Simulation Of Aerospace Systems ENG5076
- Academic Session: 2021-22
- School: School of Engineering
- Credits: 10
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Semester 1
- Available to Visiting Students: Yes
This course provides an understanding of how continuous-time systems can be simulated by numerical solution of mathematical models. It introduces commonly used simulation tools and numerical methods.
Teaching Sessions: 1 hour, twice per week
Laboratory Session: 4 laboratories, 3 hours each
Main Assessment In: December
The aims of this course are to:
■ provide an understanding of how continuous systems and discrete-event systems can be simulated by numerical solution of mathematical models;
■ develop an appreciation of the strengths and weaknesses of simulation models;
■ provide an introduction to commonly used simulation tools.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ recognise the limitations of simulation models due to limitations in numerical methods used and the underlying mathematical model;
■ evaluate the effect of numerical methods used on overall accuracy of the results obtained from a simulation model;
■ recognise and make allowance for the problems associated with real-time simulation;
■ implement simple processes of internal verification of a simulation model;
■ develop and apply numerical methods for continuous time simulation;
■ design and develop a continuous system simulation in a simple simulation language;
■ assess the limitations of actuators on the performance of the system.
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must attend the degree examination and submit at least 75% by weight of the other components of the course's summative assessment.
Students must attend the timetabled laboratory classes.
Students should attend at least 75% of the timetabled classes of the course.
Note that these are minimum requirements: good students will achieve far higher participation/submission rates. Any student who misses an assessment or a significant number of classes because of illness or other good cause should report this by completing a MyCampus absence report.