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1.1.1 ME 363 Automatic Control I
This is an introductory course in control of systems composing of mechanical, electrical, thermal and fluid elements. General analytical and design tools for physical systems are developed. Topics include basic terminologies in control, types of control systems, system representation and analysis, and computer simulation. Topics explored include:
Fundamentals: Basic terminologies in Automatic Control, Open and Closed Loop Control Systems, Feedback System, History of Control System Development, Application of Automatic Control, Feedback and Feedfoward Control. System Representation: Signal Flow Graph, Block Diagrams. System Analysis: Laplace Transformation, Inverse Laplace Transformation, Transient response, Performance Indices, Stability Criterion (Routh Criterion). Components of Control Systems: Electrical, Hydraulic and Pneumatic, Mechanical and Thermal Components. System Simulation: electromechanical analogies and analogue computers
1.1.2 ME 463 Automatic Control II
This course gives a practical treatment of control of engineering systems composed of mechanical, electrical, thermal and fluid elements. General analytical and design tools for physical systems are developed.
Review of basic concepts and mathematical techniques used in Control Engineering. State-space representation of control systems. Frequency response methods. Stability analysis: Nyquist criterion. Controllability for a system of multiple inputs ,Root-locus System design. Nyquist, Bode and other plots. Gain and Phase margins, proportional control, compensator design Control system design and design specifications. Performance improvement and compensation.
1.1.3 ME 483 Mechatronics
This is an interdisciplinary course which involves mechanical, thermal, electrical and electronics engineering, programming and controls. Topics explored include mechatronics systems control, sensors and actuators, analog and digital control, integration of sensors, actuators and microcomputers including programmable logic controllers, design and programming of microcontroller.
1.1.4 ME 464 Instrumentation
Introduction to instrumentation. Instrument types and their performance characteristics. Analyses of systematic and random errors during measurement processes. Temperature measuring devices: liquid-in-glass thermometers, thermocouples, varying resistance methods, thermistors and optical pyrometers. Pressure measuring devices: Bourden tubes and manometers. Force and Torque measuring devices: strain gauge methods, load cells and dynamometers. Flow measurements: Bernoulli’s theorem, orifice plate and venture tube. Signal conditioning and recording.