In this class, we cover basics of electronics, digital electronics and microcontroller programming . Relevant case studies in actuators, sensors and data acquisition are discussed. The course includes weekly laboratory sessions. After the first half of the term, the Mechatronics laboratory is open-access to the students 24/7.
Each year we have a different project competition:
2019: Gap-Bridging Vehicles
2018: Self-driving mini cars
2017: Mechatronic Systems Incorporating Meta-Materials
2015: Ping-Pong Ball Harvester Robots
In this class, we start with Statistical Mechanics to make the connection between the micro-scale world of biology and the macro-scale techniques that had been taught in other Mechanical Engineering courses. We review contemporary experimental techniques for Cellular Biomechanics. Several topics are covered: Biopolymer networs, Cell Membrane, Cellular Adhesion, Migration, Contraction and Mechanotransduction.
Students work on term projects which involve literature search, modelling and numerical analysis. Each team (of two students) deliver one project report, one project proposal and two presentations. The image on the rightshows some of the illustrative research results of our undergraduate students.
A: Modelling of displacement and stress distributions in artificial aortic valves (Ms. Hande Aydogmus and Ms. Ece Irmak Ulusoy)
B: Von Misses stress distribution in an artificial knee joint replacement (Mr. Furkan Kacar and Mr. Berkin Tuner).
C: Simulation of Electric Field strengths in a Microfluidic Cell Lysis unit (Mr. Ilbey Karakurt and Mr. Engin Kırıcı).
Dynamics and Control I
In this class, we teach our students Rigid Body Dynamics, Analytical Dynamics and Vibrations.