Modelling and Simulation of Dynamic Systems

By Prof. Pushparaj Mani Pathak   |   IIT Roorkee
Learners enrolled: 857
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.

INTENDED AUDIENCE : B. Tech/M.Tech students or Professionals, It is a core course for PG and Elective course for UG. 
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Category :
  • Mechanical Engineering
Credit Points : 2
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
Start Date : 24 Jan 2022
End Date : 18 Mar 2022
Enrollment Ends : 07 Feb 2022
Exam Date : 27 Mar 2022 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

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

Thanks to the support from MathWorks, enrolled students have access to MATLAB for the duration of the course.

Books and references


Instructor bio

Prof. Pushparaj Mani Pathak

IIT Roorkee
Dr. Pushparaj Mani Pathak is currently a 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.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 27 March 2022 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
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. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 6 assignments out of the total 8 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

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.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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