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Computer-Aided Design of Sensors and Actuators

Module name (EN): Computer-Aided Design of Sensors and Actuators
Degree programme: Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011
Module code: MST.ESA
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 2V+2PA (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 5
Semester: according to optional course list
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
German
Assessment:
Project with documentation

[updated 06.11.2020]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
MST.ESA Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2012, optional course, technical
MST.ESA Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019, optional course, technical, course inactive since 01.03.2021
MST.ESA Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020, optional course, technical, course inactive since 01.03.2021
MST.ESA Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011, optional course, technical
Workload:
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
MST.ELT
MST.ETH
MST.MA2 Mathematics II


[updated 28.11.2012]
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Dieter Hornung
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Dieter Hornung

[updated 30.03.2012]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this course, students will be familair with the mathematical tools required for the finite element method.
They will be able to use the finite element method to optimize technical designs based on the example of sensors and actuators.
They will be able to handle exemplary software products such as FlexPDE and FEMM.

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Module content:
With the help of the finite element method, they will be able to optimize designs for sensors and actuators. In the lecture section of the course, students will be familiarized with the relevant mathematical tools (vector analysis, partial differential equations, extremal principles, FE method). In the practical section (case study), they will optimize a sensor/actuator design using the software products FlexPDE and FEMM.

[updated 06.11.2020]
Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture and case study

[updated 06.11.2020]
Recommended or required reading:
Gunnar Backstrom, Fields of Physics, ISBN 91-44-006655-1
Gunnar Backstrom, Fluid Dynamics, ISBN 91-44-01224-1
Gunnar Backstrom, Deformation and Vibration, ISBN 91-44-00849-X
Gunnar Backstrom, Waves, ISBN 91-44-01007-9
H.R. Schwarz, Methode der finiten Elemente, ISBN 3-519-02349-0

[updated 06.11.2020]
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