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System Analysis and Control (MEC 110)

Here are some of the topics that will be covered in this course:

  • Open-loop and feedback control

  • Laws governing mechanical, electrical, fluid, and thermal control components

  • Mathematical models of mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical and control devices

  • Block diagrams, transfer functions, the response of servomechanisms to typical input signals (step function, impulse, harmonic), frequency response, Bode diagram, stability analysis, and stability criteria

  • Improvement of system response by the introduction of simple elements in the control circuit

  • Regulation of physical process: proportional, integral, and derivative control

  • Theory of linear controller design

MEC 110

Electrical and Electronics Engineering (MEC 120)

Here are some of the topics that will be covered in this course:

  • Introduction to analogue and digital semiconductor devices

  • Transistor amplifiers and switches

  • Power semiconductor devices, rectifiers, dc power supplies and voltage regulation

  • Operational amplifiers and application circuits

  • Combinational and sequential digital logic circuits

  • A practical approach to electronic instrumentation, measurement systems and transducers

  • DC circuits, Single phase and polyphase circuits

  • Magnetic circuits and transformers (ideal and practical), DC machines: motors and generators

  • AC machines: induction motors, synchronous motors, and alternators

  • Power factor correction

MEC 120

Finite Element Analysis (MEC 130)

Here are some of the topics that will be covered in this course:​

  • Linear static analysis:

    • basic concepts

    • shape functions

    • bar and beam elements

    • direct and energy-based formulations

    • simple coordinate transformations

    • element assembly

    • boundary conditions

    • equation solution

  • Planar model formulations, work equivalent loads

  • Isoparametric element formulation:

    • Jacobian matrix

    • numerical integration

    • stress averaging

  • Modelling, common errors, convergence, and accuracy issues

  • Introductory 3D solids, solids of revolution, plates and shells

  • Thermal analysis:

    • matrix formulation

    • steady-state and transient response

  • Introductory nonlinear modelling and procedures:

    • simple material nonlinearity

    • stress stiffening

    • contact interfaces

MEC 130
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