Enhancing system dynamics instruction for technologists with simulation Conference Paper uri icon


  • The framework and the use of a generic simulation package, SIMULINK, in homework, lab assignments and class demonstrations are discussed. A key feature of using this simulation software is the short student learning curve required to address simulation problems in the course. The generic character of this software allows students to directly assemble component models based on governing physical laws expressed as one or more coupled differential equations. The ability to directly simulate governing differential equations encountered in electromechanics class using a single package unifies much of the student's understanding of dynamic systems, mechanical, electrical or mixed, and the underlying mathematics.

published proceedings

  • ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings

author list (cited authors)

  • Bolton, R. W., & Zoghi, B.

complete list of authors

  • Bolton, RW||Zoghi, B

publication date

  • December 2003