Mechatronic Systems

Description

This course provides an introduction to mechatronic systems and develops tools that are fundamental for analysis and design of such systems. The tools presented in the course use energy as a key element to develop modelling skills that can transcend across physical domains and engineering specializations. The course also introduces measurement systems and working principles of sensors and actuators used in mechanical and mechatronics systems.

Availability

UoN Singapore

  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Formulate mathematical models of basic engineering systems with components from different physical domains (mechanical, electrical, hydraulic)

2. Build computational models based on block diagrams and state-space equations

3. Do numerical simulations of time-domain response of dynamic systems

4. Relate the time response of linear time-invariant systems to model structure and parameters

5. Relate the frequency response of linear systems to transfer functions and system time response to sinusoidal excitation

6. Analyse of stability of equilibrium points of nonlinear systems via linearisation

7. Describe the characteristics of different ODE solvers used in simulators

8. Describe and model the characteristics of measurement systems

9. Describe the working principles of common sensors, power transducers, and actuators used in mechanical and mechatronic systems.

10. Conduct a sensor calibration from experimental data

Content

  • Introduction to mechatronic systems
  • Energy-based modelling of engineering systems in different physical domains
  • From energy-based to computational models and computer simulation
  • Analysis of linear systems using transforms
  • Power transducers and actuators
  • Measurement systems and working principles of mechatronic sensors

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): ELEC2131. Students who have successfully completed ELEC2131 are not eligible to enrol in MCHA2000.

Assumed Knowledge

ELEC1300 Electrical Engineering 1 GENG1003 Introduction to Procedural Programming MATH1110 Mathematics 1 MATH1120 Mathematics 2 PHYS1205 Integrated Physics MATH2310 Calculus of Science and Engineering MECH2420 Engineering Mechanics

Assessment Items

Quiz: Quiz 1 *

Quiz: Quiz 2 *

Quiz: Quiz 3 *

Formal Examination: Formal Examination

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Quiz: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course. - Students required to achieve a minimum grade of 50%
  • Quiz: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course. - Students required to achieve a minimum grade of 50%
  • Quiz: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course. - Students required to achieve a minimum grade of 50%

Contact Hours

Laboratory

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 5 Weeks

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Students enrolled in the part-time evening programme at UoN Singapore will receive equivalent instruction delivered in a block mode of 7 teaching weeks

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 6 Weeks