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Teaching:

Prof. Farid is involved in the teaching of several undergraduate and graduate courses at the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College.
Courses Taught at the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College:
ENGS 22 - System (Fall Term):

The student is introduced to the techniques of modeling and analyzing lumped systems of a variety of types, including electrical, mechanical, reacting, fluid, and thermal systems. System input will be related to output through ordinary differential equations, which will be solved by analytical and numerical tech- niques. Systems concepts such as time constant, natural frequency, and damping factor are introduced. The course includes computer and laboratory exercises to enhance the students’ understanding of the principles of lumped systems. Students will develop the ability to write MATLAB code.
ENGS 199 - Model Based Systems Engineering, Analysis & Simulation (Winter Term):

This course is designed to introduce students to the world of model-based systems engineering. Systems Engineering is an interdisciplinary field of engineering and engineering management that enables the realization of successful complex systems over their life-cycles. Systems Engineering integrates multiple disciplines and specialty groups into a team effort forming a structured development process that proceeds from concept to production to operation to obsolescence. Systems Engineering considers the technical, social, and business needs of all stakeholders with the goal of realizing a successful system. At its core, systems engineering utilizes systems thinking principles to organize this body of knowledge.

This course will prepare students to engineer, analyze, and simulate complex systems. Such systems are characterized by a high level of heterogeneity and a large number of components. They will appreciate the physical, informatic, social and economic aspects of such systems. They will use systems thinking concepts and abstractions to manage complexity. They will learn to use model-based systems engineering techniques to model a system's form, function, and concept. They will analyze the structure of these systems using graph-theoretic approaches. Finally, they will learn to simulate social, technical, and economic systems with continuous-time and discrete-event dynamics. The systems engineering skills developed over the course are applicable to a broad range of disciplinary applications.
ENGS 175 - Energy Systems (Spring Term):

This course presents a systems approach to the transformation, transportation and consumption of energy as full supply chains. Throughout the course, an emphasis will be placed on the spatio-temporal characteristics of energy systems. Consequently, students will gain an appreciation for the design, planning, and especially operation of energy systems. These aspects will be discussed from technical, economic, and policy perspectives. Students will also learn to formulate and solve many classical energy systems optimization problems. The course will specifically address interactions with the environmental context and other built infrastructure systems as energy systems transition from a resource stock to a resource income economy. Deeper treatment will be given to systems solutions in the electric power system, the energy demand side, and the complementary role of natural gas.
Courses Taught at the Masdar Institute of Science & Technology

  • ESM 501 - System Architecture: As one of the first stages of system design, analysis, and engineering. Emphasis is placed on engineering systems which include technical, economic and social aspects.
  • ESM 616 - Techno-Economic Analyses in Power Systems Operation: As a collection of modeling, simulation and optimization tools relevant to the technical reliability and cost efficiency of modern power systems. Emphasis is placed on the integration of renewables, demand side management, smart grid technologies, electric vehicles and water infrastructure.
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