Aims and Fit of Module
The module aims to develop an understanding of modeling methods on mechanical systems.
To introduce the essential principles governing the behavior of first and second order systems in the time and frequency domains, and the fundamental of feedback theory and its application on vibration control.
To develop practical skills in mechatronic systems design and carrying out and reporting upon simple experiments.
A. model dynamic systems and demonstrate knowledge of systems characteristics among mechanical, thermal, fluid, and electrical systems.
B. apply essential principles governing the behavior of first and second order systems in the time and frequency domains.
C. apply analytical methods to determine natural frequencies and mode shapes and understand the stability issues in mechanical systems.
D. design simple mechatronic systems to achieve the specified objectives on performance, cost, safety, environmental protection, etc.
Method of teaching and learning
The teaching philosophy of the module follows very much the philosophy of Syntegrative Education. This has meant that the teaching delivery pattern, which follows more intensive block teaching, allows more meaningful contribution from industry partners. This philosophy is carried through also in terms of assessment, with reduction on the use of exams and increase in coursework, especially problem-based assessments that are project focused. The delivery pattern provides space in the semester for students to concentrate on completing the assessments.
This module will be delivered through a combination of formal lectures, seminars and supervised laboratory sessions.
In-Class Test would be arranged in Week 8 that is used to assess students’ understanding on mechanical systems modelling and first/second order vibration systems, and Laboratory Report needs to be submitted in Week 14, which is related to the design and analysis of simple mechatronic systems.