Dr. Mohammad Hawwa
Phone : 860-2785
Introduction to the Lab
The establishment of this lab was an outcome of two years (2008-2010) of collaboration between King Fahd university of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
The primary role of this lab is educational. It was designed to provide students with the principles of mechatronic systems engineering through hands-on applications
The lab embraces two methodologies of training:
Utilize customized mechatronics modules preparing students to deal with automated equipment and robot-based operations. Lab check-off types of exams are utilized for student evaluation.
The laboratory workstations host fully equipped electro-mechanical, electro-pneumatic, and electro-hydraulic modules which are controlled with programmable logic controllers (PLCs) programmed on personal computers.
“Establish it from scratch” approach empowering students to design mechatronics systems while developing fabrication, integration, and control competencies. Teamwork and communication skills are emphasized within a multi-disciplinary framework. Final presentations of projects is evaluated by KFUPM faculty and industrial or academic partners.
ME 444 – Mechatronics
ME 560 – Smart Materials and Structures
Laboratory equipment dedicated to teaching only
PLC Training Panel
The panel serves to demonstrate the principles of programmable controllers and sequence control systems. It is suitable for teaching the fundamentals of PLC at both basic and advanced levels for electromechanical system designs.
Hydraulics Training Panel
Panel circuits can be designed and simulated by means of a hydraulics CAD, simulation and operation software package.
Pneumatics Training Panel
The panel is constructed of slotted aluminum and is supplied with a wide assortment of industrial grade pneumatic components.
The lab is also equipped with
- Personal computers for dynamics and control simulation.
- Variety of micro-controllers.
- Collection of DC motors, sensors and actuators.
- Oscilloscope, function generators and power supplies.
- Soldering station.
Here are samples of students’ term projects
Bridge Robot Vehicle
Ma’moun M. HOROUB
Majed M. AL THUBAITI
Atif M. ALIUDDIN
AbdulAziz S. ALHAMOUD
Try Your Luck
Abdullah S. AL-AMER
Abdullah N. ALKHUDHAYR
Ahmed H. ALJABR
Ahmad A. AL RABIAH
AbdulMalik S. ALRASHEED
Sultan M. FATH AL DIN
Mohammed M. AL-MEHDHAR
AbdulRahman I. IBRAHIM
Hisham M. SUMAYLI
Faulty Jar Ejector
Faris A. ALJEBALI
Husam H. AL HASAN
Ammar M. AL AHMED