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||Computer games, driving simulators, control of robots, or optimization of aircraft design: all these applications require suitable and efficient models of their physical processes. This lecture offers an introduction to object-oriented, declarative languages such as Modelica and demonstrates their application for the purpose of computer simulation.
Starting from physical principles, the lecture explains how to model electrical and mechanical systems. The development of extensive modeling-libraries is outlined and illustrated by suitable mechatronic systems. The modeling of further physical domains is briefly sketched.
In addition, the lecture concerns the computational aspects of computer simulation. The processing of the modeling language is explained in detail and the most important algorithms for time-integration are presented.
The corresponding exercise sessions offer the opportunity for the participants to gain their own modelling experience, for instance by creating a mechanic modelling library. Finally, the participants are encouraged to develop a real-time simulation of an electric vehicle. A high interest in physics but no additional prerequisites are expected for this lecture. All important fundamentals will be explained in the lecture.