James W. Kamman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Emeritus
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Western Michigan University
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ME 4710 Motion and Control: Experiments

Below are links to laboratory procedures used in each of the experiments. An example lab report is also provided.  Each is in PDF format that you can read and print using Adobe Acrobat Reader.  To download a free copy of Acrobat reader, click on the "get Adobe Acrobat Reader" link below.

The hydraulics experiments listed in the links below were developed with the assistance of Alexander Meissner (ME, 2004) and David Retherford (ME, 2004).

          Example Lab Report

Laboratory Procedures

  1. Laboratory Safety Procedures

  2. Laboratory #1: Basic Hydraulic Circuits  

  3. Laboratory #2: Hydraulic Cylinder Circuits  

  4. Laboratory #3: D1FX Proportional Directional Control Valve

  5. Laboratory #4: Data Acquisition for a Hydraulic Actuation System 

  6. Laboratory #5: Closed Loop Control of a Hydraulic Actuation System