On successful completion of the course, the student should be able to
formulate, and in some cases derive, mathematical models in Mechatronics, based on the physical laws of mechanics, heat and electricity
solve the mathematical models in terms of ordinary differential equations using analytical and numerical methods
apply theory and computer tools for analyzing stability of nonlinear systems
Introducing the use of MATLAB software; Differential equations (directions fields, first order, second order and higher order ordinary differential equations); Laplace transform and connection to frequency response and ordinary differential equations; Linear systems (state-space representation, transfer functions, stability analysis, matrix operations, singular values, eigenvalues and eigenvectors); Modelling of linear and non-linear Mechatronics systems; Nonlinear systems (conservative systems, stability concept, stability analysis and Lyapunov theory).
Lectures, tutorials, course project. Estimated work load for the average student is approximately 200 hours.
Assessment methods and criteria
Portfolio (50%) and written exam, 4 hours (50%). Graded assessment.
The person responsible for the course decides, in cooperation with student representative, the form of student evaluation and whether the course is to have a midway or end of course evaluation in accordance with the quality system for education, chapter 4.1.”