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Control of Mechanical Systems

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Course No: MECH.3220-011; SIS Class Nbr: 3165; SIS Term: 2940
Course Status: Open

Course Description

Design of cams and gear trains and control of mechanical devices. Course topics include: cam sizing and manufacture, cam and gear train kinematics, dynamic force analysis, machine balancing, introduction to the control of mechanical systems. The major project involves the design, analysis, manufacture, and dynamic testing of a cam having specified performance requirements; computer aided design (CAD) and computer numerically controlled (CNC) milling machines are applied. Dynamic simulation (MATLAB) is used throughout the course.

Prerequisites, Notes & Instructor

  • Prerequisites: Grade of "C-" in MECH.3210 Kinematics of Mechanisms.
  • Special Notes:
  • Section Notes: Virtual Classroom Course
  • Core Codes: STEM, VRCL
  • Credits: 3; Contact Hours: 3
  • Instructor: Jonathan de Alderete
  • Textbook Information

When Offered & Tuition

  • M,W | 6:00 PM-8:50 PM EDT
  • Summer 2020: May 18 to Jun 29
  • Course Level: Undergraduate
  • Tuition: $1020
  • Note: There is a $30 per semester registration fee for credit courses.

Friday Class Meetings for Virtual Courses

Unless otherwise noted above

  • Summer Start I M/W classes begin on Monday May 18 and include 3 FRIDAYS: May 22, June 5 and June 19 at the regularly scheduled hours.
  • Summer Start I T/Th classes begin on Tuesday, May 19 and include 2 FRIDAYS: May 29 and June 12 at the regularly scheduled hours.
  • Summer Start II M/W classes begin on Monday, July 6 and include 2 FRIDAYS: July 10 and July 24 at the regularly scheduled hours.
  • Summer Start II T/Th classes begin on Tuesday, July 7 and include 2 FRIDAYS: July 17 and July 31 at the regularly scheduled hours.

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