ME 413: System Dynamics and Control 3/220 Laboratory Manual
Preface to the Second Edition
Developing the ME 413 laboratory content to meet the following requirements:1.
Optimize the utilization of existing equipments and facilities to enhancestudent learning of lecture materials.2.
Synchronize laboratory assignments with lecture topics.Toward the first objective, the following tasks were undertaken:
The status of the existing equipment was assessed. Since most of theequipment were left idle for a prolonged period of time, the power circuitswere the most frequent failure (Signal Analyzer, Vibration meters,Stroboscope, Chart Recorder, The Ball and Beam Apparatus, etc.).
Initialize the maintenance of the equipment. This also entailed orderingseveral missing parts from the agents. Some broken or badly corroded shaftswere also ordered from the M. E. workshop.
Assembly and setup of the five apparatus (Simple Harmonic Oscillator,Torsional Oscillator, Temperature Controller, Coupled Tanks, ServoController).
Calibration and operation of the experimental setups. In some of the setups,e.g., CE105, CE110, selected experiments were chosen and performed.Toward the second objective, changes are proposed for the lecture sequence andlaboratory content. Table 1 shows the proposed course plan along with thelaboratory assignment. The Laboratory assignment is composed of severallaboratory sessions. The main content of Session is shown in Table 2. The details ofthe sessions are given in the next part.
Dr. Faleh Al-SuleimanMechanical Engineering Department July 2002