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ES3D9 - Applied Control - Instruments, Measurement and Electrical Machines

  • Module code: ES3D9
  • Module name: Applied Control - Instruments, Measurement and Electrical Machines
  • Department: School of Engineering
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module will provide engineers with an opportunity to develop their understanding of the important cross-disciplinary factors in measurement, instrumentation, electrical machines, and control that underpin modern machine functionality. Both instrumentation and control are perceived as important topics for engineers to have some theoretical foundation in, along with an ability to translate that theory into practical applications. This module is a core part of the BEng and MEng degrees listed in section 14 and ensures that our graduates will have that necessary foundation and experience. The incorporation of electrical machines provides mechanically biased engineers with an opportunity to couple instrumentation and control in practical engineering systems, and is in keeping with our approach to teach all engineering disciplines from a basis of general engineering.

Principal learning outcomes

At the end of the module the student will be able to: • Understand the need for rigorous metrology concepts in design and use of measurement systems. • Appreciate measurement limitations, analyse and communicate uncertainty. • Discriminate between different sensor types for taking measurements to allow effective control of machines and processes. Practical experience via a laboratory on sensors. • Understand the key operational principles of electrical machines, and provide an ability to distinguish important features of electromagnetic actuators and rotating machines. Practical experience via a laboratory on electrical machines. • Understand commonly applied techniques that allow quantitative control of system outputs using system inputs and applying corrective actions. Interpretation of abstract theories on control for use in practical applications. • To consolidate the learning, apply a systems approach to demonstrate understanding of current measuring instruments and control strategies to devise forms of control for electrical machines. Practical experience devising a control loop for an electrical machine.

Timetabled teaching activities

34 hrs (30 hrs lectures, 2 x 2 hr revision class) 9 hrs laboratory work. (3 hrs National Instrument workshop; 3 hrs Instrumentation; 3 hrs Applied Control).

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/eng/eso/modules/year3/es3d9

Other essential notes

Additional notes to be provided on commonly encountered transducers for the measurands to give students a portfolio of information. Advice and feedback hours are available for answering questions on the module Students must pass both the exam and assessments

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: ES3D9-15)
D (Assessed/examined work) Laboratory Report 30%
  3 hour examination (Summer) 70%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • BEng Mechanical Engineering (H310) - Year 3
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering (H311) - Year 3
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering with Year in Research (H313) - Year 3
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering with Year in Research (H313) - Year 4
  • BEng Systems Engineering (HH36) - Year 3
  • MEng Systems Engineering (HH63) - Year 3
  • MEng Systems Engineering with Intercalated Year (HH64) - Year 3
  • MEng Systems Engineering with Intercalated Year (HH64) - Year 4
  • MEng Systems Engineering with Year in Research (HH65) - Year 3
  • MEng Systems Engineering with Year in Research (HH65) - Year 4
Optional Core
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering with Intercalated Year (H312) - Year 3
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering with Intercalated Year (H312) - Year 4
Optional
  • Undergraduate Computer Systems Engineering (G406) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Computer Systems Engineering (with Intercalated Year) (G407) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Computer Systems Engineering (G408) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Computer Systems Engineering (with Intercalated Year) (G409) - Year 4
  • BEng Engineering (H106) - Year 3
  • MEng Engineering (H107) - Year 3
  • MEng Engineering with Intercalated Year (H109) - Year 3
  • MEng Engineering with Intercalated Year (H109) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering with Year in Research (H110) - Year 3
  • MEng Engineering with Year in Research (H110) - Year 4
  • BSc Engineering (H112) - Year 3