MODELING OF DYNAMIC SYSTEMS takes a unique, up-to-date approach to systems dynamics and related controls coverage for undergraduate students and practicing engineers. It focuses on the model development of engineering problems rather than response analysis and simulation once a model is available, though these are also covered. Linear graphing and bond graph approaches are both discussed, and computational tools are integrated thoughout. Electrical, mechanical, fluid, and thermal domains are covered, as are problems of multiple domains (mixed systems); the unified and integrated approaches taken are rapidly becoming the standard in the modeling of mechatronic engineering systems.
Table of Contents
Introduction to Modeling. Basic System Elements and Components. Modeling of Engineering Systems. Model Linearization. Bond Graphs. Linear Graphs. Frequency-Domain Models. Frequency-Domain Linear Graphs. Response Analysis and Simulation.Projects and Case Studies. Appendix A. Transform Techniques. Appendix B. Software Tools. Appendix C. Review of Linear Algebra. Answers to Numerical Problems
Dr. Clarence W. de Silva, P.E., Fellow ASME and Fellow IEEE, is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada and occupies the Senior Canada Research Chair professorship in Mechatronics and Industrial Automation. Prior to this position, he occupied the NSERC-BC Packers Research Chair in Industrial Automation since 1988. He has served as a faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University (1978-87) and a Fulbright Visiting Professor at the University of Cambridge (1987/88). Dr. de Silva earned Ph.D. degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1978) and the University of Cambridge, England (1998), as well as an honorary D.Eng. degree from the University of Waterloo (2008).
Dr. de Silva has also occupied the Mobil Endowed Chair Professorship in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the National University of Singapore; Honorary Professorship of Xiamen University, China; and Honorary Chair Professorship of National Taiwan University of Science and Technology. Other Fellowships include: Fellow, Royal Society of Canada; Fellow, Canadian Academy of Engineering; Lilly Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University; NASA-ASEE Fellow; Senior Fulbright Fellow at Cambridge University; Fellow of the Advanced Systems Institute of BC; Killam Fellow; Erskine Fellow at University of Canterbury; Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne; and Peter Wall Scholar at the University of British Columbia.
"The present textbook provides a contemporary point of view of unique modelling, graph based representation and integrated design of dynamic systems. It summarizes and explains in detail relevant engineering methods and approaches. Learning progress is supported by many examples which include typical mechatronic tasks of essential physical domains such as electrical, mechanical, fluid or thermal domain. Moreover, this book is not only suitable as textbook for students but also provides a useful reference for practicing professionals."
— Privatdozent Dr.-Ing. habil. Gert-Helge Geitner, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
"Clarence W. de Silva, an expert on mechatronic engineering systems, focuses on the modeling framework. Starting from the most basic concepts, this book provides an important unified approach to the modeling of mechatronic systems integrating electrical, mechanical, fluid, and thermal domains. The book mixes a variety of examples, simulations, case studies, and chapter problems that are very appropriate for students and faculty in the field."
— Eric Hueber, Université de Haute-Alsace, France
"The book is written in simplified manner as the author has done a great job of explaining terminology used in modeling dynamics systems. The nine chapters of the textbook covers a wide range of topics required to have a good understanding of fundamentals of modeling of dynamic systems. This book is written with a large audience in mind. Beginners (in broad-based engineering programs) who have basic background in dynamics, circuits and calculus will find this book extremely useful in developing basic concepts of how to model and analyze dynamic systems while someone with significant modeling and analysis experience may find this book useful in learning computer techniques (MATLAB/ Simulink) and studying case studies. Good collection of end-of-chapter problems. Also, the author intends to provide complete solution manual to instructors who adopt this book which is extremely helpful."
—Nishant Kumar, Missouri University of Science and Technology
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