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Course Content and Outcomes Guide for EET 252 Effective Fall 2021

Course Number:
EET 252
Course Title:
Electromechanical Systems Fundamentals
Credit Hours:
2
Lecture Hours:
20
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
$12

Course Description

Introduces basic principles of mechatronics with a focus on hydraulics and pneumatics. Covers the theory, generation, storage, transmission, and use of hydraulic and pneumatic energy, pressure, and flow. Introduces hydraulic and pneumatic schematics and circuits as well as identification and operation of basic components. Covers supporting mechanical concepts. Explores industrial robots, production lines, and biomedical equipment. Prerequisites: EET 122, EET 112. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

Electronics technicians may be called upon to work on robots, production lines, and other electromechanical equipment that combines electronics and mechanical actuators.  Mechanical actuators can be motor-based or fluid-based.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:        

  • Apply knowledge of linear motion, circular motion, forces, and energy to mechanical assemblies.
  • Utilize basic calculations of force, pressure, and temperature in common mechanical assemblies.
  • Use conservation of energy equations to solve basic mechanical and fluid power problems.  

  • Demonstrate an understanding of how fluid power devices fit into applications such as robotics, instrumentation, automated production environments, and industrial control.
  • Perform calculations to select and size piping and motor actuators in common applications.
  • Design simple fluid power circuits for given applications.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Assessment methods are to be determined by the instructor. Typically, in-class quizzes, online quizzes,exams and weekly homework assignments will be used. 

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

• Review of mechanics and physics  concepts to support understanding the forces involved in typical applications and equipment
• Introduction to fluid mechanics
• Common applications for fluid mechanics
• Fluid power system components (actuators, compressors, pumps, lines, tanks, valves, regulators, sensors, motors, mounts)
• Design of fluid power systems
• Electronic interfacing to fluid power systems