MEC3105 : Mechatronic Systems
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Michael Lau
- Lecturer: Dr Edwin Foo
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Singapore
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||15|
The module aims to introduce students to mechatronics systems and to equip them with the fundamental knowledge to understand, design and implement the control of typical mechatronics systems involving servomotors and feedbacks.
Outline Of Syllabus
(1) Introduction to mechatronic systems, control concepts and mathematical modeling using transfer functions and block diagrams; effects of system zeros and poles on system responses
(2) Standard signals and system responses: step, ramp and sinusoidal inputs;
(3) First and second order systems transient and steady state responses:
(4) Frequency Response: Bode plots and stability margins
(5) Controller types and design: Proportional, Integral and Derivative modes, and design of PID, and discrete PID control algorithms (position and velocity algorithms)
(6) Embedded systems: controller, real time requirement, sampling issues
(7) Case Study: motion control systems in machine tools and robotics as examples of mechatronics systems; regulation and trajectory tracking
(8) Simulink exercise
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:00||2:00||End of Semester examination.|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||14:00||14:00||Target non-timetable hours to complete coursework assignment submission|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||20||0:30||10:00||Recommended revision for exams, assuming prior regular independent study throughout teaching|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||12||2:00||24:00||Structured presentation of syllabus may include skills demonstration, formative feedback, etc|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||2||5:00||10:00||Extended activity (lab) to apply taught material, develop professional skills. (Design assignment)|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||5||2:00||10:00||Problem classes (“tutorials”) to support independent study and reinforce skills practise|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||80:00||80:00||Recommended regular personal study throughout teaching period to follow up taught classes|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures convey the underlying engineering science and the approaches required to apply this to the discipline-specific problems identified.
Tutorials support the students' self-study in reading around the lecture material and learning to solve the practical engineering problems posed by the Tutorial Questions.
Practical work enables students to obtain hands-on experience in analysing and designing real engineering problems using hardware and software tools.
The design assignment ensures the students are able to apply their learning.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Practical/lab report||1||M||10||Report and assessments x2, equally weighted|
|Report||1||M||20||Case study and simulink exercise. Report and Assessment. Maximum 14 hours.|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
(1) The examination provides an appropriate way to assess both theoretical understanding and practical problem solving skills under time constraint as required in industry.
(2) The case study and Simulink assignment enables more realistic engineering problems to be set and also assesses data acquisition and software skills, using a group approach.