ME 310 - Kinematics
Four-bar linkages, Vector loop equations,
Position, Rate, and Acceleration analysis of Machines. MATLAB programming.
ME 311 - Mechanical
Modeling and simulation of mechanical systems.
Development of equations of motion and dynamic response characteristics. Fundamentals of classical controls
applications, including mathematical analysis and design of closed loop
control systems. Introduction to
computer interfacing for data acquisition and control. Laboratory exercises
for hands-on motion and control implementation
370 – Engineering Measurements
Fundamentals of design, selection, and
operation of components of measuring systems. Measurement processes, data
acquisition systems, analysis of data, and propagation of measurement
ME 410X - Mechatronic
Systems-An exciting new course developed by Dr. Luecke!
The fundamentals of sensor characterization,
signal conditioning, and motion control are coupled with the concept of
embedded computer control. Digital and
analog components used for interfacing with computer controlled systems. Mechanical system analysis,
combined with various control approaches.
Focus on automation of hydraulic actuation processes. Laboratory exercises provide hands-on
development of mechanical system.
This course provides the basic knowledge
required to understand and analyze mechanical systems. It provides the students with practice in
designing systems to accomplish desired objectives. This course provides open ended design
problems that require establishment of reasonable engineering assumptions and
realistic constraints. The laboratory
component teaches the students to work effectively in teams on problems that
cross content boundaries.
411 - Automatic Control
Modeling and simulation of mechanical,
electrical, fluid, and/or thermal systems. Development of equations of motion
and dynamic response characteristics in time and frequency domains.
Fundamentals of classical control applications, including mathematical
analysis and design for closed loop control systems. Introduction to computer
interfacing for simulation, data acquisition, and control. Laboratory
exercises for hands-on system investigation and control implementation..
415 – Mechanical Systems Design
Mechanical Engineering Capstone Design course.
Team approach to solving design problems involving mechanical systems. Teams
will use current design practices they will encounter in industry. Document
decisions concerning form and function, material specification, manufacturing
methods, safety, cost, and conformance with codes and standards. Solution
description includes oral and written reports. Projects often worked with
ME 418 - Mechanical
Considerations in Robotics
Three dimensional kinematics, dynamics, and control of robot manipulators,
hardware elements and sensors. Laboratory Experiments and demonstrations
using industrial robots.
ME 511 - Advanced
Application of control design methods using
continuous, discrete, and frequency-based models. Approaches include
classical, pole assignment, model reference, internal model, and adaptive
control methods. Mechanical design projects.
ME 513X - Advanced
Control of Robotic Systems – A great new technical course developed by Dr. Luecke!
An introduction to the fundamentals of dynamics and control for a variety
of robotic mechanisms. This course
develops control techniques for application to Multi-Input-Multi-Output
systems using linear, nonlinear, and adaptive approaches. Control is developed and implemented for
position, velocity, and force commands. Computer simulation is used for
dynamic analysis of robotic systems, and for the development and implementation
of various control schemes. Current
methods in the literature are examined and analyzed.