This course has been conceived so that its students can understand and apply graphic programming towards resolving problems that arise in water and energy resources management. Graphic programming fundamentals are examined while such diverse problems are resolved one step at a time. Its contents complement and integrate the basic automation and control knowledge attained in the program's other courses. Handling tools and platforms for the acquisition, data supervision, and implementation of control strategies is essential for the design of SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) systems in the field of water and energy resources management.
This course is designed for students to understand and apply the graphical programming to solve problems that arise in the management of water and energy resources. We study the basics of graphical programming while stepping resolve the various problems that arise. The contents of this course complement and integrate the basic knowledge in automation and control acquired in other subjects of the Master. The use of tools and platforms for acquisition, data monitoring and implementation of control strategies is essential for designing SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) in the field of water management and energy.
Competencies and learning outcomes
- Capacity for continuous improvement, experimentation, and innovation.
- Capacity for teamwork and the leadership of Human Resources.
- Ability to solve problems.
- Know the tools needed for assessing component selection strategies.
- Understand the operation of control systems.
- Identify the most appropriate solutions in the management of natural resources.
Objectives (Learning outcomes)
- Understand the basic operation of LabVIEW graphical programming environment.
- Knowing primitives and data structures in LabVIEW.
- Describe basic programming structures.
- Understand and use structures and advanced programming resources.
- Apply the knowledge acquired in a facility
- Lázaro, Antonio Mánuel. "LabView 6i programación gráfica para el control de instrumentación". Madrid Paraninfo 2001.
- Ertugrul, Nesimi. "LabVIEW for electric circuits, machines, drives, and laboratories". Upper Saddle River, NJ Prentice Hall c2002.
- Villena Velasco, José Félix. Carrasco Hernández, José Antonio. "Sistema de instrumentación industrial con red can y labview". Elche Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche 2002.
- Poveda Martínez, Pedro. Pérez Vidal, Carlos. "Control y monitorización de proceso industrial usando labview". Elche Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche 2004.
Methodology and grading
- Case studies: Learning through the analysis of actual or simulated cases in order to interpret and resolve them by employing various alternative solution procedures.
- Lecture: Pass on knowledge and activate cognitive processes in students, encouraging their participation.
- Problem-based learning: Develop active learning strategies through problem solving that promote thinking, experimentation, and decision making in the student.
- Project-based learning: Realization of a project to solve a problem, applying acquired learning and promoting abilities related to planning, design, performing activities, and reaching conclusions.
- Solving exercises and problems: Exercise, test, and apply previous knowledge through routine repetition.
- Knowledge test multiple choice theory of all subjects (40% of grade). Works related to the practical exercises during the course (60% of grade)
The evaluation of the subject will be, considering the characteristics of the same and in order to encourage active student participation throughout the course, combining the completion of questionnaires, tasks, exercises and problems, with a final written exam.
Evaluation criteria for each of these activities is as follows:
1. Questionnaires on the subject in each teaching unit and fear, and whose weight on the final grade for the course will be a 40%.
For each teaching unit and issue a test between 10 and 30 multiple-choice questions (4 options), usually with a single real answer (in the event that there is more than one right will be notified to begin the test) will be scheduled. All questions have the same value in the unit rating of each test. As you advance in the subject deadline for completion of the test it opens. The opening and closing period the students will be notified. After the date of closure NOT be testing. Each test can be performed only once. The test is carried out on an on-line, and maximum execution time has previously been noted. The total number of tests of this method is adapted to the number of topics covered during the course. All tests have the same value for the status of that activity, so that the overall mark of this part will be the result of the arithmetic mean of the theoretical tests.
2. Performing practical tasks, exercises, or problems whose weight on the final grade for the course will be a 40%.
For each teaching unit a series of practical tasks, which consist in solving exercises, problems or other activities are scheduled. Also a deadline to be met the same is indicated. Each practical task is scored on 10 points. In the event that the teachers accept delivery of a task after the deadline, the task score may have some penalty (ranging between 20% and 30% over the initial 10). Exercises and tasks must be resolved individually, rewarding yourself originality and degree of contribution made, so that penalize those who are detected that are copied from foreign material or each other. The tasks proposed by block and thematic units will have the same value for the status of that activity, so that the overall mark of this part will be the result of the arithmetic mean of the evidence raised by the number of subjects.
3. At the end of the semester an exam on the theoretical and practical contents of the subject will be. The final exam will take place on the dates and official announcements set by the school secretary (June and September). The test will mean up to 20% of the final grade for the course will consist of solving a multiple choice questionnaire response. This questionnaire will be between 30 and 40 multiple choice questions with four alternatives, one true. All questions have the same value in the final grade.
To average between the various activities that make the subject a minimum of 4 points is required of 10 in each part (questionnaires, tasks and final exam).
- Work related to practical exercises during the course (60% of grade)