Title

Development of a Flexible Fluid Modeling and Control Platform with Course Projects

Presenter Information

Luke Brekke

Department

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Research Advisor

Landers, Robert G.

Advisor's Department

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Funding Source

Missouri S&T Opportunities for Undergraduate Research Experiences (OURE) Program

Abstract

The purpose of this research is to design and implement a flexible fluids control platform for use in the Mechanical Engineering curriculum. An existing course project was used as a starting point for the development of a system consisting of a pump, tubing, tanks, and various pressure and flow rate transducers. The system is instrumented and interfaces with Matlab/Simulink allowing students to model a real world system design and compare the experimental results with the calculated expectations. The discussion covers the background of the system, the selection of additional hardware, implementation of hardware, and troubleshooting. Modeling of the system and creation of two course projects is also considered.

Biography

Luke is a senior in Mechanical Engineering, and will graduate in May with an emphasis in Manufacturing Processes. Luke is active in the MST student chapter of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

Research Category

Engineering

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Document Type

Poster

Location

Upper Atrium/Hallway

Presentation Date

06 Apr 2011, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Comments

Joint project with Allen Ernst

This document is currently not available here.

Share

COinS
 
Apr 6th, 1:00 PM Apr 6th, 3:00 PM

Development of a Flexible Fluid Modeling and Control Platform with Course Projects

Upper Atrium/Hallway

The purpose of this research is to design and implement a flexible fluids control platform for use in the Mechanical Engineering curriculum. An existing course project was used as a starting point for the development of a system consisting of a pump, tubing, tanks, and various pressure and flow rate transducers. The system is instrumented and interfaces with Matlab/Simulink allowing students to model a real world system design and compare the experimental results with the calculated expectations. The discussion covers the background of the system, the selection of additional hardware, implementation of hardware, and troubleshooting. Modeling of the system and creation of two course projects is also considered.