System Design

SE 5101   Foundations of Physical Systems Modeling

This course is designed to provide students with the foundations of physical systems modeling and computational methods for performance analysis. Students will develop skills in the areas of fundamental physical and mathematical representations of fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, and electro-mechanics. This course will also introduce concepts on how systems can be architected and designed with the aid of models. Topics include system and component requirements specification, creation of system models for design and control analysis of physical systems. Emphasis is placed on the modeling of such systems in the equation oriented programming environment of the Modelica language, and the utilization of these system models within the Functional Mockup Interface for co-simulation and Model Exchange. Examples of Aircraft Environmental Control, Chiller Systems and Plants, Engine Fuel Systems, Variable Frequency Drives and Electric Machines are used for the demonstration of the theoretical and modeling aspects of physical system modeling.

Recommended Prep: Undergraduate degree in ME, CHEG and Modelica Software


SE 5102  Uncertainty Analysis, Robust Design and Optimization

This course is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of platform-based and model-driven methods for uncertainty analysis and robust design of cyber-physical systems. Topics include modeling of uncertainties, sensitivity analysis, robust design analysis methodologies (DFSS, IDOV), and critical parameter management (CPM).

Prerequisite: SE 5101


SE 5103  Design Flows for Robust Design

This course is designed to provide students with the platform-based design flows for robust design of physical systems. The students will develop skills in requirements analysis of a physical systems, architectural selection, model-based system design, and verification and validation at various model abstraction levels. Special emphasis will be placed on development processes spanning system design and the requirements validation analyses (Sizing & Performance, Robustness, Dynamics & control, and Safety).

Prerequisite: SE 5101; SE 5102


SE 5195  Capstone Projects for System Design

This project course is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of cyber-physical systems modeling and design through a comprehensive capstone project. These projects will be practical and relevant to industry needs.

Prerequisite: SE 5101; SE 5102; SE 5103