Question Paper: Mechatronics : Question Paper Jun 2015 - Mechanical Engineering (Semester 6) | Pune University (PU)
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Mechatronics - Jun 2015

Mechanical Engg (Semester 6)

TOTAL MARKS: 100
TOTAL TIME: 3 HOURS
(1) Question 1 is compulsory.
(2) Attempt any four from the remaining questions.
(3) Assume data wherever required.
(4) Figures to the right indicate full marks.


Answer any one question from Q1 and Q2

1 (a) Using a suitable diagram, explain the construction as well as the working of a digital optical encoder.(6 marks) 1 (b) From the block diagram in Figure 1, determine the transfer function: Y/X. (4 marks) 10 (a) Draw a suitable block diagram and derive the transfer function of the Proportional Integral Derivative (PID) controller in series form. Also, discuss the significance of the Integral and the Derivate term in the PID controller.(10 marks) 10 (b) Discuss the role of transient specifications W.R.T. the performance of the PID controller.(8 marks) 2 (a) A potentiometer, used to measure the angular position of a motor, has 750 turns of wire. The input range is from -150° to +1507deg; . The output range is from 0 to 10 Volts. Determine:
i) The sensitivity
ii) The average resolution
(6 marks)
2 (b) Using a suitable block diagram, explain the application of a closed loop control system in temperature control in a house hold refrigerator.(4 marks)


Answer any one question from Q3 and Q4

3 (a) Draw suitable diagrams and explain the construction, working and performance characteristics of a Current Amplifier.(8 marks) 3 (b) Define 'Transfer Function' and discuss its importance in the context of control of a Mechatronic system.(2 marks) 4 (a) Draw the flowchart and explain the working of the SAR type Analog to Digital converter.(8 marks) 4 (b) List two important advantages of a closed loop control system.(2 marks)


Answer any one question from Q5 and Q6

5 (a) Given four normally open switches (P1, P2, S1 and S2), with DC motor (M) write a PLC program to satisfy following objectives:
i) When P1 (Start Button) is pushed the Cycle shall start. The cycle shall continue to remain On until P2 (Stop Button) is pushed.
ii) When S1 is pushed and S2 is not pushed then Motor is ON clockwise direction.
iii) When S2 is pushed and S1 is not pushed then Motor is ON in counter clockwise direction.
iv) When P2 is pushed the program stops.
(10 marks)
5 (b) Draw a suitable block diagram and explain the architecture of the SCADA system.(6 marks) 6 (a) Using a suitable schematic list the components in a PLC as well as explain the significance of each of the components.(8 marks) 6 (b) List the criterion for the selection of a PLC and explain any three criterion in details.(8 marks)


Answer any one question from Q7 and Q8

7 (a) For the system in Figure 2, assume M=mass=1kg, k=stiffness=2 N/m and d=damping=0.5 Ns/m. Also, F=force input in N and y=displacement output in m.
For this system:
i) Determine the transfer function: y(s)/F(s),
ii) Identify the location of the Poles and Zeros and
iii) Comment on the stability of the system.
(10 marks)
7 (b) Using the values of the natural frequency=w n =1.414 and the damping factor=ξ=0.177, estimate the values for percentage overshoot & 2% settling time.(6 marks) 8 (a) Using four distinct points, compare, in detail, between Time Domain and Frequency Domain techniques for analysis of a system.(8 marks) 8 (b) Draw suitable sketch to depict the unit step response of a second order system when:
i) System poles are negative and real
ii) System poles are complex conjugate pair with negative real part
iii) System poles are positive and real
iv) System poles are a imaginary pair with no real part
(8 marks)


Answer any one question from Q9 and Q10

9 (a) Figure 3 shows an error time graph. Sketch the PID controller (series form) output w.r.t. time. Assume Kp=10, K1=2, KD=0.5 and Po=0 i.e. the controller output is zero when the error is zero. (10 marks) 9 (b) Derive the equation for the control signal, u, for the Proportional plus Derivative (PD) controller in parallel form. Discuss, in detail, the advantages and disadvantages of adding a Derivative term to the Proportional term.(8 marks)

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