Electromechanical (ELMC)


This course introduces the fundamental principles of robotic systems. Students study both the hardware and software needed to design, build, program, and test a mobile robot. Topics include power sources, motors, sensors, actuators, and process controls. Laboratory work complements classroom discussion. Prerequisite: MATH1500 or MATH1750 or MATH1775 (3 credits)


Students work in teams to design and construct an interdisciplinary project. Teams, with clearly defined individual responsibilities, are required. During the course of the semester, each team undertakes the necessary activities to bring about a successful design project that is well understood, documented, and presented in both oral and written form. Emphasis is placed on research, innovation, project management, decision-making, prototyping, design for manufacturing, design for testability, environmental and ethical issues in design, depth and breadth of analysis, quality of hardware, documentation, and communications. Prerequisites: Junior status; ENGR1500 and MECH2500 and ELEC3250 (3 credits)


This course introduces static electric and magnetic fields. Time-varying fields are studied using Maxell's equations. Application of energy transfer in space and in communication transmission lines are analyzed. Prerequisite: MATH2025 (3 credits)


Presents topics that are not covered by existing courses and are likely to change from semester to semester. Refer to the Class Schedule for a specific semester for details of offerings for the semester. (1 - 4 credits)


Problems in heat transfer, fluid mechanics, vibration systems, and wave propagation will be modeled using partial differential equations. Solution techniques will involve the study of orthogonal expansions in Fourier series, Sturm-Liouville theory, and the method of separation of variables. Additional problems in heat conduction will be presented and solved using Bessel functions and cylindrical coordinates. Computer software for both modeling and problem solving will be employed. Prerequisite: MATH2500 (3 credits)


Students will work in the electrical and mechanical fields alone and in small project groups to study, analyze, design, and sometimes build and test concepts in a field of their choosing. The study will be performed under the direction of one or more faculty advisors. Projects from industry will be encouraged to increase the interaction and cooperation with local engineering firms. Course requirements include regular, oral, and written progress reports throughout the semester. The final technical report will detail the plans and schedule for the following Senior Design II course. Prerequisites: ELEC4475 and MECH4400 and MECH4425 (4 credits)


This course analyzes the dynamic behavior of mechanical, fluid and thermal systems using modeling and simulation techniques. Steady state and transient conditions will be examined in both free and forced modes. Various simulation software packages are used in the laboratory to analyze electromechanical systems. Prerequisites: ELEC4475 and MATH2860 and MECH3850 (4 credits)


This course is a continuation of Senior Design I. The students continue with their design and analysis with emphasis on improvements and applications. Other faculty and local engineers will review the student work and make recommendations. Prerequisites: MATH2100 and ELMC5000 and ELMC5505 (4 credits)


This course is a continuation of Electromechanical Systems I. Analysis of multi-degree of freedom systems will be studied. Dynamic responses of first and second order systems to harmonic excitation are analyzed. State space analysis will be used to solve sets of nth order coupled differential equations. Sensors to detect displacement, velocity, and acceleration as well as digital signal processing techniques to acquire data, provide filtering, and perform system analysis will be employed. The laboratory projects will reinforce the theory and demonstrate the rigor of the analytical techniques. Laboratory exercises will stress the comparison of theoretical and simulated results. Prerequisite: ELMC5005 (4 credits)