System Dynamics

An Introduction for Mechanical Engineers

Author: Karl A. Seeler

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1461491525

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 667

View: 7869

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.

System dynamics

an introduction

Author: Derek Rowell,D. N. Wormley

Publisher: N.A


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 592

View: 9956

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

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

View: 1042

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

View: 5362

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

View: 5277

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.

System Dynamics for Engineering Students

Concepts and Applications

Author: Nicolae Lobontiu

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0080928420

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 532

View: 8049

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

Analytical System Dynamics

Modeling and Simulation

Author: Brian Fabien

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387856056

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 326

View: 7592

"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.


an introduction to the dynamics of elastic systems

Author: Herbert Reismann,Peter S. Pawlik

Publisher: N.A


Category: Mathematics

Page: 580

View: 3900


Climate System Dynamics and Modelling

Author: Hugues Goosse

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316033503

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 3309

This textbook presents all aspects of climate system dynamics, on all timescales from the Earth's formation to modern human-induced climate change. It discusses the dominant feedbacks and interactions between all the components of the climate system: atmosphere, ocean, land surface and ice sheets. It addresses one of the key challenges for a course on the climate system: students can come from a range of backgrounds. A glossary of key terms is provided for students with little background in the climate sciences, whilst instructors and students with more expertise will appreciate the book's modular nature. Exercises are provided at the end of each chapter for readers to test their understanding. This textbook will be invaluable for any course on climate system dynamics and modeling, and will also be useful for scientists and professionals from other disciplines who want a clear introduction to the topic.

An Introduction to Modelling of Power System Components

Author: S Krishna

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 8132218477

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 134

View: 8946

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.

Complex Systems in Finance and Econometrics

Author: Robert A. Meyers

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1441977007

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 406

View: 7953

"This book consists of selections from the Encyclopedia of complexity and systems science edited by Robert A. Myers"--T.p. verso.

Strategische Bedeutung der Produktion

Tagungsband der Herbsttagung 2006 der Wissenschaftlichen Kommission Produktionswirtschaft im VHB

Author: Dieter Specht

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3835054864

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 211

View: 8833

Die Standortwahl, der Aufbau von Betrieben, die Auswahl ihrer Ausstattung mit Maschinen und Anlagen oder die Festlegung von Produktionsprogrammen sind eine Auswahl von Gesichtspunkten, die die strategische Bedeutung der Produktion verdeutlichen. Im Mittelpunkt dieses Tagungsbandes stehen die Verknüpfung von Aufgaben der strategischen Planung mit der Produktion sowie die Ableitung von Lösungen, die beiden Anforderungen gerecht werden.

Principles of Analytical System Dynamics

Author: Richard A. Layton

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461205972

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 157

View: 4365

A novel approach to analytical mechanics, using differential-algebraic equations, which, unlike the usual approach via ordinary differential equations, provides a direct connection to numerical methods and avoids the cumbersome graphical methods that are often needed in analysing systems. Using energy as a unifying concept and systems theory as a unifying theme, the book addresses the foundations of such disciplines as mechatronics, concurrent engineering, and systems integration, considering only discrete systems. Readers are expected to be familiar with the fundamentals of engineering mechanics, but no detailed knowledge of analytical mechanics, system dynamics, or variational calculus is required. The treatment is thus accessible to advanced undergraduates, and the interdisciplinary approach should be of interest not only to academic engineers and physicists, but also to practising engineers and applied mathematicians.

System Dynamics and Response

Author: S. Graham Kelly

Publisher: Cl-Engineering

ISBN: 9780495438540

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 719

View: 4438

As engineering systems become more increasingly interdisciplinary, knowledge of both mechanical and electrical systems has become an asset within the field of engineering. All engineers should have general facility with modeling of dynamic systems and determining their response and it is the objective of this book to provide a framework for that understanding. The study material is presented in four distinct parts; the mathematical modeling of dynamic systems, the mathematical solution of the differential equations and integro differential equations obtained during the modeling process, the response of dynamic systems, and an introduction to feedback control systems and their analysis. An Appendix is provided with a short introduction to MATLAB as it is frequently used within the text as a computational tool, a programming tool, and a graphical tool. SIMULINK, a MATLAB based simulation and modeling tool, is discussed in chapters where the development of models use either the transfer function approach or the state-space method.

Case Study Research

Theory, Methods and Practice

Author: Arch G. Woodside

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1849509239

Category: Reference

Page: 455

View: 2139

Case Study Research Theory, Methods and Practice.

System Dynamics for Mechanical Engineers

Author: Matthew Davies,Tony L. Schmitz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1461492939

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 389

View: 8805

This textbook is ideal for mechanical engineering students preparing to enter the workforce during a time of rapidly accelerating technology, where they will be challenged to join interdisciplinary teams. It explains system dynamics using analogies familiar to the mechanical engineer while introducing new content in an intuitive fashion. The fundamentals provided in this book prepare the mechanical engineer to adapt to continuous technological advances with topics outside traditional mechanical engineering curricula by preparing them to apply basic principles and established approaches to new problems. This book also: · Reinforces the connection between the subject matter and engineering reality · Includes an instructor pack with the online publication that describes in-class experiments with minimal preparation requirements · Provides content dedicated to the modeling of modern interdisciplinary technological subjects, including opto-mechanical systems, high-speed manufacturing equipment, and measurement systems · Incorporates MATLAB® programming examples throughout the text · Incorporates MATLAB® examples that animate the dynamics of systems

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

View: 6295

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.

Open Quantum Systems

An Introduction

Author: Ángel Rivas,Susana F. Huelga

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642233548

Category: Science

Page: 97

View: 6709

In this volume the fundamental theory of open quantum systems is revised in the light of modern developments in the field. A unified approach to the quantum evolution of open systems is presented by merging concepts and methods traditionally employed by different communities, such as quantum optics, condensed matter, chemical physics and mathematical physics. The mathematical structure and the general properties of the dynamical maps underlying open system dynamics are explained in detail. The microscopic derivation of dynamical equations, including both Markovian and non-Markovian evolutions, is also discussed. Because of the step-by-step explanations, this work is a useful reference to novices in this field. However, experienced researches can also benefit from the presentation of recent results.