Problem based project oriented project work in groups. The project takes its base in a hydraulically actuated mechanical system, which is to be controlled as a feed-back system. Models of both the mechanical structure and the actuation system are made and system identification methods should be used for critical parts where no component/system information is available. The models or critical parts hereof should be experimentally verified to show the validity of the models. Based on the developed models one or more selected non-linear control methods should be used to develop a control algorithm for the system, which should be implemented and verified experimentally and the results should be compared to what may be obtained with standard linear controllers. The project must be documented as described in “Additional Information”.
Since it is a 15 ECTS project module, the work load is expected to be 450 hours for the student
|Name of exam||Control of a Hydraulically Actuated Mechanical Structure|
|Type of exam|
Oral exam based on a project
|Assessment||7-point grading scale|
|Type of grading||Internal examination|
|Criteria of assessment||As stated in the Joint Programme Regulations.
For students with a Bachelor´s degree from Aalborg University heading for the specialisation in Mechatronic Control Engineering.
Guidance for the Project of 1st Semester MSc in Energy
(For students with a Bachelor’s degree from Aalborg University) (not INTRO)
1. Demands to the project documentation
The project should fulfil the objectives of the 1st semester project theme and should be documented to an acceptable technical and scientific level. The documentation shall include a scientific paper and a poster, which shall fulfil the standard for an international conference, e.g. the IEEE specifications. Moreover, the documentation shall include a project summary report - see below.
2. Project documentation
The following material must be uploaded to the system “Digital Exam” on the date given for the submission:
3. Conference participation
The paper must be presented, by one or more group members at a conference arranged within the Department of Energy Technology. The conference will be run in the same manner as an international conference. The project poster must also be presented at this conference. All group members must attend the conference and the poster session to be allowed to participate in the project examination.
4. Project summary report
The project summary report should elaborate the project details and conclusions. The maximum length of the summary report (report without appendices) is 50 pages, and in addition the summary report should follow the rules as laid down by the Study Board in “Procedure for Project Work”, i.e. the total number of pages must not exceed 30 + 15 × number of students in the project group.
5. Project exam
The project evaluation will take place at a later date than the conference.
At the project examination the project group shall present its project work in accordance to the Examination Policies and Procedures, Addendum to the Joint Programme Regulations
The presentation and assessment of the project is conducted in English.
|Danish title||Regulering af et hydraulisk aktueret mekanisk system|
|Location of the lecture||Campus Aalborg|
|Responsible for the module|
|Study Board||Study Board of Energy|
|Department||Department of Energy Technology|
|Faculty||Faculty of Engineering and Science|