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Digital Twins with PLM Software

Module name (EN): Digital Twins with PLM Software
Degree programme: Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2018
Module code: E2432
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 1V+2PA (3 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 4
Semester: 4, or 6
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Project with presentation

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
E2432 Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2018, optional course, technical

Suitable for exchange students (learning agreement)
45 class hours (= 33.75 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 120 hours (equivalent to 4 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 86.25 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Benedikt Faupel
B.Eng. Matthias Truar

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will be able to describe the structure and functionality of a simulation used in an industrial environment and assign different simulation methods to the corresponding application possibilities.
They will be able to create simple simulations, link them with simulation partners (co-simulations) and validate the results.   

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Module content:
1.        Introduction and motivation / History / Market situation / Overview of CAx applications
2.        Development steps in engineering / Sequential development steps, Parallel development steps
3.        Simulation methods and their applications / Multibody simulation, finite element method, flow simulation / Connecting simulation partners / Hardware in the loop, Software in the loop
4.        Accuracy and degree of simulation / Comparing the benefits and costs/efforts
5.        Introduction to NX MCD / Differentiating between the program areas CAD, CAE and CAM  
6.        Creating a mechatronic concept with the help of NX MCD and external CAD models
7.        Coupling of various simulation partners / PLCSIM Advanced, SIMIT
8.        Project work

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Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture, project and presentation

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Recommended or required reading:
Herbst, Sven, Hoffmann, Alexander: Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) mit Siemens Teamcenter: Grundlagen, Anwendung und Best Practices, Jahr Carl Hanser Verlag, München, ISBN: 978-3-446.44519-2
Sendler, Ulrich: Das PLM-Kompendium: Referenzbuch des Produkt-Lebenszyklus-Managements, Springer Verlag, ISBN 978-3-540-87898-8
Eigner, Martin, Koch, Walter, Muggeo, Christian (Hrsg.): Modellbasierter Entwicklungsprozess cybertronischer Systeme, Springer Verlag, ISBN 978-3-662-55124-0

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