Study Materials

This page contains a collection of introductory notes on modeling, provided as background material for the lectures, plus an old quiz and solution.

Introductory Modeling Notes

Some Useful Definitions ( PDF )

Bond Graph Notation for Physical System Models ( PDF )

Ideal Dissipative Elements ( PDF )

Ideal Power Sources ( PDF )

Ideal Symmetric Junction Elements ( PDF )

Generalized Energy Variables ( PDF )

Basic Bond Graph Notation ( PDF )

Examples: First-Order Systems ( PDF )

Real Power Sources: Static Characteristics ( PDF )

Hamiltonian Systems: Ideal Oscillators ( PDF )

Choice of State Variables ( PDF )

Example: A Non-Oscillating Second-Order System ( PDF )

Dependent Energy Storage Elements ( PDF )

Causality and Model Formulation ( PDF )

Example: Scotch Yoke ( PDF )

Example: Wheel ( PDF )

Example: Gear Pump ( PDF )

Magnetic Electro-mechanical Machines ( PDF )

Physical Basis of Analogies (Equivalences) ( PDF )

Examples of Equivalences ( PDF )

Example: Hydraulic Ram ( PDF )

Momentum-based Fluid-mechanical Power Transduction: Vacuum Cleaner ( PDF )

State Equation Derivation ( PDF )

Causality Assignment ( PDF )

Substitution Methods for Deriving System Equations ( PDF )

State Variables and Energy ( PDF )

Models with Nonlinear Energy Storage Elements: Energy Variables ( PDF )

Models of Mechanical Systems: Lagrangian Variables ( PDF )

Ideal Asymmetric Junction Elements ( PDF )

Junction Elements in Network Models ( PDF )

Old Quiz for Study

Quiz ( PDF )

Solution to Quiz ( PDF )

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