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202001147
Transduction & Mechanical Devices
Course info
Course module202001147
Credits (ECTS)3
Course typeStudy Unit
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact persondr.ir. R.J. Wiegerink
E-mailr.j.wiegerink@utwente.nl
Lecturer(s)
Lecturer
dr.ir. D. Alveringh
Contactperson for the course
dr.ir. R.J. Wiegerink
Lecturer
dr.ir. R.J. Wiegerink
Examiner
dr.ir. R.J. Wiegerink
Academic year2022
Starting block
2A
RemarksPart of module 7A EE
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
Aims
After this course the student:
  1. is able to distinguish between “energy storing vs. dissipative” and “generator vs. modulator” types of transducers.
  2. is able to calculate the stress and strain in both axially and transversely loaded beams.
  3. is able to design a simple elastically deforming sensor structure with optimal placement of metal or semiconductor strain gauges and make an estimate of the sensitivity.
  4. is able to derive the energy function for energy-storing generator type transducers using a path integral
  5. is able to perform an equilibrium and stability analysis using the energy function of an energy-storing transducer
  6. understands the definition of the coupling factor and its role in stability analysis of two-port energy storing transducers.
  7. is able to design and analyze simple electrostatic and magnetic transducers based on their energy function.
  8. is able to derive the small signal response and electrical impedance of electrostatic and magnetic transducers.
Content
The course provides an introduction to mechanical devices like force and pressure sensors, microphones, acceleration sensors and angular rate sensors and explains how mechanical deformation can be calculated from the applied loads. It then continues with the transduction principles needed to detect the mechanical deformation: modulator-type transducers like (piezo-)resistive strain gauges, and generator-type transducers like electrostatic and magnetic transducers.
 
Module
Module 7A
Participating study
Bachelor Electrical Engineering
Required materials
Reader
Online reader: Transduction and mechanical devices
Recommended materials
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Instructional modes
Lecture

Q&A

Self study without assistance

Tutorial

Tests
Transduction and Mech. Devices

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