June 26, 2011
June 26, 2011
June 29, 2011
22.1056.1 - 22.1056.4
Mechatronics for Non-Electrical EngineersAbstractMechatronics, or Systems Control, is a very valuable topic for students planning on proceedinginto manufacturing, processing, or machine design. The use of mechatronics in industry involvesthe combination of mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, and electrical devices working together tocontrol a system, i.e. automation. Although some educational institutions do offer Mechatronicsas part of the curriculum, often it is most often a course for the electrical engineering majors.Since the use of automation involves other devices than electrical components, we developed acourse for the mechanical engineering technology (MET) students. These students haveprevious courses in machine design, production design, fluids (pneumatic/hydraulic), and basicelectrical circuits. This paper discusses the issues and methods of creating the course for non-electrical engineering students, having limited or basic electrical knowledge, which would beboth beneficial for the students and industry.
Lobaugh, M., & Edwards, R. (2011, June), Mechatronics for Non-Electrical Engineers Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. https://peer.asee.org/18337
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