Credits: 5

Schedule: 15.09.2017 - 08.12.2017

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Jyrki Kajaste

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

I - II (Autumn 2018)

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After the course the student is able to:

- Describe the principles of modeling and simulation and the potentials of these in system design and analysis

- Use some modeling and simulation environment/software (Matlab ja Simulink)

- Identify (analyze) dynamic structures of hydraulic systems

- Create models for static and dynamic elements (hydraulic and pneumatic components and systems) and run simulations with them

- Identify (analyze) parameter values for models from component catalogs and measurement results

- Analyze dynamic characteristics of hydraulic systems with the help of measurement data (step and frequency responses)

- Analyze the operation of hydraulic systems by modeling and simulation

- Evaluate critically the quality and deficiencies of a component or system model (i.e. validate the model using measurement data)

- Design and tune an electrohydraulic position, speed and force servo by using modeling and simulation

- Estimate the quality of an electrohydraulic position, speed and force servo by modeling and simulation

- Create well-defined and comprehensive modeling and simulation documents

- Describe the principle of real-time simulation and the special demands of it

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Theoretical background

- Flow dynamics

- Pipe dynamics

- Component dynamics

- System dynamics

Energy efficiency of hydraulic systems

System design

Measurements and analysis

Modeling, parameters, validation and simulation

Control technology

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Modelling and simulation exercises (40 %)

Research assignments, group work (60 %)

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

5 cr

Lectures 4 h (1 x 4 h)

Tutorials 6 h (12 x 0.5 h)

Laboratory work 2 h (1 x 2 h)

Modelling and simulation exercises 48 h (12 x 4 h)

Autonomous studying, working on exercises and assignment 75 h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Announced separately

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Course substitutes Kon-41.4027 Hydraulijärjestelmien mallintaminen ja simulointi

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

MEC-E5003 Fluid Power Basics or equivalent content

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

0 - 5

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

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Number of students is restricted (max. 24). Admittance in order of registration.