What is MATLAB for mechanical engineers

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Matlab is a software system for numerical and analytical mathematics. For example, it is very common for applications in the field of control engineering. Matlab is available to its students free of charge through a framework agreement from TUM. The access data for the campus license can be found at the TUM computer operating group at matlab.rbg.tum.de.

The following free alternatives to parts of Matlab are very useful for some purposes:

Stud | Lab

The student group Stud | Lab deals with Matlab / Simulink. We also offer introductions and short tutorials, as well as assistance for newbies.
We have a direct line to MathWorks Germany and can put you there in the event of more difficult problems.

Our meetings are intended as interactive “self-help groups”. You come with a problem, present it and everyone tries to find a solution together. You are also welcome to sit in and simply program in our office hours. Then you can ask questions directly.

Office hours during the lecture period:Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.via zoom https://tum-conf.zoom.us/j/98135898225 (PW: 134841)

Due to the ongoing corona pandemic, however, we are also forced to limit our offer in the coming summer semester. Unfortunately there will be no MATLAB workshops & consultation hours until further notice.

Despite Corona, we are currently working intensively on an alternative digital program. Specifically, we intend to introduce you to several exciting software and hardware projects. Articles on the following topics are planned so far:

  • AI & machine learning
  • Finite element method
  • Solving systems of differential equations in practice
  • Hardware applications using Arduino & Simulink

We will be doing each of these projects on both the newly created MATLAB community (https://mathworks.force.com/MATLABAmbassadorCommunity/s/)Platform as well as on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/studlab) and document it in detail. The aim here is to make programming fun and the corresponding (highly relevant!) Areas of application.


You can also reach us at matlabfsmb.mw.tum.de.

MATLAB Community: https://mathworks.force.com/MATLABAmbassadorCommunity/s/ (TUM Group)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/studlab