Cobb, Eben C
To enhance the learning experience of students in WPI's mechatronics class, a pneumatic piston-spring assembly was designed and fabricated. Mathematical and bond graph analysis was performed to obtain theoretical metrics for the device's operation. These theoretical metrics were compared with experimental results using sensors and data acquisition methods. The theoretical and experimental values were determined to have an acceptable deviation and can be reproduced by future students for the purpose of demonstrating the limits of theoretical metrics.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project