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Combining Course Flipping and a Low-Cost Experiment to Teach Frequency Response

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2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Salt Lake City, Utah

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June 23, 2018

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June 23, 2018

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July 27, 2018

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Mechanical Engineering Division Technical Session 5

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Mechanical Engineering

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Ryan W Krauss Grand Valley State University

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Dr. Krauss received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Georgia Tech in 2006. His research interests include modeling and control design for flexible robots, feedback control, and microcontroller-based implementation of feedback control systems. In addition to the freshmen introduction to engineering design course, he has taught courses in mechatronics, controls, vibrations, dynamics and robotics as well as senior design.

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This work-in-progress paper investigates the effectiveness of a course module on frequency response/Bode plots in a junior-level dynamic systems and control course. The module includes flipped lectures, a random Bode problem generator, and an experiment using a 3D printed beam. The effectiveness of the module is assessed through pre and post surveys, student comments on the course evaluations, and by comparing scores on a specific final exam question between two offerings of the course.

Krauss, R. W. (2018, June), Combining Course Flipping and a Low-Cost Experiment to Teach Frequency Response Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--30202

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