System Orders in Mechanical Measurement Systems
Learn about the categorization of mechanical measurement systems for system orders in this free online course.
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System Orders in Mechanical Measurement is a free online course that teaches you the important categorization of mechanical measurement instruments into zero, first-, second- and higher-order systems. This course will equip you with the ability to differentiate between the system orders using their different characteristics, as well as the effects of their various characteristics in conducting accurate quantitative measurements. It begins by introducing you to zero and first-order systems with explanatory examples used in analyzing each response for its relevance in conducting measurements for experiments and research.
This course will also introduce you to second- and higher-order systems, starting with the basics. You will also learn about frequency plots and how to make use of them in analyzing measurement readings.
This free online course provides skills and techniques useful in mechanical measurement systems relevant to conducting accurate measurements for research and experiments. It will be of significant interest to anyone that uses mechanical measurement readings for analysis of scientific theories and their applications in industry.Start Course Now
Zero and First Order System
Zero and First Order System - Learning Outcomes
Introduction to Zero and First Order System
First Order System - Step Response
First Order System - Ramp Response
First Order System - Impulse Response
First Order System - Frequency Response
Zero and First Order System - Lesson Summary
Second and Higher Order System
Second and Higher Order System - Learning Outcomes
Introduction to Second and High Order System
Second Order System - Step Response
Second Order System - Ramp Response
Second Order System - Impulse and Frequency Response
Higher Order Systems
Second and Higher Order System - Lesson Summary
Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:
- Distinguish between first and zero-order systems
- Discuss step response as an effect of the first-order system
- Analyze graphs of first- and zero order systems
- Discuss step input and the response expected from zero and first-order systems
- Relate Newton's second law of motion to impulse response observed in a typical first-order system measuring instrument
- Describe delay time in second-order systems
- Distinguish between rise time and delay time
- Define settling time and relate it to a time constant of the control system
- Discuss transient and periodic input analysis used for second- and higher-order systems
- Analyze graphs of second and higher-order systems
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