Schedule
ME6105 Schedule for Fall 2016
(Note: the Readings refer to the course textbook: "Fundamentals of Decision Making for Engineering Design and Systems Engineering")
Date 
Topic 
Reading 
8/23 
Course overview and introduction 
Ch 1 
8/25 
Introduction to modeling of energybased systems 
Notes 
8/30 
Object Oriented Modeling in Dymola 
Dymola: Getting Started 
9/1 
Modeling the structure of design problems 
Ch 1, Ch 3.1 
9/6 
Modeling value from the perspective of a commercial enterprise 
Ch 9, Notes 
9/8 
Modeling a complete decision problem Homework I1 Due (9/9 at 12noon) 
Ch 9, Notes 
9/13 
Modeling of EnergyBased Systems 
[Fritzson A.8] 
9/15 
The Modelica Language (continued) 
[Fritzson B.1] 
9/20 
Debugging Modelica Models (video: solving differential equations  ODE and DAE) 
Notes 
9/22 
ValueDriven Design Homework G1 Due (9/23 at 12noon) 
Ch 6, Ch 9 
9/27 
Value over time 
Ch 6 
9/29 
Cost modeling 
Ch 12 
10/4 
Demand modeling 
Ch 13 
10/6 
Demand modeling  the spreadsheet 
Ch 13, Notes 
10/11 
Midsemester Break 

10/13 
Modeling Uncertainty (Video Lecture: Review of Probability Theory Basics) 
Ch 4 
10/18 
Probability elicitation 
Ch 4, Notes 
10/20 
Bayes Theorem Homework G2 Due (10/21 at 12noon) 
Ch 4 
10/25 
Computing with uncertain information 
Ch 4, Notes 
10/27 
Uncertainty in ModelCenter 
Notes 
11/1 
Design Optimization under Uncertainty 
Ch 5 
11/3 
Utility Theory (continued) Homework G3 Due (11/4 at 12noon) Homework I2 Due (11/4 at 12noon) 
Ch 5 
11/8 
Surrogate Modeling 
Ch 3 
11/10 
Screening and Sensitivity Analysis Homework I3 Due (11/11 at 12noon) 
Notes 
11/15 
Optimization in Design 
Ch 14 
11/17 
Course Wrapup Homework G4 Due (11/18 at 12noon) 
Ch 8 
11/22 
Decision delegation in systems engineering 
Appendix C 
11/24 
Thanksgiving Holiday 

11/29 
Comparison and critique of other design methods 
Notes 
12/1 
Final Project Work  inclass feedback 

12/6 
Final Project Presentations (Tuesday from 4:35  7:25PM) Homework G5 Due (12/7 at 12noon) 

12/8 
No class 
