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AMME1705: Introduction to Electromechanical Systems

2024 unit information

The unit will be focused on a common electro-mechanical system that incorporates the basic components of electric and mechanical power systems, electronics and mechatronics. This will provide a context based introduction to basic electrical theory including Ohm’s law, Kirchoff’s voltage and current laws, passive component characteristics (resistors, capacitors & inductors) as well as a conceptual introduction to transistors, operational amplifiers and digital logic. Sensors for measuring physical phenomena such as temperature, pressure and force will be included together with an introduction to AC and poly phase systems, power factor, electromagnetism, DC motors, AC motors, Servo-motors, motor speed control, batteries and electric motor and speed controller selection. Integration and control of the system will provide an introduction to simplified mechatronics systems through the use of the Arduino system to interface sensors, computer code and actuators integrating and acquiring data from sensors. The unit of study will include a strong practical component where students will become familiar with the basics of electrical circuits, electrical motors, power supplies, assembling simple circuits and the use of measurement tools such as multimeters and oscilloscopes in the context of electro-mechanical systems. A laboratory where students write and upload code to an Arduino system that interfaces with sensors and actuators will be included.

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Study level Undergraduate
Academic unit Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Understand the various theorems relevant to electrical engineering required for circuit design of electro-mechanical systems
  • LO2. Understand the role of electronics in solving mechanical and mechatronic engineering problems.
  • LO3. Analyse electronic circuits by making measurements, including finding and diagnosing faults.
  • LO4. Design, simulate and build circuits to solve engineering problems.
  • LO5. Function effectively in small groups to solve technical problems by applying theoretical concepts.
  • LO6. Demonstrate oral and written communication skills to convey understanding of circuits for assessment.

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Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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