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Course : Applied Fluid Power Design

Course Number
MENG 3203
Section Number
001
Semester
Spring 2019
Location
McCoy Engineering Hall, 136
Days & Times
Final Exam Day/Time
Wednesday, May 08, 2019 12:00 am

 

  

Outcome Related Course Learning Objectives

3a

3b

3c

3d

3e

3

f

3g

3h

3

i

3

j

3k

Student will be able to use the Automation Studio software to draw and design hydraulic and pneumatic circuits

N/A

N/A

X

N/A

N/A

N/A

X

N/A

N/A

N/A

X

Student will be familiar with commonly used hydraulic and pneumatic components

X

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Students will be able to perform calculations in order to size the components of a hydraulic circuit

X

N/A

X

N/A

X

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Student will be able to interpret and sketch hydraulic circuits using ANSI symbols

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

X

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Student will be able to plumb and wire hydraulic/pneumatic and electrical control circuits

N/A

X

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Students will be able to design hardwired electrical logic circuits using Automation Studio for hydraulic and pneumatic circuits

N/A

N/A

X

N/A

N/A

N/A

X

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Students will be familiar with servo hydraulic circuits and components

X

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Student will be able to collect and interpret data from hydraulic circuits

N/A

X

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Student will be able to work in teams in the laboratory

N/A

N/A

N/A

X

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Student will be able to apply safety principles as related to fluid power equipment and in the design of machinery using ethical principles

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

X

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

  

3a: an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering         

3b: an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data          

3c: an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability

3d: an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams      

3e: an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

3f:  an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

3g: an ability to communicate effectively

3h: the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context             

3i: a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

3j: a knowledge of contemporary issues

3k: an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

 

  • Lecture and Lab Format

This course consists of a two 50-minute sessions per week and one lab session of 110 minutes. You should stay with your assigned lab group all semester long. You will turn in the lab report as a group. Class time will be spent mostly explaining and discussing concepts, and solving relevant problems.  Lectures will not be used to communicate the entire course content and thus, you will have to study some of the course material on your own. The lab sessions will nearly always start out with an explanation of theory the first portion of the lab. Your attendance is required from start to finish. The instructor will setup the lab groups so that you will be working in teams as would be the case later in regular employment. You cannot switch lab groups once you are assigned into a group. Students will be held responsible on the tests for any information covered in lab. Student participation in class discussions is highly encouraged.  You will also be required to clean the laboratory equipment and store it away neatly in the drawers after wiping the components clean. You are required to wear safety glasses at all times. This is done for your own safety since we do no want anybody to get hurt.

 

  • Class Attendance

You are expected to attend class and are responsible for notes, homework assignments, and exams missed while being absent. Attendance will be taken at random times during lecture and lab. You are only allowed to sign yourself in.

 

  • Student Attitude

Once class starts, the use of cell phone and/or pager, reading a newspaper, conducting private discussions, using the computer (unless asked by your instructor), working on anything that is not directly related to the course, making derogatory remarks about a classmate or your instructor will not be accepted and may result in your dismissal from the class. You can come see the instructor in his office for any concerns you have regarding the class.

 

  • Late Assignment

Homework assignments must be turned in on the due date, at the beginning of class.  Once class starts, no homework will be accepted.  Do not ask one of your classmates to turn in an assignment for you.  It will not be accepted.  You are not allowed to work on homework during the class period. Students work in teams.  Each individual student must turn in the lab report at the beginning of class. Students should be present at the beginning of the lab period in order to turn in the lab reports. No late lab reports will be accepted

 

  • Exam Make-up

You are expected to take the exam on the scheduled date and time it is given.  However, if for some acceptable reason you are not able to do so, then you must inform the instructor in advance.  The instructor will then decide whether you will be allowed to take a make-up exam, depending on the validity of your excuse. Exam Content

Although most of the exam problems are based on the material covered and have the same degree of difficulty as those assigned for homework or solved in class, some problems may involve concepts not necessarily covered in class.

 

  

  • Evaluation Method

Your performance will be tested regularly throughout the semester by in-class exams, lab reports and several homework assignments.  Homework assignments sets will be collected for grading, you are encouraged to submit each and every assignment.  Homework and lab reports will only be accepted at the beginning of class, since you cannot work on the homework or old lab reports during class or lab.

 

  • Course Grade

The final grade for the course will be based on the exam scores, the average of lab reports, the average of the scores earned in the homework assignments, and the score received for your attitude. The overall average score (X) for the course is determined as follows:

 

X = 0.70 x (exam1 + exam 2 + exam 3)/3 + 0.10 x (homework average) + 0.05    

      x (attitude/participation/attendance score) + 0.15 x (lab reports)

 

Note: a total of only 3 exams are given in this class, this includes the final.

 

The final letter grade for the course is based on the value of X and is determined from to the following grade levels: TABLE Grading Ranges and Letter Grades

 

Value of X (in %)

Letter Grade

89.5-100

A

79.5-89.4

B

69.5-79.4

C

59.5-69.4

D

< 59.4

F

 

 

 

  

  • Class Attendance

You are expected to attend class and are responsible for notes, homework assignments, and exams missed while being absent. Attendance will be taken at random times during lecture and lab. You are only allowed to sign yourself in.

 

 

  • Late Assignment

Homework assignments must be turned in on the due date, at the beginning of class.  Once class starts, no homework will be accepted.  Do not ask one of your classmates to turn in an assignment for you.  It will not be accepted.  You are not allowed to work on homework during the class period. Students work in teams.  Each individual student must turn in the lab report at the beginning of class. Students should be present at the beginning of the lab period in order to turn in the lab reports. No late lab reports will be accepted

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