Prof. Catalin Alexandru
University "Transilvany" of Brasov, Romania
Modeling and Simulation in Engineering
This book provides an open platform to establish and share knowledge developed by scholars, scientists, and engineers from all over the world, about various applications of the modeling and simulation in the design process of products, in various engineering fields. The book consists of 12 chapters arranged in two sections (3D Modeling and Virtual Prototyping), reflecting the multidimensionality of applications related to modeling and simulation. Some of the most recent modeling and simulation techniques, as well as some of the most accurate and sophisticated software in treating complex systems, are applied. All the original contributions in this book are jointed by the basic principle of a successful modeling and simulation process: as complex as necessary, and as simple as possible. The idea is to manipulate the simplifying assumptions in a way that reduces the complexity of the model (in order to make a real-time simulation), but without altering the precision of the results.
The Analysis and Optimization in Virtual Environment of the Mechatronic Tracking Systems Used for Improving the Photovoltaic Conversion
in the book "Motion Control" edited by Federico Casolo, ISBN 978-953-7619-55-8, InTech, January 1, 2010