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Modelling and Simulation of Dynamic Systems


The term modeling refers to the development of a mathematical representation of a physical system while the term simulation refers to the procedure of solving the equations that resulted from model development. The quality or usefulness in a model is measured by its ability to capture the governing physical features of the problem. Here, the expertise of the modeler is useful. The model is amenable to manipulation which would be impossible, too expensive, or too impractical to perform on the system which it portrays. This feature makes it a very useful tool to study system behavior.

B. Tech/M.Tech students or Professionals
It is a core course for PG and Elective course for UG. 




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Dr. Pushparaj Mani Pathak is currently Associate Professor at IIT Roorkee. He was graduated from N.I.T., Calicut in 1988 in Mechanical Engineering. He completed his M. Tech in Solid Mechanics and Design from IIT Kanpur in 1998. Later he was awarded the PhD degree from IIT Kharagpur in 2005. His areas of research are Robotics, Dynamics, Control, and Bond Graph Modelling. He has served in different industries from 1989 to 1994. He is in teaching profession since 1994. He is serving in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department, IIT Roorkee since 2006. He has co-authored one book on Intelligent Mechatronic Systems: Modeling, Control and Diagnosis published by Springer, London and has published more than 40 papers in International Journals in the field of Robotics and Control. He has supervised 34 M. Tech theses and 7 PhD theses in different areas.


Week 1: Introduction to Modelling and Simulation

Week 2: Bond Graph Modelling of Dynamic Systems

Week 3: Basic System Models

Week 4: System Models of Combined Systems

Week 5: Dynamic Response and System Transfer Function

Week 6: Block diagram/Signal flow diagram/State Space formulation and Frequency response.

Week 7: Simulation and Simulation application

Week 8: Parameter Estimation, System Identification and Optimization

  • The exam is optional for a fee.
  • Date and Time of Exams: March 31st (Sunday) 
  • Time of Exams: Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon session: 2pm to 5pm
  • Exam for this course will be available in both morning & afternoon sessions.
  • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
  • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published.

  •  Final score will be calculated as : 25% assignment score + 75% final exam score.
  •  25% assignment score is calculated as 25% of average of  best 6 out of 8 assignments.
  •  E-Certificate will be given to those who register and write the exam and score greater than or equal to 40% final score. Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup. It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT ROORKEE. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc