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
Course objectives, overview

Ch 1

8/25

Introduction to modeling of energy-based systems

 Notes

8/30

Object Oriented Modeling in Dymola

Dymola: Getting Started

9/1

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

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 Energy-Based Systems
The Modelica Language

[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

Value-Driven Design
Value functions and tradeoffs under certainty

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

Mid-semester Break

 

10/13

Modeling Uncertainty
Uncertainty in Design

(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
Utility Theory

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 Wrap-up
Game theory

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 -- in-class feedback

 

12/6

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

Homework G5 Due (12/7 at 12noon)

 

12/8

No class