book, we use the superhero cast to present the effort-flow analogy and its relationship to the conservation principles of mass, momentum, energy, and electrical charge. We use a superhero movie script common to mechanical, electrical, fluid, and thermal engineering systems to illustrate how to apply the analogy to arrive at governing differential equations describing the systems' behavior in time. Ultimately, we show how only two types of differential equation, and therefore, two types of system response are possible. This novel approach of storytelling and a movie script is used to help make the mathematics of lumped system modeling more approachable for students.

System Dynamics: Pearson New International Edition

Author: Katsuhiko Ogata

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 1292038497

Category: Science

Page: 784

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For junior-level courses in System Dynamics, offered in Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering departments. This text presents students with the basic theory and practice of system dynamics. It introduces the modeling of dynamic systems and response analysis of these systems, with an introduction to the analysis and design of control systems.

System Dynamics for Engineering Students

Concepts and Applications

Author: Nicolae Lobontiu

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0080928420

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 532

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System Dynamics for Engineering Students: Concepts and Applications discusses the basic concepts of engineering system dynamics. Engineering system dynamics focus on deriving mathematical models based on simplified physical representations of actual systems, such as mechanical, electrical, fluid, or thermal, and on solving the mathematical models. The resulting solution is utilized in design or analysis before producing and testing the actual system. The book discusses the main aspects of a system dynamics course for engineering students; mechanical, electrical, and fluid and thermal system modeling; the Laplace transform technique; and the transfer function approach. It also covers the state space modeling and solution approach; modeling system dynamics in the frequency domain using the sinusoidal (harmonic) transfer function; and coupled-field dynamic systems. The book is designed to be a one-semester system-dynamics text for upper-level undergraduate students with an emphasis on mechanical, aerospace, or electrical engineering. It is also useful for understanding the design and development of micro- and macro-scale structures, electric and fluidic systems with an introduction to transduction, and numerous simulations using MATLAB and SIMULINK. The first textbook to include a chapter on the important area of coupled-field systems Provides a more balanced treatment of mechanical and electrical systems, making it appealing to both engineering specialties

System dynamics for management support

Author: Sushil,System Dynamics Society of India

Publisher: New Age International

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 457

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The Book Is Intended To Provide The System Dynamics Methodology, Its Need, Foundations, Philosophy, Problem Solving Steps, Building Blocks, Process Of Modelling, Validation, And Analysis With Applications To Managerial Problems. The Book Follows A Practical And Easy To Learn Approach So As To Encourage The Managers To Learn And Make Use Of This Powerful Yet Simple Methodology For Better Planning And Policy Analysis. The Focus Of The Book Is Clearly Reflected In The Title. The Redeeming Feature Of The Book Is The Presentation Of The Subject Matter In A Questioning Framework So As To Develop Clarity About The Subject By Answering Possible Queries In The Readers Mind In A Systematic Manner.The Book Begins With The Presentation Of The Need And Introduction To The System Dynamics Methodology, Giving An Overview Of Its Historical Development, Philosophy, And View Points And Features. Then It Reviews The Applications Of System Dynamics, And Explores The Type Of Managerial Problems It Can Handle Effectively. The Basic Features Of A System Dynamics Model Are Outlined, And The Building Blocks Of The System Dynamics Modelling, Such As, Causal Loop Diagramming, Subsystem Diagramming, Policy Structure Diagramming, Flow Diagramming, Equations, Feedback Structures And Functions Are Discussed With Simple Examples. The Principles Of The Methodology And Validation Tests Are Provided. Finally, The Type Of Sensitivity And Policy Analyses That Can Be Performed And The Use Of System Dynamics Models In Practice, With Its Interfaces And Future Trends, Are Given. In The End, The Book Provides A Glimpse Of Four Managerial Cases, One In Each Functional Area, And A Set Of Practice Problems And Cases To Obtain A Feedback On Learning Made By The Reader.

Instabilities, Chaos and Turbulence

An Introduction to Nonlinear Dynamics and Complex Systems

Author: Paul Manneville

Publisher: Imperial College Press

ISBN: 9781860944918

Category: Science

Page: 391

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This book is an introduction to the application of nonlinear dynamics to problems of stability, chaos and turbulence arising in continuous media and their connection to dynamical systems. With an emphasis on the understanding of basic concepts, it should be of interest to nearly any science-oriented undergraduate and potentially to anyone who wants to learn about recent advances in the field of applied nonlinear dynamics. Technicalities are, however, not completely avoided. They are instead explained as simply as possible using heuristic arguments and specific worked examples.

Chaotic Dynamics

An Introduction

Author: Gregory L. Baker,Jerry P. Gollub

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521476850

Category: Mathematics

Page: 256

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New edition of a very successful undergraduate text on chaos.