Problem based project organised work in groups. The project can be a disciplinary project, a cross disciplinary project or a part of a multi-disciplinary project, where several groups from the department do different parts of a larger project. Finally, the project can also be a part of a so-called MEGA project where several project groups from more departments are participating, each doing their part of the large project to find a total solution.
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 in a scientific way by a summary report, a paper and a poster 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 projectThe project group should orally present the project work and scientific paper as specified in the Examination Policies and Procedures. The project group members will undergo an oral examination with internal adjudicator, based on the scientific paper, poster and the project summary report.
|Assessment||7-point grading scale|
|Type of grading||Internal examination|
|Criteria of assessment||The criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures|
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. 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 . For more information see semester description in Moodle.
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.
The presentation and assessment of the project is conducted in English.
|Danish title||Regulering af et hydraulisk aktueret mekanisk system|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Location of the lecture||Campus Aalborg|
|Responsible for the module|
|Study Board||Study Board of Energy|
|Department||Department of Energy|
|Faculty||The Faculty of Engineering and Science|