Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


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

- Understand the factors which affect the energy consumption of hydraulic systems and how the energy efficiency can be enhanced by changes in system parameters and architectures

- 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

Credits: 5

Schedule: 11.09.2020 - 11.12.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Jyrki Kajaste

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Jyrki Kajaste

Contact information for the course (valid 13.08.2020-21.12.2112):

teaching staff

- by using
email (Jyrki Kajaste)

- during exercises

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    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 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:


    Modelling and simulation exercises (40 %)

    Research assignments, group work (60 %)

  • Applies in this implementation:

    Evaluation is based on

    - individual work

    - group work

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    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

  • Applies in this implementation:

    See the Schedule in course's MyCourses page for estimating the workload.


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Announced separately

    Slides and textbook (handout)

  • Applies in this implementation:

    material will be delivered by using MyCourses system.

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Course substitutes Kon-41.4027 Hydraulijärjestelmien mallintaminen ja simulointi

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    MEC-E5003 Fluid Power Basics or equivalent content

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    7 Affordable and Clean Energy

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption


Details on the schedule
  • Applies in this implementation:

    The deadlines for assignments will be published in MyCourses.


Registration and further information