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Introduction to instrumentation and basic electronics; Laboratory experiments associated with ECE 2205A/B, as well as laboratory experiments in instrumentation and measurement; review of laboratory practice, health and safety issues, simulation software, data collecting methods; errors and their calculus; accuracy; averaging, signal conditioning, and data interpolation.
Introduces engineering design and structured design methods from the perspective of mechatronic systems that integrate mechanical, electrical and control technologies. Topics include the mechatronic design process, simple sensors and actuators, heat management, electronic communications and microcontroller-based software design.
Topics include: rectilinear, angular and curvilinear motion; kinetics of a particle, a translating rigid body and a rigid body in pure rotation; definitions of different energies and energy balance: power and efficiency; and linear impulse and momentum.
Introduction to a system level analysis of electrical circuits. The S-Plane and frequency response of circuits, frequency selective circuits, state variables, introduction to Fourier analysis, Fourier transform and Laplace transform techniques. Transfer functions and system functions.
An introduction to fluid mechanics and heat transfer. The fluid mechanics covers fluid properties, fluid statics including buoyancy and stability, one-dimensional fluid dynamics including conservation of mass and energy and losses in pipe networks. Heat transfer covers development of the general energy equation for three dimensions and steady-state conduction in one and two dimensions.
Fundamentals of shaping and strengthening materials used in mechatronics components. Material selection based on the composite properties of an application. Smart material fabrication and application to modern mechatronic devices.
In this course, students are introduced to advanced concepts in sensing and actuation for mechatronic systems, including both traditional sensors and actuators an introduction to advanced topics in micro electromechanical system (MEMS) sensing, and smart materials.
Overview of the fundamental principles related to the operation of DC and AC motors, the associated power electronic converters and drives. Emphasis will be placed on the design and integration of these devices into mechatronic systems.
Overview of the finite element method (FEM) and its use to solve general problems in 2-D and 3-D. Applications include structural mechanics, heat transfer, thermal stress, electromagnetism and radiation. Methods and applications of optimization in support of engineering design are also introduced.
This course investigates the stress analysis, design, and selection of various mechanical components typically employed in mechatronic systems. Topics include advanced solid modeling, failure theory, and the analysis and design of gearing, shafts, bearings and fasteners.
Displacement, velocity and acceleration analysis of linkage, mechanisms; inertia force analysis of mechanisms; balancing of reciprocating and rotating masses; introduction to vibration analysis of single-degree-of-freedom systems.
Introduces the basic principles and techniques involved in modeling, simulating and controlling rigid-link manipulators. Forward and inverse kinematics. Manipulator dynamics. Control of robot manipulators.
The aim of the course is to develop and practice the interdisciplinary skills required to solve open-ended engineering design problems from a mechatronics perspective. Students will experience all phases of the design process, including: problem definition, generation and evaluation of concepts, engineering analysis and testing, and preparation of design documentation. Project management and communications skills will also be emphasized. A faculty advisor will supervise project teams and an interdisciplinary committee comprised of Mechatronics program faculty members will assess project outcomes.