450-4104/01 – Virtual Design of Cyber-physics Systems (VNKS)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Cybernetics and Biomedical EngineeringCredits4
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Jiří Koziorek, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Jiří Koziorek, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFEIIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
HER215 Ing. Radim Hercík, Ph.D.
KOZ47 prof. Ing. Jiří Koziorek, Ph.D.
MAC37 Ing. Zdeněk Macháček, Ph.D.
VAC0194 Ing. Alfons Václavík
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The goals of the subject described by a konwledge and competences: - To explain the needs, practical usability and cyber-physical systems virtual design benefits - To built the knowledge base and practice development of cyber-physical models - To go through particular phases of cyber-physical systems development including practical excercises - To apply gained knowledge and abilities for partial practical tasks fullfillment - Laboratory excercises schould comply with theory lectured and include defined experimental results.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Experimental work in labs


The digital twin is cybernetic form also known as virtual copy of the real physical system. It is possible to say every real system can be built in form of its virtual nodel. The design of digital twin model is usually started as the very beginning project phase. There is several direction of digital twin model utilisation. E.g. in the case of control system development testing existing digital twin gives possibility to start virtual commisioning much earlier than real HW technology is fully equipped and operating on the site. Digital twin can be also used as the template for particular production system designed. Digital twin in its virtual form does not disappear. It stays alive and as living part connected to the real physical system in the future.

Compulsory literature:

GILCHRIST, Alasdair. Industry 4.0: the industrial internet of things. New York, NY: Springer Science Business Media, [2016]. ISBN 978-1-4842-2046-7.

Recommended literature:

Siemens PLM Software Release Notes/ Tecnomatix Process Simulate on Teamcenter

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Verification of study results: During the semester, students will solve a practical project on a chosen topic. The solution process will be continuously checked by the teacher. Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes: Course-unit credit requirements: Demonstration of the functionality and execution of the subject of the project, submission of the report and presentation of the results of the solution. The subject is finished by a final written exam.


Other requirements

Obligatory attendance at laboratory trainings and work on project solving according to the schedule.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Lectures 1. Introduction of cyber-physical system design 2. Introduction of the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) 3. Process and concept of digital cyber-physical model development 4. Risk analysis and analysis of basic approaches of functional safety 5. History of virtual and digital twins 6. Analysis of available products for digitization 7. Virtual commissioning tools 8. Software platforms for creating virtual and digital twins 9. CAD models for virtual and digital twins 10. Basic functions and operations of virtual and digital twins 11. Use and application of API functions within simulations 12. Sensors and connection of PLC and robotic arm with software tools 13. Virtual reality used in industrial automation 14. Documentation and presentation of the cyber-physical system to the customer Exercises 1. Design and concept of cyber-physical systems 2. Basics of Tecnomatix Process Simulate software tool 3. Creating kinematics of automated system processes in Tecnomatix Process Simulate 4. Sensor simulation in Tecnomatix Process Simulate 5. Generation of robotic operations in Tecnomatix Process Simulate 6. Creation of control system for digital twin in Tecnomatix Process Simulate 7. Basics of Visual Components software tool 8. Creating kinematics of automated system processes in Visual Components 9. Simulation of sensors, simulation of robotic operations in Visual Components 10. Creation of control system for digital twin in Visual Components 11. Use and application of API functions within simulations 12. Virtual commissioning in the system (Tecnomatix Process Simulate, Visual Components) 13. Virtual commissioning in the system (SIMIT) 14. Assignment presentation of the developed program

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 40  10
        Examination Examination 60  20 3
Mandatory attendence participation: Participation on laboratory training is obligatory. Students will realize 1 complex program within the term.

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Conditions for subject completion and attendance at the exercises within ISP: Completion of all mandatory tasks within individually agreed deadlines.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2024/2025 (N0688A140014) Industry 4.0 PKS P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2023/2024 (N0688A140014) Industry 4.0 PKS P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2022/2023 (N0688A140014) Industry 4.0 PKS P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2021/2022 (N0688A140014) Industry 4.0 PKS P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (N0688A140014) Industry 4.0 PKS P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (N0688A140014) Industry 4.0 PKS P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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Assessment of instruction

2023/2024 Summer
2021/2022 Summer
2020/2021 Summer