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Engineering Systems, Dynamics, Modelling, Simulation, and Design

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Mehrzad Tabatabaian, British Columbia Institute of Technology

Copyright Year: 2021

Last Update: 2024

Publisher: BCcampus

Language: English

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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgements
  • About the Author
  • Preface
  • List of Figures
  • List of Tables
  • Introduction
  • Lagrangian Mechanics
  • Bond Graph Modelling Method
  • Building Bond Graph Models: General Procedure and Application
  • Introduction to 20-sim Software Tool
  • Bond Graph Models for Complex Mechanical Systems
  • Bond Graph Models for Electrical Systems
  • Bond Graph Models for Hydraulic Systems
  • Bond Graph Models for Multi-Domain Systems
  • Frequency Analysis: Bode Plots and Transfer Function
  • Miscellaneous Topics
  • References
  • Versioning History

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About the Book

This open educational resource presents effective system modelling methods, including Lagrangian and bond graph, and the application of a relevant engineering software tool, 20-sim. The content is designed for engineering students and professionals in the field to support their understanding and application of these methods for modelling, simulation, and design of engineering systems. The text also includes videos showing selected worked-out examples.

About the Contributors


Dr. Mehrzad Tabatabaian is a faculty member at the Mechanical Engineering Department, School of Energy at BCIT. He has several years of teaching and industry experience. In addition to teaching courses in mechanical engineering, he researches renewable energy systems and modelling. Dr. Tabatabaian is currently Chair of the BCIT School of Energy Research Committee. He has published several papers in scientific journals and conferences, and he has written textbooks on multiphysics and turbulent flow modelling, advanced thermodynamics, tensor analysis, and direct energy conversion. He holds several registered patents in the energy field.

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