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West Virginia University MAE 211 Mechatronics Spring 2014 Lecture: ESB G39 T,R 08:00 ~ 09:15 Lab: ESB G22 T,W,Th 14:00 ~ 17:00; W 09:00 ~ 12:00 OBJECTIVES: The course objectives are: 1) to introduce students to the use of Solid Works as a tool for mechanical design; 2) to introduce students to the specification and application of electro-mechanical actuators and power transmission components; 3) to introduce students to the design and construction of systems containing mechanical, electrical and electronic components; 4) to introduce students to the design and implementation of simple data acquisition and control systems 5) to strengthen and expand students’ ability to program computers using Matlab™. INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Larry Banta 547 Engineering Science Bldg Phone: 304-293-3375 E-mail: [email protected] OFFICE HOURS: I will try to keep regular office hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 09:30-11:00, and will generally be in the office after the labs on T,W,R. I am also happy to see you for individual help. You can also make an appointment to see me by email or by talking to me before or after class. TEXT: There is no required text for this course, however you may find the following reference useful: SolidWorks for Designers, Sham Tickoo, 2011, ISBN: 978-1932709896. COURSE CONTENT: Mechatronics design refers to the design of systems using a combination of mechanical engineering, electronic and electrical engineering, control theory, sensor and actuator technology, and computer science. It is the way the world works in the 21st century. We now have electric motors that are smaller than the period at the end of this sentence (Really!!). Microprocessors run everything from your MP3 player to the airbags in your car to your Mr. Coffee. To prepare you for designing the newest and coolest stuff, we have created this course, which looks at some basic design problems that mechanical engineers face every day, and shows you how to solve them using modern, mechatronic methods. In this class you will design gear trains and power transmission systems, and will couple them to optical encoders and a microcontroller for position and speed control. You will learn about a variety of sensors useful in robotics, manufacturing, the automotive, aerospace industries, and medicine among others. You will learn how to connect sensors and actuators to a microcontroller and how to write control programs to make good things happen. LEARNING OUTCOMES: This is your first real Mechanical Engineering design course, although you may have done some team design projects in Engr 101-2. By the end of this course you should know how to: • Model and design simple mechanical objects using SolidWorks. Page 1 of 3• Specify and use basic mechanical design elements, such as gears, belts, bearings, lead screws and others mechanisms at the level of functionality and application. • Read and generate simple wiring schematics, and how to construct circuits using standard industrial components. • Use Matlab to perform data acquisition and control functions, how to set up logic-based sequential control algorithms and simple single-loop feedback control programs. • Specify and use common electro-mechanical sensors and actuators, including DC motors, stepper motors, relays, solenoid valves, optical encoders, proximity sensors, temperature sensors and micro-switches. GRADING POLICY: Quizzes and Homework 25% Class Exams 50% Comprehensive Final 25% Letter grades are typically assigned with respect to total percentages earned based upon the standard university policy described in the catalog. (100% – 90%: A, 80% - 89%: B, 70% - 79%: C, 60% - 69%: D, <60%: F) Quizzes: Most lab sessions will include a short quiz to be taken at the beginning of the lab. The quizzes will cover material from the lab you have just completed, plus material from the lecture portion of the course. Exams: There will be two midterm exams and a final exam. The final exam will cover material from the whole course, including labs. If you must miss an exam, you must inform the instructor BEFORE the scheduled start of the exam. Failure to do so will result in denial of the opportunity to make up the exam. Homeworks: Homework may take the form of a SolidWorks design, a lab writeup/report or more conventional computational problems assigned for practice and preparation for exams. Lab Reports: Lab reports will not be required for every lab this semester, but will be replaced in part by the lab quizzes. A few of the most appropriate labs will require a lab report as an exercise in formal scientific communication, and those reports will be graded as “homework” and will be averaged into your final grade with the quizzes and conventional homework assignments. LAB ATTENDANCE: Lab Attendance: There will be one lab per week at the beginning of the semester, giving way to projects later in the semester. Attendance for all labs is mandatory. Most labs will have a quiz at the end of the lab period over the material covered either in class or in the lab you have just completed. If you miss a lab you must make it up. This can be done either during one of the other lab sections or during “off hours” by making arrangements with one of the TAs. LAB SAFETY: At the beginning of the semester you will be given electronically a lab safety manual and will be required to learn proper safety procedures and practices. You must take a quiz over the material and you must score 100% on the quiz. You will have four attempts to complete the quiz with a score of 100%. Failure to pass the quiz will result in dismissal from the class. Page 2 of 3STUDENT OBLIGATIONS: Un-excused absences from tests or labs and failure to attend required lectures may result in failing grades. It is your responsibility to keep abreast of class procedural announcements, obtain handouts, etc. ACADEMIC HONESTY: The highest level of academic honesty is expected of all WVU students. While cooperation is encouraged on lab reports, collaboration or copying will not be tolerated on quizzes or exams. Cheating on exams or quizzes will result in a grade of ‘F’ for the assignment on the first instance. If you are caught cheating a second time, you will receive a grade of ‘UF’ for the course. Don’t assume that I can’t catch cheating--I will be vigilant and I will prosecute it if I detect it. Please see the Student


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