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Mechanical Engineering

Use System Modeler to model and simulate dynamics problems including mechanisms and machinery with kinematic, dynamic, and thermal behaviors. Study and solve vibration problems.

Room Heating

Ever wondered what the power rating of the radiator in your house should be, or how the ambient conditions affect your room temperature? To answer these questions, it is important to understand the thermal behavior of different components in your house. This lab will model all the components of a house and combine them to see how your room temperature changes with ambient temperature fluctuations.

Room Modeling

The various thermal elements of a room, such as walls, windows, floor, roof and people, are modeled using the built-in components. These components are then connected together to model a room. Various heat sources, such as solar irradiation and air infiltration, have also been considered.

Thermal model of the room.

Controlled Heating

The room model is attached to a water radiator and a temperature controller, and the ambient winter temperature of Rome is provided to the model.

Multidomain modeling

Use controller to maintain constant indoor temperature.

Thermal model of the room with controlled heating.

Thermal Analysis

Temperature fluctuations in the room depend upon many factors. Set the heat capacity of the room and incoming solar radiation and observe the temperature in the room. Tune the radiator to get the desired temperature response.


Use real-world temperature data to analyze the radiators.

Temperature fluctuations in the room.

Explore the College Thermal Library to learn more