MECH ENG 2019 - Dynamics and Control I
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2015
General Course Information
Course Code MECH ENG 2019 Course Dynamics and Control I Coordinating Unit School of Mechanical Engineering Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 4 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Incompatible MECH ENG 3028 Dynamics & Control II Assumed Knowledge MECH ENG 1007, APP MTH 2201 & ELEC ENG 1009 Restrictions Available to all programs offered by the School of Mechanical Engineering. Course Description Students will be introduced to various applications of feedback control systems and develop fundamentals associated with modelling, analysis, design and simulation of automatic control systems. This course also aims to introduce the basic concepts of machine dynamics and their engineering applications, and deals with the analysis, kinematic design and application of a variety of mechanisms.
Course Coordinator: Professor Anthony Zander
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Course Learning Outcomes
On completion of the course, students should:
1 Have a good understanding of the principles of machine dynamics. 2 Be able to determine the mobility of planar mechanisms. 3 Be able to apply vector analysis to planar mechanisms to quantify the displacement, velocity and acceleration of the mechanism components. 4 Understand and be able to apply the concept of velocity and acceleration images. 5 Be competent in applying kinematic design fundamentals for cam and follower mechanisms. 6 Be competent in the kinematic analysis and design of gears and simple, compound, reverted and epicyclical gear trains. 7 Understand the concept of inertia forces and its application to kinematic analysis of mechanisms. 8 Understand and be able to apply the principles of static and dynamic balancing for rotating and reciprocating systems. 9 Have a good understanding of the feedback control theory. 10 Be able to model, analyse, design and simulate automatic control systems in the time domain and frequency domain. 11 Be able to apply the methods of block diagram, root locus, Bode plot, Ruth array, and feedback control theory to analyse and design automatic control systems.
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This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1-11 The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 1-11 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 1-11 A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 1-11 A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 1-11
Course notes – these are essential and required.
1. Dorf, R.C. and Bishop, R.H., Modern Control Systems, Prentice Hall or Nise, N., Control Systems Engineering, 6th Ed, Wiley.
2. Mabie, H.H. and Reinholtz, C.F., 1987, Mechanisms and Dynamics of Machinery, Fourth Edition, Wiley and Sons.
Online LearningLectures complemented by online resources available on MyUni, including lecture recordings.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching Modes
Lectures supported by problem-solving tutorials and practicals developing material covered in lectures.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
The required time commitment is 48 hours attendance at lectures, 48 hours of revising course material, 48 hours completing assignments, and 40 hours preparing and completing practical reports.
Learning Activities Summary
Velocity and acceleration in mechanisms/linkages (7 lectures + 1.5 tutorials)
Cam and follower motion (4 lectures + 0.5 tutorial)
Kinematics and dynamics of gears (2 lectures + 0.5 tutorial)
Gear trains (2 lectures + 0.5 tutorial)
Force analysis of plane mechanisms (2 lectures)
Balancing of rotating masses (2 lectures)
Balancing of reciprocating masses (2 lectures)
Modelling in the Frequency Domain (2 lectures)
Laplace Transforms (2 lectures)
Transfer Function and Block Diagrams (2 lectures + 1 tutorial)
Time Response (2 lectures)
Performance Specifications (2 lectures)
Steady-state Errors (2 lectures + 1 tutorial)
System Stability (2 lectures)
Root locus Techniques (2 lectures)
Compensator Design via Root Locus (2 lectures + 1 tutorial)
Frequency Response Methods (2 lectures+ 1 tutorial)
Specific Course Requirements
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All assessment tasks are summative. There are two equally weighted components of the course. For the Machine Dynamics component there are 3 assignments worth a total of 20% of the assessment and an open book exam worth 70%. In addition, there is a practical report worth 10%. For the Auto Control component there are 3 assignments worth a total of 20% of the assessment and an open book exam worth 70%. In addition, there are 2 practical reports worth a total of 10%. All assignments are due by 5pm on the due date.
Assessment Related RequirementsNote that the laboratory experiments are compulsory and it is a requirement to pass the laboratory experiments to pass the course.
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Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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