Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2012-2013
MET 4421 Instruments and Controls
This course covers the principles of engineering experimentation and process control. Students are instructed in current methods of data gathering, data regression, graphical analysis, result compilation, and report writing. Data gathering will include both manual techniques and computer data acquisition systems. An understanding of sensor selection, interfacing, and implementation is provided through lecture and laboratory assignments. The fundamentals of uncertainty analysis along with the application of dimensional analysis and similitude are covered. Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's) are used to introduce students to process control. Laboratory exercises illustrating the use of instrumentation for performance evaluation and control of mechanical systems are conducted.