151-0573-00L  System Modeling

SemesterAutumn Semester 2022
LecturersL. Guzzella
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


151-0573-00 VSystem Modeling
Der Kurs wird zum letzten Mal im HS22 angeboten.
2 hrs
Wed08:15-10:00HG E 7 »
L. Guzzella
151-0573-00 USystem Modeling
Groups are selected in myStudies.
Der Kurs wird zum letzten Mal im HS22 angeboten.

Die Übungen finden ab der zweiten Semesterwoche statt.
Di 13-14, Di 17-18 oder Do 8-9 gemäss Gruppeneinteilung.
1 hrs
Tue13:15-14:00LFV E 41 »
13:15-14:00LFW C 5 »
17:15-18:00CHN G 46 »
17:15-18:00HG D 1.1 »
Thu08:15-09:00HG E 1.1 »
08:15-09:00LFV E 41 »
L. Guzzella

Catalogue data

AbstractIntroduction to system modeling for control. Generic modeling approaches based on first principles, Lagrangian formalism, energy approaches and experimental data. Model parametrization and parameter estimation. Basic analysis of linear and nonlinear systems.
ObjectiveLearn how to mathematically describe a physical system or a process in the form of a model usable for analysis and control purposes.
ContentThis class introduces generic system-modeling approaches for control-oriented models based on first principles and experimental data. The class will span numerous examples related to mechatronic, thermodynamic, chemistry, fluid dynamic, energy, and process engineering systems. Model scaling, linearization, order reduction, and balancing. Parameter estimation with least-squares methods. Various case studies: loud-speaker, turbines, water-propelled rocket, geostationary satellites, etc. The exercises address practical examples.
Lecture notesThe handouts in English will be available in digital form.
LiteratureA list of references is included in the handouts.
Fostered competenciesFostered competencies
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Media and Digital Technologiesnot assessed
Project Managementnot assessed
Social CompetenciesCommunicationnot assessed
Cooperation and Teamworknot assessed
Customer Orientationnot assessed
Leadership and Responsibilitynot assessed
Self-presentation and Social Influence not assessed
Sensitivity to Diversitynot assessed
Negotiationnot assessed
Personal CompetenciesAdaptability and Flexibilitynot assessed
Creative Thinkingnot assessed
Critical Thinkingnot assessed
Integrity and Work Ethicsnot assessed
Self-awareness and Self-reflection not assessed
Self-direction and Self-management not assessed

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersL. Guzzella, C. Onder
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationwritten 135 minutes
Additional information on mode of examinationThis course will be offered for the last time in the Autumn Semester 2022. The examination can be taken/repeated for the last time in the Summer Session 2023.
Written aids40 A4 pages (20 A4 sheets of paper); no additional aids (no calculators, smart phones, etc.)
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

Learning materials

Main linkCourse website
Only public learning materials are listed.


151-0573-00 USystem Modeling
Tue13:15-14:00LFV E 41 »
Tue13:15-14:00LFW C 5 »
Tue17:15-18:00HG D 1.1 »
Tue17:15-18:00CHN G 46 »
Thu08:15-09:00LFV E 41 »
Thu08:15-09:00HG E 1.1 »


There are no additional restrictions for the registration.

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