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Understanding Electro-Mechanical Engineering: An Introduction to Mechatronics

ISBN: 978-0-7803-1031-5
416 pages
September 1995, Wiley-IEEE Press
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With a focus on electromechanical systems in a variety of fields, this accessible introductory text brings you coverage of the full range of electrical mechanical devices used today. You'll gain a comprehensive understanding of the design process and get valuable insights into good design practice. UNDERSTANDING ELECTROMECHANICAL ENGINEERING will be of interest to anyone in need of a non-technical, interdisciplinary introduction to the thriving field of mechatronics.
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations xxv

Preface xxix

About the Author xxxi

Introduction 1

PART I Understanding the Science and Technology 7

Chapter 1 Electrical Engineering 9

Chapter 2 Mechanical Engineering 35

PART II Understanding the Devices and Systems 65

Chapter 3 Generators and Motors 67

Chapter 4 Brakes and Clutches 88

Chapter 5 Amplifiers 101

Chapter 6 Actuators 111

Chapter 7 Transducers 128

Chapter 8 Controlled Motion 153

Chapter 9 Contact Makers and Electrodes 172

Chapter 10 Computer Components 202

Chapter 11 Marking Paper 212

Chapter 12 Sound 222

Chapter 13 Manufacturing 229

Chapter 14 Assembling and Connecting 239

Chapter 15 Military Devices 254

Chapter 16 Medical Devices 257

Chapter 17 Consumer Devices 263

Chapter 18 Passive Electrical Components 268

PART III Understanding Design 273

Chapter 19 The Science and the Art 275

Chapter 20 How One Designs 278

Chapter 21 Minimum Constraint Design 284

Chapter 22 Design for Manufacturing 289

Chapter 23 User-Friendly Design 294

Chapter 24 Accuracy, Adjustment and Gauging 297

Chapter 25 Reliability, Defects, Abuse, Failure, and Maintenance 300

Chapter 26 Barriers, Filters, Conduits, and Valves 309

Chapter 27 Ecology 320

Chapter 28 Money 324

Chapter 29 Cost Reduction and Product Improvement 327

Chapter 30 Constraints on Design 334

Chapter 31 People Engineering 337

Chapter 32 Getting Help 345

Chapter 33 Design Parameters 349

Chapter 34 Product Classes and Families 352

Appendix Patent Classification 357

References and Bibliography 361

Index 371

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