Course Description

Simulink Fundamentals is a comprehensive course that provides an in-depth introduction to the Simulink software environment. Simulink is a graphical programming language for modeling, simulating, and analyzing multidomain dynamic systems. It is widely used in various industries such as aerospace, automotive, robotics, and control systems engineering. This course is designed for individuals who have little or no experience with Simulink and are interested in learning the fundamentals of this powerful software. The course begins with an overview of Simulink and its applications. Students will learn how to create models using Simulink's graphical user interface (GUI), which provides an intuitive way to represent system dynamics. The course covers a wide range of topics, including modeling dynamic systems using block diagrams, using Simulink libraries to model electrical, mechanical, and control systems, and simulating models to analyze system behavior. Students will also learn how to troubleshoot models and debug simulation results. Simulink Fundamentals also covers advanced topics such as data analysis, data visualization, and optimization. Students will learn how to use Simulink's data analysis tools to extract important system characteristics, such as frequency response and time response. They will also learn how to use Simulink's data visualization tools to display simulation results and analyze system behavior. Throughout the course, students will work on practical exercises and projects to reinforce their understanding of the material. They will also have access to online resources, including Simulink examples and tutorials, to further enhance their learning experience. By the end of this course, students will have a solid foundation in Simulink and will be able to create and simulate their own models. They will be equipped with the skills necessary to analyze and optimize dynamic systems, making them valuable assets to employers in a variety of industries. Whether you are interested in pursuing a career in engineering or simply want to learn more about dynamic system modeling and simulation, Simulink Fundamentals is an excellent starting point. Author: Alisha Schor, Zhi Wang