FLPW2321 System Engineering Portfolio

This course is designed to allow the student to practice all of the principles learned in the fluid power curricula. The student will work with the instructor and industry to design a project integrating electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatics. The student will develop a concept, the schematics, bill of materials and operating manuals for a major portfolio project. The students may work in teams with other manufacturing majors. Communication skills verbal, written and electronic will be emphasized. Teams will evaluate merits of projects and decide which projects should be further explored and fabricated. Hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical, mechanical and electronic systems will be interfaced.




FLPW1231, FLPW1340, FLPW2112, FLPW2180, FLPW2191, and FLPW2301 or instructor approval

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following goals will be addressed in the course.
Determine project criteria.
Determine output actuator.
Determine valving type.
Determine pump type.
Determine prime mover type.
Design hydraulic/mechanical system.
Size output actuator.
Size proper valving.
Size prime mover.
Specify components.
Calculate system efficiency.
Evaluate system.
Determine control criteria.
Design system controls.
Determine command control type.
Determine feedback control type.
Determine summing amp type.
Coordinate controls.
Specify controls.
Set up potentiometer type controls.
Set up joystick type controls.
Set PLC type controls.
Set up various feedback types.
Evaluate system control types.
Determine power supply characteristics.
Select power supply.
Set up mechanical hardware.
Set up hydraulic hardware.
Set up pneumatic hardware.
Set up electrical hardware.
Set up control hardware.
Set up feedback hardware.
Operate robot.
Adjust robot controls.
Evaluate robot.
Calculate cost.

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

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Credit Details