|Dr. Christianl Kral, TGM Vienna, Austria
|Modelica and virtual education
|Good education of engineering students requires theoretical knoweldge and lots of calculation experience to better understand theory and applications.
Laboratory courses are offered to better relate theory and practical understanding.
Simulations even more improve the linking of theory and practice, as systemic thinking is supported.
Students learn to understand the interaction of simple models and more advanced systems.
In the keynote speech two virtual education scenarios in engineering will be presented:
First, a workflow of creating and evaluating calculation and simulation examples is proposed. The workflow is based on Modelica and the online tool Letto.
Second, virtual lab experiments of electric machines and drives are shown. In the virtual lab Modelica variables are controlled and viszualized by Labview. The presented approaches are possible steps in the direction of virtual education to improve and strengthen the students' expertise and knowledge and with the particular intention to motivate students.
|Christian Kral received the diploma and doctoral degrees from the Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria, in 1997 and 1999, respectively. From 1997 to 2000, he was a Scientific Assistant in the Institute of Electrical Drives and Machines, Vienna University of Technology. Since 2001, he has been with the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH (the former Arsenal Research) in Vienna. From January 2002 until April 2003, he was a Visiting Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta. Dr. Kral is teaching electric machines and drives at the higher college of engineering "TGM" in Vienna and the university of applied research, "Technikum Wien" since 2013. His research interests include the modeling and simulation of electrical systems, machines and drives. He is a member of the Austrian Electrotechnical Association (OVE) and the Modelica Association. Dr. Kral published over 150 scientific papers and one book on Modelica and the object oriented modeling of electric machines.