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ESS100 - Modelling and simulation
Owner: TAUTA
4,0 Credits (ECTS 6)
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Level: A

Teaching language: Swedish

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 No Sp
0100 Laboratory 1,0 c Grading: UG   1,0 c    
0200 Examination 3,0 c Grading: TH   3,0 c   18 Dec 2006 am V,  12 Apr 2007 pm V,  30 Aug 2007 am M

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Docent  Jonas Fredriksson


For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Course specific prerequisites

Basic course in automatic control; fundamentals of discrete time systems (e.g. from the course Signals and systems for Z).


The use of dynamical models för technical systems is becoming increasingly important as a tool for design and evaluation of complex designs using simulation before manufacturing and full-scale tests. This leads to shortened design processes and to more systematic tests and analysis. Important application areas can be found in the automotive industry, in energy systems, in traffic and transport systems, and in the manufacturing and process industries.


The objective of the course is to strengthen the ability to carry out physical and experimental modelling, with the primary aim to use the models for simulation. In order to facilitate the modelling of large and complex systems, object oriented methods are introduced to handle structure and reusability of dynamical models.


- Determination of dynamical models using physical laws and principles.
- Estimation of dynamical models from experimental data (system identification).
- Validation of estimated, parametric models.
- Comparison of different model structures.
- Development of reusable simulation models by object oriented principles.
- Simulation of continuous and discrete-event models using the modeling language Modelica.
- Laboratory sessions: System identification, simulation using Modelica.


- Lectures 28 h
- Problem sessions 24 h
- Two hand-in assignments
- One laboratory session (4 tim)


- T. Glad, L. Ljung: Modellbygge och simulering (Studentlitteratur). English version available.
- P. Lindskog, L. Ljung: Modellbygge och simulering, övningsbok (Studentlitteratur).
- Supplementary material.


Written exam, assignments and passed laboratory session.

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