System Dynamics

An Introduction for Mechanical Engineers

Author: Karl A. Seeler

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1461491525

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 667

View: 5965

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: 8850

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: Andrew Ford,Frederick Andrew Ford

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781559636018

Category: Political Science

Page: 401

View: 4726

Simulating material flows. The modeling process. Simulating cyclical systems. Management flight simulators.

System Dynamics and Mechanical Vibrations

An Introduction

Author: Dietmar Findeisen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3662042053

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 386

View: 6311

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: 9387

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.

Analytical System Dynamics

Modeling and Simulation

Author: Brian Fabien

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387856056

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 326

View: 1630

"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.

Complex Systems in Finance and Econometrics

Author: Robert A. Meyers

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1441977007

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 406

View: 6444

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

System Dynamics

A Practical Approach for Managerial Problems

Author: Sushil

Publisher: New Age International


Category: Management

Page: 380

View: 5821

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.

Principles of Analytical System Dynamics

Author: Richard A. Layton

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461205972

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 157

View: 6577

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.

Topological Dynamical Systems

An Introduction to the Dynamics of Continuous Mappings

Author: Jan Vries

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110374595

Category: Mathematics

Page: 513

View: 1901

There is no recent elementary introduction to the theory of discrete dynamical systems that stresses the topological background of the topic. This book fills this gap: it deals with this theory as 'applied general topology'. We treat all important concepts needed to understand recent literature. The book is addressed primarily to graduate students. The prerequisites for understanding this book are modest: a certain mathematical maturity and course in General Topology are sufficient.