MRA353 Electro, Pneumo and Hydro automatics

Code MRA353
Name Electro, Pneumo and Hydro automatics
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Undergraduate Studies, Professional
Field of study Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering, Machine Building
Faculty
Academic staff Jānis Kaņeps, Juozas Krusna, Oļegs Jakovļevs, Andris Priževaitis
Credit points 3.0 (4.5 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation The energy supply and processing elements of electric, pneumatic and hydroautomatic (EPH) systems, information input elements, signal processing and executive elelements, the structure and operating principle. Types of equipment operation algorithm. Operational algorithm realization with pneumatic, hydraulic and hard logic electrical elements..
Programmable controller (PLC) design and management programmes for the system's algorithm. Computer aided selection, calculation, and system performance modeling of the electric, pneumatic and hydroautomatic system components..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
To provide students with the competence in the physical foundations of fluid engineering, the construction and operation of elements of pneumatic and hydraulic systems, and the design of automation systems. Students will acquire the skills necessary for the discrete operation of pneumatic and hydroautomatic systems design: the structure of the system, its separate elements in calculations and modeling-based choices, precise formulation of the control algorithm and the implementation of a hard logic or programmable means.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Student is able to compare pneumatic, hydraulic and pneumohydraulic systems and make reasonable choices in certain conditions. - The achievement of the result is controlled by the implementation of the relevant practical work and relevant questions in the exam.
Student is able to describe the structure and operating principles of pneumatic energy generators and air conditioning elements. - The achievement of the result is controlled by the implementation of the relevant practical work and relevant questions in the exam.
Student is able to describe the structure and operating principles of pneumatic and hydraulic actuators, as well as to make mechanical engineering design exercises to make calculations and modeling-based choice of actuators, based on the methodology developed by individual companies (FESTO etc.). - The achievement of the result is controlled by the implementation of the relevant practical work and relevant questions in the exam.
Student is able to generalize the operating principles of the information inputs commonly used in EPH systems and to make practical choices for them in concrete tasks. - The achievement of the result is controlled by the implementation of the relevant practical work and relevant questions in the exam.
Student is able to describe the elements of information processing used in the solid logic of the solid logic EPH systems and apply them to the control of the equipment according to path, time and pressure. - The achievement of the result is controlled by the implementation of the relevant practical work and relevant questions in the exam.
Student is able to describe algorithms of automated equipment by cyclograms and graphs. - The achievement of the result is controlled by the implementation of the relevant practical work and relevant questions in the exam.
Student is able to describe in general terms the structure of the smallest programmable controllers, the operating principle and their visual programming languages, and, in comparatively simple tasks, to use them for the control of EPH systems. - The achievement of the result is controlled by the implementation of the relevant practical work and relevant questions in the exam.
Course prerequisites Physics, mathematics, fluid mechanics (preferably), electrical engineering and electronics basics.

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