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Multi-Physics approaches for modeling civil systems



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WS 2019/20 - SoSe 2020

Fakultät VI

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Institut für Bauingenieurwesen

36312400 FG Systemtechnik baulicher Anlagen

Hartmann, Timo

Hartmann, Timo

POS-Nummer PORD-Nummer Modultitel
2347090 38826 Multi-Physics approaches for modeling civil systems

Learning Outcomes

During this module students will learn to analyse the dynamic behavior of civil systems under consideration of different physical processes governing the system (think of mechanical, fluid, or thermal processes). Students will learn to model different physical processes using similar mathematical models and a common product model of the system. Hence, they will learn to use the same mathematical apparatus to quickly analyse different aspects of a large number of alternatives. Students will also learn about parametric product modeling that allows for the quick generation of different alternatives for the civil system's configuration that can be analysed considering the different physical processes. Building upon this this theoretical framework, students will acquire hands-on model building skilles, by developing own simulation models that they will use for multi-criteria system evaluations. Students will also learn how to program system dynamics simulations to understand the behavior of a system over time. Throug the project assignments, students will also develop inuitions of supporting multi-disciplinary civil engineering design and collaboration.


- review of engineering methods to model different physical processes of civil systems - methods for the combined application of different physical process simulations based on a single product description of a civil system - system dynamics modelling and analysis - parametric multi-criteria system analysis

Module Components


All Courses are mandatory.

Course Name Type Number Cycle Language SWS VZ
Dynamic modeling of civil systems VL WS No information 2
Dynamic modeling of civil systems PJ WS No information 2

Workload and Credit Points

Dynamic modeling of civil systems (VL):

Workload description Multiplier Hours Total
Präsenzzeit 15.0 2.0h 30.0h
Vor-/Nachbereitung 15.0 4.0h 60.0h
90.0h(~3 LP)

Dynamic modeling of civil systems (PJ):

Workload description Multiplier Hours Total
Präsenzzeit 15.0 2.0h 30.0h
Vor-/Nachbereitung 15.0 4.0h 60.0h
90.0h(~3 LP)
The Workload of the module sums up to 180.0 Hours. Therefore the module contains 6 Credits.

Description of Teaching and Learning Methods

- Read and comment on selected texts - Discussion of complex or problematic areas in the reading assignments; practice and application examples during lectures - project work: development of a logical ontology for a civil engineered product; parametric geometric representation of the product; combination of different products into an urban model

Requirements for participation and examination

Desirable prerequisites for participation in the courses:


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Module completion



Type of exam

Portfolio examination

Type of portfolio examination

100 points in total



Test elements

Name Points Categorie Duration/Extent
comments literature 30 written ca. 10 selected texts
group project assignment 30 practical report ca. 8 pages, presentation
individual project assignment 40 practical 2 reports of ca. 4 pages, class presentations

Grading scale

Test description (Module completion)

30% Comments Literature 40% Individual Modelling Assignments I & II 30% Jigsaw group assignment

Duration of the Module

The following number of semesters is estimated for taking and completing the module:
1 Semester.

This module may be commenced in the following semesters:

Maximum Number of Participants

This module is not limited to a number of students.

Registration Procedures

please register for the portfolio exam on Qispos

Recommended reading, Lecture notes

Lecture notes

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Electronical lecture notes

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Recommended literature
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Assigned Degree Programs

This module is used in the following Degree Programs (new System):

Verwendungen (1)
Studiengänge: 1 Stupos: 1 Erstes Semester: SoSe 2020 Letztes Semester: SoSe 2020

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Studiengänge: 2 Stupos: 3 Erstes Semester: WS 2019/20 Letztes Semester: SoSe 2020

Students of other degrees can participate in this module without capacity testing.


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