All of the simulations performed for assignments should be completed using either Matlab or Octave. Matlab is available in the MAE CAE lab or you can obtain a student license and install it on your own computer. Octave is a free and open source clone of Matlab and is available for download at and thus can be installed on your own computer.

The CAE lab also has a program called 20-Sim, see, that provides an interface for constructing bond graphs graphically and automatically generating equations of motion code for simulation. We will not teach this software in the class but you may be interested in learning it on your own.