1st Edition

System Dynamics Modeling, Simulation, and Response

By Osama Gad Copyright 2025
    566 Pages 427 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    System Dynamics covers linearity-based modeling techniques before delving into nonlinear systems. It compares the Bond Graph technique against traditional techniques (Newton's law, Kirchhoff's law, the law of the conservation of energy, and the heat transfer law).

    Presenting transient response analyses of first- and second-order systems subjected to various inputs, the book provides a thorough discussion of computational analyses of transient responses using MATLAB®/Simulink and 20-sim software. It introduces the Lagrangian method and its application in handling mechanical and electrical systems. The book reviews the classical method for solving differential equations and includes Laplace Transforms.

    The book is intended for upper-level undergraduate mechanical and aerospace engineering students taking System Dynamics courses.

    Instructors will be able to utilize a Solutions Manual and Figure Slides for their course.

    1. Introduction. 2. Mechanical Systems. 3. Bond Graph Modeling Technique. 4. Electrical Systems. 5. Fluid and Thermal Systems. 6. Lagrange Technique. 7. System Differential Equations Solution. 8. Dynamic System Responses. 9. Frequency Response. 10. Nonlinear Dynamic Systems.


    Osama Gad is a Lecturer in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Kuwait University. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 1997 and has almost 40 years of experience as an instructor and teaching assistant in Mechanical Engineering, namely in dynamics, system dynamics, theory of machines, vibrations, and control. He has written numerous articles for reputed journals and served as peer reviewer for the Journal of Dynamic System, Measurements and Control, Journal of Mechanical Design, and Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science.