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Module name (EN): Actuators
Degree programme: Electrical Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2005
Module code: E407
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 1V+1U (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 2
Semester: 4
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written examination
Curricular relevance:
E407 Electrical Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2005, semester 4, mandatory course
30 class hours (= 22.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 60 hours (equivalent to 2 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 37.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Günter Schultes
Prof. Dr. Günter Schultes

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Learning outcomes:
After completing this module, students will be acquainted with a representative range of actuators used in industrial applications. They will have acquired a basic understanding of the techniques and methods important in constructing and using actuators to solve engineering problems.

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Module content:
1.Overview of actuators; terminology, characteristic features and key performance data
2.Fluid actuators
 2.1 Hydraulics: Fundamentals, components, valve technology
 2.2 Proportional hydraulics
 2.3 Pneumatic actuators
3.Thermal actuator elements: Bimetallic, shape memory and expansion elements
4.Special purpose actuators
 4.1 Piezoelectric actuators and modern applications
 4.2 Magnetostrictive actuators
 4.3 Microactuators

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Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture notes, blackboard, video projector

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Recommended or required reading:
W. Roddeck, Einführung in die Mechatronik, Teubner Verlag
D. Scholz, Proportional Hydraulik, Fest Didactic, Springer Verlag
D.J Jendritza, Technischer Einsatz neuer Aktoren, Expert Verlag, 1998

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