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# Mechanical Course

## 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