Schedule
ME6105 Schedule for Fall 2017
(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 
Ch 1 
8/24 
Introduction to modeling of energybased systems Task: Read over Getting Started section of Dymola manual 
Notes 
8/29 
Object Oriented Modeling in Dymola 
Dymola: Getting Started 
8/31 
Modeling the structure of design problems 
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 (9/8 at 6AM) 
Ch 9, Notes 
9/12 
Modeling of EnergyBased Systems 
[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 
ValueDriven Design Homework G1 Due (9/22 at 6AM) 
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 
Midsemester Break 

10/12 
Modeling Uncertainty (Video Lecture: Review of Probability Theory Basics) 
Ch 4 
10/17 
Probability elicitation 
Ch 4, Notes 
10/19 
Bayes Theorem Homework G2 Due (10/20 at 6AM) 
Ch 4 
10/24 
Computing with uncertain information 
Ch 4, Notes 
10/26 
Uncertainty in ModelCenter 
Notes 
10/30 
Design Optimization under Uncertainty 
Ch 5 
11/2 
Utility Theory (continued) Homework G3 Due (11/3 at 6AM) Homework I2 Due (11/3 at 6AM) 
Ch 5 
11/7 
Surrogate Modeling 
Ch 3 
11/9 
Screening and Sensitivity Analysis Homework I3 Due (11/10 at 6AM) 
Notes 
11/14 
Optimization in Design 
Ch 14 
11/16 
Course Wrapup Homework G4 Due (11/17 at 6AM) 
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  inclass feedback 

12/5 
Final Project Presentations (Tuesday from 4:30  7:15PM) Homework G5 Due (12/6 at 6AM) 

12/7 
No class 
