Schedule


WeekTuesdayThursdaySection
DateLecture notesDateLecture notesSection tasks
11/8/2019Intro to class, schedule, syllabus, grading, sensors for measuring mechatronic systems1/10/2019DC motors. Modeling complex systems, simulation with ODE45, Euler, analyzing and validating modelsArduino programming, wiring up sensors and indicators, design studio safety overview. (EBU2-311)
21/15/2019Power transmission, gears, timing belts, etc1/17/2019Optimization of machine design based on measured parametersMotor driving, motor properties measurements. (EBU2-311)
31/22/2019Rotary motion in machines, bearings, etc1/24/2019Friction in mechanical assembliesBearing loading and modeling your motor assembly. (EBU2-311)
41/29/2019Handling imprecision in design, shaft couplers, belts, etc1/31/2019Fatigue analysisMachine shop project. (EBU2-B30)
52/5/2019Friction elements in machines2/7/2019Optimization challenge simulation discussionMachine shop project. (EBU2-B30)
62/12/2019Announce sponsored projects2/14/2019Give out team assignmentsMachine shop project. (EBU2-B30)
72/19/2019Midterm review2/21/2019MidtermMachine shop project. (EBU2-B30)
82/26/2019Mini lecture: Gears

Team meetings
2/28/2019Mini lecture: Fasteners

Team meetings
Machine shop project. (EBU2-B30)
93/5/2019Mini lecture: Spec sheets

Team meetings
3/7/2019Mini lecture: visual communication of data and information
Team meetings
Machine shop project. (EBU2-B30)
103/12/2019Mini lecture: Sourcing machine components, controllers, and electronics
Team meetings
3/14/2019Mini lecture: Succeeding in real world projects
Team meetings
Machine shop project. (EBU2-B30)

Final presentations: Thursday, 3/21/2019 3:00-6:00 --- Location TBA

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