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Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET)

MET 454 Automatic Controls (3) An introduction to basic automatic control theory, practical applications of automatic controls to typical industrial machinery, HVAC equipment, etc.

MET 454 Automatic Controls (3)

This course is intended for mechanical engineering technology students. It provides the student with a spectrum of knowledge about process controls and control systems. The course will cover some of the theoretical and practical concepts that underline the analysis and response of linear control systems. A brief coverage of industrial and electronic components used in modern control engineering is also necessary. Examples include microprocessors, Operational amplifiers, Solid state switches, relays, filters, PLC’s, motors, etc. Principles of closed-loop control systems and stability analysis using the Laplace transform are also discussed. Laboratory demonstration on PLC’s and the use of computer simulation for modeling control systems are available.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: E MCH 212 orET 321 orMET 206 andMET 321

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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