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Mechanical Engineering (M E)

M E 355 Dynamic Systems Laboratory (1) Experimental investigation of simple position, velocity, and temperature control systems with analog and digital controllers.

M E 355 Dynamic Systems Laboratory (1)

The objective of the Dynamic Systems Laboratory is to enable students to experimentally investigate the calibration, response characteristics, modeling, and control of mechanical and fluid systems.

This course is intended to allow students to develop some hands-on experience and working knowledge of basic dynamic and control systems. Specifically, to

1. Identify the actuators, sensors, plants, and controllers of physical control systems.
2. Calibrate encoders, temperature, laser displacement, and flow sensors.
3. Measure steady state, step, and frequency response of thermal, fluid, and mechanical systems.
4. Compare simulation and experimental results to validate theoretical model.
5. Design PID controllers for thermal, fluid, and mechanical systems.
6. Implement and test PID controllers for thermal, fluid, and mechanical systems.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: M E 345 ; Prerequisite or concurrent:M E 450

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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