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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Thirty-two hours of lectures and 16 hours of tutorials, assignments and laboratory work |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Prerequisites:||(100-level mathematics - 620-141 Maths A or 620-121 Maths A (Advanced); and 620-143 Applied Maths or 620-123 Applied Maths (Advanced) ), 433-171 Introduction to Programming (or equivalent), 431-101 Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering, 436-202 Mechanics 1 and 431-201 Engineering Analysis A or equivalent.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
|Subject Overview:|| |
Unit 1, Computational Mechanics: Upon completion students should be able to formulate algorithms into working computer programs in C language in order to solve engineering problems, and be aware of numerical errors inherent in many computational schemes.
Topics covered include fundamentals of numerical modelling; approximation and errors; roots of equations; numerical solution of linear algebraic equations; curve fitting and splines; interpolation and extrapolation; numerical differentiation and integration; pre- and post-computational analysis; and graphical representation of results.
Unit 2, Electro-mechanical Machine Behaviour: Upon completion students should be familiar with the concepts and terminology of electrical power engineering; be able to describe the construction of common electrical and mechanical power sources; understand the operating characteristics of common electrical and mechanical devices used for motive power; be able to construct time and frequency, domain models of simple electrical, mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic engineering components and systems; and be able to compute time and frequency-domain responses of linear dynamical systems.
Topics covered include DC and AC power supplies and distribution systems; inverters, transformers and rectifiers; principles and operation of single and multi-phase AC machines, induction motors, and DC machines; solid-state control of machines, principles and operation of electro-hydraulic and electro-pneumatic servo valves and actuators, system modelling; and unified approach to modelling electrical, mechanical and thermal systems, block diagrams, transfer function and state-space representations, computation of transient, steady-state time responses, harmonic frequency responses and use of Matlab for system response calculations.
|Assessment:||Two 2-hour end-of-semester examinations, tutorial tests and assignments to be submitted throughout the semester. Unit 1: Computational Mechanics - Examination 30%; tutorial tests and assignments not exceeding 60 pages or equivalent 20%. Unit 2: Electro-mechanical Machine Behaviour - Examination 35%, tutorial tests and assignments not exceeding 50 pages or equivalent 15%.Students will have to obtain a mark of at least 40% in each of the units in order to pass the subject.|
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|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:|| |
This subject requires code to be written in a version of C programming language and the use of Matlab. Students may avail themselves of a pre-semester week of language tuition.
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