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

8/22

Course overview and introduction
Course objectives, overview

Ch 1

8/24

Introduction to modeling of energy-based systems

 Notes

8/29

Object Oriented Modeling in Dymola

Dymola: Getting Started

8/31

Modeling the structure of design problems
Decision Making in Design; Influence diagrams

Ch 1, Ch 3.1

9/5

Modeling value from the perspective of a commercial enterprise

Ch 9, Notes

9/7

Modeling a complete decision problem

Homework I1 Due (9/9 at 12noon)

 Ch 9, Notes

9/12

Modeling of Energy-Based Systems
The Modelica Language

[Fritzson A.8]

9/14

The Modelica Language (continued)

[Fritzson B.1]

9/19

Debugging Modelica Models

(video: solving differential equations -- ODE and DAE)

 Notes

9/21

Value-Driven Design
Value functions and tradeoffs under certainty

Homework G1 Due (9/23 at 12noon)

 Ch 6, Ch 9

9/26

Value over time

 Ch 6

9/28

Cost modeling

 Ch 12

10/3

Demand modeling

Ch 13

10/5

Demand modeling -- the spreadsheet

Ch 13, Notes

10/10

Mid-semester Break

 

10/12

Modeling Uncertainty
Uncertainty in Design

(Video Lecture: Review of Probability Theory Basics)

 Ch 4

10/17

Probability elicitation

Ch 4, Notes

10/19

Bayes Theorem

Homework G2 Due (10/21 at 12noon)

Ch 4

10/24

Computing with uncertain information

Ch 4, Notes

10/26

Uncertainty in ModelCenter

Notes

10/30

Design Optimization under Uncertainty
Utility Theory

Ch 5

11/2

Utility Theory (continued)

Homework G3 Due (11/4 at 12noon)

Homework I2 Due (11/4 at 12noon)

 Ch 5

11/7

Surrogate Modeling

 Ch 3

11/9

Screening and Sensitivity Analysis

Homework I3 Due (11/11 at 12noon)

 Notes

11/14

Optimization in Design

 Ch 14

11/16

Course Wrap-up
Game theory

Homework G4 Due (11/18 at 12noon)

Ch 8

11/21

Decision delegation in systems engineering

Appendix C

11/23

Thanksgiving Holiday

 

11/28

Comparison and critique of other design methods

 Notes

11/30

Final Project Work -- in-class feedback

 

12/5

Final Project Presentations (Tuesday from 4:35 - 7:25PM)

Homework G5 Due (12/7 at 12noon)

 

12/7

No class