# SYSTEM DYNAMICS

 Title ΔΥΝΑΜΙΚΗ ΣΥΣΤΗΜΑΤΩΝ / SYSTEM DYNAMICS Code 329 Faculty Engineering School Mechanical Engineering Cycle / Level 1st / Undergraduate Teaching Period Winter Coordinator Georgios Tagaras Common Yes Status Active Course ID 20000317

### Programme of Study: UPS of School of Mechanical Engineering

Registered students: 48
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Design and StructuresElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)955
Industrial ManagementCompulsory Course belonging to the selected specialization (Compulsory Specialization Course)955

 Academic Year 2020 – 2021 Class Period Winter Faculty Instructors Patroklos Georgiadis 5hrs Weekly Hours 5 Class ID 600170985
Course Type 2016-2020
• Scientific Area
• Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
• Face to face
Language of Instruction
• Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the module student should be able to: (i) develop dynamic tools for systems thinking including methods to elicit and map the structure of complex systems; (ii) to develop tools for modeling and dynamic simulation of complex systems; (iii) apply procedures for testing and improving the simulation models; (iv) design and evaluate policies for improving the dynamic behavior of systems.
General Competences
• Apply knowledge in practice
• Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
• Make decisions
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction: fundamental system concepts; the object of a system dynamics analysis. System Structure and Dynamic Behavior: open and closed systems; positive-negative feedback loop; S-curve dynamics; oscillation, overshoot and collapse; other modes of behavior. Causal-Loop Diagrams: construction principles; loop identification. Stocks and Flows: diagramming notation; mathematical formulation; stocks and flows diagrams; graphical integration. Mathematical Formulation of Positive Feedback Loop: analytical solution for the linear first-order system; doubling times; non linear systems. Mathematical Formulation of Negative Feedback Loop: analytical solution for the linear first-order system; time constants and half-times; zero-value goal structure; initial conditions; system compensation. Mathematical Formulation of S-shaped Growth: Verhulst growth; Richards’ model; Weibull model. Modeling Decision Making: principles for modeling decision making; formulating rate equations. Delays: material delays; information delays; estimating the duration and distribution of delays. Introduction to PowerSim Software Package: flow diagram modeling; defining the time; computational sequence; overview of operators; function definitions. Case Studies in Industrial Management Using the System Dynamics Approach (PowerSim models).
Keywords
System dynamics, dynamic simulation, modelling and analysis, powersim.
Educational Material Types
• Notes
• Slide presentations
• Interactive excersises
• Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
• Use of ICT in Course Teaching
• Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
• Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Description
Lectures are supported by Microsoft Office PowerPoint presentations which are available in Pdf by the digital course content (http://eclass.auth.gr/MENG329/. The laboratory work is supported by the PowerSim 2.5 software package for modeling and simulation of case studies from production, business and public sectors.
Course Organization
Lectures391.3
Tutorial60.2
Interactive Teaching in Information Center250.8
Written assigments150.5
Exams50.2
Total1505
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
• Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative)
• Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
• Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative)
• Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
• Performance / Staging (Summative)
• Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
• Labortatory Assignment (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Γεωργιάδης Π., ΘΕΩΡΙΑ ΔΥΝΑΜΙΚΗΣ ΣΥΣΤΗΜΑΤΩΝ Με Εφαρμογές στη Σχεδίαση και Λειτουργία Συστημάτων Παραγωγής, Εκδόσεις Σοφία, 2006.
Last Update
09-06-2020