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Mechatronics basic course 1 KTH, Machine Design, Mechatronics Lab

CoursepmMechatronicsbasiccourse
Coursedata
Coursecode:MF2030
Credits:6
Level:2
nd
cycle
Thiscourseinstance
Instance:Fallsemester2014,period1
Coursestart:Tuesday,September2,08:1510:00,inlectureroomB1
Homepage:https://www.kth.se/social/course/MF2030/
Peopleinvolved
Lecturer:JanWikander(jan@md.kth.se)
Assistants:MohammadSadiq(mohsad@kth.se),ErikHane(ehane@kth.se)andBahaAlhajHasan
(bahasan@kth.se).
Administrativeissues:VickiDerbyshire(vickid@kth.se).
Studentoffice
StudentofficefortheDepartmentsofMachineDesign,EnergytechnologyandProductionEngineering.
Address:Brinellvgen68
Phone087908200andemailexpnord@itm.kth.se.
Schedule
Thescheduleisfoundonthecoursehomepage:www.kth.se/social/course/MF2030/
Prerequisites
Firstlevelcourse(s)inmath,mechanics,electricalengineering,automaticcontrolandprogramming.
Courseobjectives
Thecoursegivesanoverviewofthebasicsofmechatronicsystemsandproductsincludingthe
componentsandcharacteristicstypicalforsuchsystems.Thecourseintroducesamechatronicsdesign
procedureandprovidesinsightintobothadvantagesanddifficultiesofmechatronicsdesign.Theoverall
aimisthatthestudentsinrelevantsubsequentcourseswillapplythisdesignprocedureandina
stepwisemannerdeepentheirproficiencyinusingit.Aftercompletionofthecoursethestudents
shouldbeableto:
1. Describethebasicbuildingblocksofmechatronicsystems(e.g.hardware,software,
communication,interfacing,sensing,controlandactuation).
2. Discussifamechatronicdesignmightbefeasibleasasolutiontoagivenfunctionalproblem
formulation.
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3. Sketchsuchatechnicalsolutionandselectcomponenttypes.
4. Identifycriticalproblems/designissuesandsuggestfeasiblemethodsandtoolstosolvethose.
5. Beabletosummarize,andonsmallerproblemsapplyadevelopmentmodelformechatronic
productdevelopment.
6. Model,simulateandsynthesize(butnotrealize)smallermechatronicsystemsandproducts.
Courselayout
Thecourseisbasedon10twohourlectures,7threehourguidedexercises,aquitesubstantialhandin
assignment(groupwork),andselectedpartsofaratherextensivecoursebook.
Lectures
Thelecturesreflectthemaincoursecontentandaresupportedbyclearlyspecifiedpartsofthecourse
textbookandlecturenotes(slidecopies).
Guidedexercises
Duringtheexercisesthestudentsareworkingwith:
Tutorialstolearnthetoolsusedinthecourse
Thehandinassignment
TheguidedexercisestakeplaceprimarilyintheMechatronicsLabs(vonNeumannandWenstrm),
Brinellvgen83,1
st
floor(onelevelup).Assistantsarepresenttohelpoutandguidewhennecessary.
Handinassignment
Thehandinassignmentconsistsofaratherlargeprojectwithasetoftaskstobesolvedthrough
teamworkingroupsofthreestudents.
Literature
Janschek,Klaus,MechatronicSystemsDesignMethods,Models,Concepts,1stEdition.,2012,
XXI,805p.,SpringerScience,ISBN:9783642175305(Print)9783642175312(Online)
(specifiedpartsofthebookareused).
Handedoutmaterial:lecturenotes,tutorials,assignment,etc.
Note!ThankstothefactthatKTHsubscribestoSpringerebooks,studentscanbuythebookasaprint
ondemandMyBookversionatafairpriceordownloadpdffileschapterbychapterforfree.
Howtogetthebook:YougetaccesstothebookviatheKTHLibrarywww.lib.kth.se.Makesuretobe
connectedtoKTHLANorKTHOpen(orifnotyouwillbepromptedtologinwithyourLibrarycardand
PIN,ifyouhaveone).ClickonSearchtools,thenDatabasesandthenfindSpringerLinkBooks.Search
fortheJanschekbookandyouwillfindthatthebookisaccessibleandfreetodownload.Or,youcan
orderyourownprintedcopybyclickingthelinkMyCopySoftcoverEdition(EUR24.99).
Mechatronics basic course 3 KTH, Machine Design, Mechatronics Lab
Examination

Handinassignment,3.0credits,gradescale:P,F.
Theassignmentissolvedandreportedasgroupwork.
WrittenExam,3.0credits,gradescale:A,B,C,D,E,FX,F

Thefinaltotalcoursegradeequalsthegradeonthewrittenexam.

Pleasenotethattimelyandthoroughworkontheassignmentisverylikelytopayoffonthewritten
exam!

Goodluck!