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194.076 Modeling and Simulation
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2019W, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC

Properties

  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to independently perform a typical, simplified modelling and simulation experiment for a given research problem. This goal implies:

  • Students understand the principals of modelling and simulation and are able to describe the involved standard-process.
  • Students are able to distinguish and classify different modelling methods and are able to name their typical fields of application.
  • Students are able to apply the modelling methods explained in the lecture to abstract given real systems and, furthermore, develop and analyse conceptional models.
  • Students are able to implement conceptional models in certain simulators and are able to perform simulations with them.

Subject of course

The lecture gives a broad introduction to modeling and simulation studies sketching all steps from formulation of the research question, system-abstraction, conceptional modeling, implementation, until experiment design, experiment execution and result interpretation.

Core part of this lecture is a broad overview over different modelling methods. We will focus on: system dynamics, difference-equations, discrete-event simulation, cellular automata and agent-based modelling. With respect to implementation we will take a close look on the simulator Anylogic. Yet, we will also explain how standard programming languages like MATLAB and Python are used to implement simulation models.

Teaching methods

  • Frontal lecture with regular discussion with the auditorium
  • Presentation of case studies
  • Hands-on programming
  • Supervised project work in teams

Mode of examination

Immanent

Additional information

The preliminary discussion on the VU will take place on Thursday, 10.10.2019, 14:00-15:00 c.t. ct followed by an introductory lecture 15:00-16:00 in lecture room EI11. Thereafter, the lecture will always take place on Thursday at the same time.

The modules are partly frontal lecture, some of them also contain practical parts with hands-on programming. They prepare for a final group work in which you will solve a predefined problem using modeling and simulation. You will be asked to present the results of your work in the context of the last VU unit in June.

We expect the following expenditure of time:

  0.5h   Preliminary
18.5h   VU units (11 x 1.5h, 2 x 1.0h)
  0.5h   Project release
35.0h   Project work including meetings with your supervisor
15.0h   Preparation test
  1.0h   Test
  3.0h   Preparation for project presentation
  1.5h   Project presentation
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75.0h  = 3 ECTS

Apart from units related with the project work and test, there is no compulsory attendance in the lecture hall. Yet, we ask you to comply with the LVA registration period.

The lecture will be administered in TUWEL.

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Thu14:00 - 16:0010.10.2019 - 30.01.2020EI 11 Geodäsie HS 194.076: VU Modeling and Simulation
Modeling and Simulation - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Thu10.10.201914:00 - 16:00EI 11 Geodäsie HS 194.076: VU Modeling and Simulation
Thu17.10.201914:00 - 16:00EI 11 Geodäsie HS 194.076: VU Modeling and Simulation
Thu24.10.201914:00 - 16:00EI 11 Geodäsie HS 194.076: VU Modeling and Simulation
Thu31.10.201914:00 - 16:00EI 11 Geodäsie HS 194.076: VU Modeling and Simulation
Thu07.11.201914:00 - 16:00EI 11 Geodäsie HS 194.076: VU Modeling and Simulation
Thu14.11.201914:00 - 16:00EI 11 Geodäsie HS 194.076: VU Modeling and Simulation
Thu21.11.201914:00 - 16:00EI 11 Geodäsie HS 194.076: VU Modeling and Simulation
Thu28.11.201914:00 - 16:00EI 11 Geodäsie HS 194.076: VU Modeling and Simulation
Thu05.12.201914:00 - 16:00EI 11 Geodäsie HS 194.076: VU Modeling and Simulation
Thu12.12.201914:00 - 16:00EI 11 Geodäsie HS 194.076: VU Modeling and Simulation
Thu09.01.202014:00 - 16:00EI 11 Geodäsie HS 194.076: VU Modeling and Simulation
Thu16.01.202014:00 - 16:00EI 11 Geodäsie HS 194.076: VU Modeling and Simulation
Thu23.01.202014:00 - 16:00EI 11 Geodäsie HS 194.076: VU Modeling and Simulation
Thu30.01.202014:00 - 16:00EI 11 Geodäsie HS 194.076: VU Modeling and Simulation

Examination modalities

Grades are given according to the student's performance in

  • a lecture test (theoretical knowledge), and
  • a supervised project work in teams and final presentation of the work (practical knowledge).

 

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.08.2019 00:00 31.10.2019 23:59 31.10.2019 23:59

Curricula

Literature

No lecture notes are available.

Continuative courses

Language

English