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2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
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ME 433 - Electromechanical Systems

3 lecture hours 2 lab hours 4 credits
Course Description
This course extends the concepts of feedback control to the design and realization of electromechanical systems. Topics will include modeling, simulation, and implementation of digital control algorithms. The course includes an electromechanical systems design project. (prereq: ME 431 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Develop mathematical models of electromechnical components and systems
  • Evaluate and select sensors and electrical circuit components
  • Formulate and evaluate analog and digital controllers
  • Specify and evaluate state feedback algorithms
  • Design an electromechanical system to achieve specified performance objective
  • Determine component and system-wide frequency response characteristics
  • Develop frequency response design tools

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Laplace transforms
  • Feedback control systems
  • Numerical methods

Course Topics
  • DC motor modeling
  • Analog component selection
  • Z-transforms
  • Difference equations
  • State feedback
  • Digital system effects

Laboratory Topics
  • Electric motor characteristics
  • Discrete equivalent PID controller implementation
  • Electromechanical design and simulation

Dr. Daniel Williams

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