Course Syllabus for

Physical Modeling
Fysikalisk modellering

FRT265F, 7.5 credits

Valid from: Spring 2022
Decided by: Professor Thomas Johansson
Date of establishment: 2022-04-19

General Information

Division: Automatic Control
Course type: Third-cycle course
Teaching language: English


The aim of the course is to develop the ability to make mathematical models for a wide range of physical processes, such as, bicycles, cars, aircraft, and industrial processes. The intention is that the models will be used to develop regulators for the processes.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Course Contents

model building methodology, differential algebraic systems, model transformations, modelica, circuit theory, power systems, mechanical systems, friction models, bicycles, cars, boats, aircraft, thermal and fluid systems, steam generators, compartment models, neurons

Course Literature

Lecture slides.

Instruction Details

Type of instruction: Lectures

Examination Details

Examination format: Written report. Examination in the form of a project along with a project report.
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

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