January 2006, ©2007
Mechatronics brings together the knowledge and techniques of the major technical fields-- traditionally studied under different disciplines-- and explores the theory behind a wide range of basic devices, from gears and pumps, to servomotors and microchips. It then brings all this knowledge together in various motion control lab experiments, which provide ME students with practical experience in designing circuits and writing software.
This text is appropriate for a one-semester course in Mechatronics at the Senior/Graduate level. Offered within the Mechanical, Industrial, Aerospace and Electrical Engineering departments.
Also appropriate for a one-semester course in Automation and Robotics, and as a supplement for Measurement Systems courses at the Senior/Graduate Level. Offered within the Mechanical, Industrial, Aerospace and Electrical Engineering departments.
Chapter 1. Introduction to Mechatronics.
Chapter 2. Closed-Loop Control.
Chapter 3. Mechanisms for Motion Transmission.
Chapter 4. Microcontrollers.
Chapter 5. Electronic Components for Mechatronic Systems.
Chapter 6. Sensors.
Chapter 7. Electrohydraulic Motion Control Systems.
Chapter 8. Electric Actuators: Motor and Drive Technology.
Chapter 9. Programmable Logic Controllers.
Chapter 10. Programmable Motion Control Systems.
Appendix A: Tables.
Appendix B: Modeling and Simulation of Dynamic Systems.
- Review of the basic concepts of kinematics and common motion conversion mechanisms.
- Practical coverage of electronics, focusing on information mechanical engineers need to know to analyze and design systems containing electronic components.
- Comprehensive coverage of electro-hydraulic systems with real-world examples from the construction equipment industry. This positions students to work effectively in the automotive and aerospace industries.
- Extensive and accurate coverage of all types of sensors, enabling students to work in any project that involves measurement and testing.
- Detailed discussion of electric motors: DC motors, steppers, AC motors, and SR motors, enabling students to effectively work as a designer on factory automation and robotic projects.
- Coverage of microcontroller hardware and software issues using PIC-18F452 microcontroller as an example.
- Lab Experiments: Various motion control related lab experiments involving the construction of electronic interface circuits and writing real time controls software are included.
- Modeling of mechatronic systems and components, control system design, analysis and simulation in Matlab.
- Examples and applications throughout the text use or reference real devices or components.