48531 Electromechanical Automation6cp; 2hpw (lecture); 2hpw (tutoria/laboratory)
Requisite(s): ((48520 Electronics and Circuits OR 48660 Dynamics and Control) AND 33230 Mathematics 2)
Fields of practice: Electrical Engineering major
The objectives of this subject are to consolidate fundamental knowledge of electric and magnetic fields; electric and magnetic circuits; how electric, magnetic and electromagnetic energy are interchanged; to model an electromechanical automation system using DC and AC motors and simulate its performance in open-loop and closed-loop control. Students also acquire skills in working with machines and equipment at normal mains supply voltage, in power instrumentation and control, PLCs and in experimental design and recording. Technical and theoretical content is expected to be acquired by students to the levels of 'know' (essential), 'familiar' (can solve problems if required) and 'aware' (have read/seen). Laboratory skills, ranging from electrical safety, measurements, design validation and experimental verification are an important focus of this subject.
Autumn session, City campus
Spring session, City campus
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