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MECH8014 - Mechatronics System Design

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Title:Mechatronics System Design
Long Title:Mechatronics System Design
Module Code:MECH8014
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Mechanical Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 5 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: GER KELLY
Module Author: Andrew Cashman
Module Description: Mechatronics is a synergistic combination of mechanical and electrical engineering, computer science, and information technology. This module combines the core aspects of mechatronics (system modeling, simulation, sensors, actuation, real-time computer interfacing, and control) with practical industrial applications.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Summarise how mechatronics integrates knowledge from different disciplines in order to realise engineering and consumer products that are useful in everyday life.
LO2 Design static and dynamic boolean logic systems using combinational, synchronous and asynchronous sequential logic.
LO3 Outline the operation of the fundamental elements of microprocessor systems.
LO4 Select appropriate transducer signal conditioning and devices for data conversion including operational amplifiers for analogue signal processing.
LO5 Select suitable actuators and sensors and integrate them with microcontrollers to develop a mechatronics system
LO6 Select appropriate transducer signal conditioning and devices for data conversion including operational amplifiers for analog signal processing.
Pre-requisite learning
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
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Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Introduction to Digital Circuits
Digital representations, combinational logic, timing diagrams, Boolean algebra, design of logic networks, integrated circuits.
Digital Circuits (Sequential Logic)
Applications of flip-flops, flip-flop design, sequential logic design, finite state machine application and design, Moore and Mealy methods
Analog Signal Processing Using Operational Amplifiers
Operational amplifiers, ideal model for the operational amplifier, inverting amplifier, non-inverting amplifier, summing amplifier, difference amplifier, instrumentation amplifier, integrator, differentiator, sample and hold circuit, comparator.
Microcontroller Programming and Interfacing
Microprocessors and Microcomputers, Microcontrollers, programming and debugging, interfacing common microcontroller peripherals, serial communication.
Data Acquisition and Control
Quantizing theory, analog-to-digital conversion. digital-to-analog conversion, data acquisition and control, aliasing
Sensors and Actuators
Position and speed, strain, temperature, vibration and acceleration, pressure, flow measurement, solenoids and relays, motor types and selection, pneumatic and hydraulic actuators
Mechatronic Systems — Control Architectures and Case Studies
Programming and configuration of microprocessors using microcontroller development boards, microprocessor circuit prototyping using breadboards and various electronic system components.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Individual digital/analog signal processing assignment 1,2,4 10.0 Week 8
Project Mechatronic system design group project 1,3,4,5 30.0 Sem End
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 2,3,4 60.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Formal lecture 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Microcontroller programming and interfacing 2.0 Every Second Week 1.00
Lab Digital circuit design/analog signal processing 2.0 Every Second Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self directed learning 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 9.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Formal lecture 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Microcontroller programming and interfacing 2.0 Every Second Week 1.00
Lab Digital circuit design/Analog signal processing 2.0 Every Second Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self directed learning 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 9.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Godfrey C. Onwubolu 2005, Mechatronics: Principles and Applications, Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann [ISBN: 0750663790]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Sabri Cetinkunt 2015, Mechatronics with Experiments, 2nd Ed., Wiley [ISBN: 978-1-118-802]
  • William Bolton, 2011, Mechatronics, 4th Ed. [ISBN: 978-0-273-74286-9]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
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CR_EMECH_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering 7 Mandatory
CR_ESENT_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Sustainable Energy Engineering 7 Elective
CR_EMESY_8 Certificate in Mechanical Engineering Systems 2 Elective
CR_EPRDD_8 Certificate in Product Design and Development 2 Elective

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