Mechatronics has evolved into a way of life in engineering practice, and it pervades virtually every aspect of the modern world. In chapters drawn from the bestselling and now standard engineering reference, The Mechatronics Handbook, this book introduces the vibrant field of mechatronics and its key elements: physical system modeling; sensors and actuators; signals and systems; computers and logic systems; and software and data acquisition. These chapters, written by leading academics and practitioners, were carefully selected and organized to provide an accessible, general outline of the subject ideal for non-specialists. Mechatronics: An Introduction first defines and organizes the key elements of mechatronics, exploring design approach, system interfacing, instrumentation, control systems, and microprocessor-based controllers and microelectronics. It then surveys physical system modeling, introducing MEMS along with modeling and simulation. Coverage then moves to essential elements of sensors and actuators, including characteristics and fundamentals of time and frequency, followed by control systems and subsystems, computer hardware, logic, system interfaces, communication and computer networking, data acquisition, and computer-based instrumentation systems. Clear explanations and nearly 200 illustrations help bring the subject to life. Providing a broad overview of the fundamental aspects of the field, Mechatronics: An Introduction is an ideal primer for those new to the field, a handy review for those already familiar with the technology, and a friendly introduction for anyone who is curious about mechatronics.
The term “mechatronics” was coined in 1969, merging “mecha” from mechanism and “tronics” from electronics, to reflect the original idea at the basis of this discipline, that is, the integration of electrical and mechanical systems into a single device. The spread of this term, and of mechatronics itself, has been growing in the years, including new aspects and disciplines, like control engineering, computer engineering and communication/information engineering. Nowadays mechatronics has a well-defined and fundamental role, in strict relation with robotics. Drawing a sharp border between mechatronics and robotics is impossible, as they share many technologies and objectives. Advanced robots could be defined as mechatronic devices equipped with a “smart brain”, but there are also up-to-date mechatronic devices, used in tight interaction with humans, that are governed by smart architectures (for example, for safety purposes). Aim of this book is to offer a wide overview of new research trends and challenges for both mechatronics and robotics, through the contribution of researchers from different institutions, providing their view on specific subjects they consider as “hot topics” in both fields, with attention to new fields of application, new challenges to the research communities and new technologies available. The reader of this book will enjoy the various contributions, as they have been prepared with actual applications in mind, along a journey from advanced actuators and sensors to human-robot interaction, through robot control, navigation, planning and programming issues. The book presents several state-of-the-art solutions, like multiple-stage actuation to cope with conflicting specification of large motion-spans, ultra-high accuracy, model-based control for high-tech mechatronic systems, modern approaches of software systems engineering to robotics, aand humanoids for human assistance. The reader can also find new techniques in approaching the design of mechatronic systems in some possible industrial and service robotics scenarios, with a particular attention for the interaction between humans and mechanisms.
Mechatronics is a core subject for engineers, combining elements of mechanical and electronic engineering into the development of computer-controlled mechanical devices such as DVD players or anti-lock braking systems. This book is the most comprehensive text available for both mechanical and electrical engineering students and will enable them to engage fully with all stages of mechatronic system design. It offers broader and more integrated coverage than other books in the field with practical examples, case studies and exercises throughout and an Instructor's Manual. A further key feature of the book is its integrated coverage of programming the PIC microcontroller, and the use of MATLAB and Simulink programming and modelling, along with code files for downloading from the accompanying website. * Integrated coverage of PIC microcontroller programming, MATLAB and Simulink modelling * Fully developed student exercises, detailed practical examples * Accompanying website with Instructor's Manual, downloadable code and image bank
Mechatronics Integrates Key Systems From Mechanical, Electrical, Electronic, And Computer Engineering To Manufacture Industrial Products, Processes, And Operations. Intended As A Textbook For Courses In Mechatronics Or As An Up-To-Date Reference For Practicing Engineers, The Book Uses Extensive In-Text, Solved Examples And Computer Simulations To Cover The Basic Concepts. This Book Contains Information From Both The Theoretical And Application Perspectives Related To Mechatronic Systems. The Self-Explanatory Block Diagrams, Examples, And Numerous Illustrations Provide The Reader With A Self-Study Text To Develop Systems With Motors, Circuits, Microprocessors, And Controls. A CD-ROM With Numerous Simulations, Software, And Third-Party Applications Accompanies The Print Version Of The Text.
The book “Mechatronics: Recent Technological and Scientific Advances” provides comprehensive and accessible coverage of the evolving disciplines of mechatronics for nanotechnology, automatic control & robotics, biomedical engineering, design manufacturing and testing of MEMS, metrology, photonics, mechatronic products majors. It is already the third volume following the previous editions in 2007 and 2009 providing a recent state of advances in mechatronics presented on the 9th International Conference Mechatronics 2011, hosted this year at the Faculty of Mechatronics, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland. The carefully selected contributions give an insight into the current development of these scientific disciplines, present the new results of research and development and indicate the trends of development in the interdisciplinary field of mechatronics systems. Even though many people believe that the presence of mechanical, electrical, electronic components, and computers make a system mechatronics, others do not feel the same as there is nothing wrong with the individual identity. The enclosed material is original, and reflects the main research tendencies and developments in mechatronics among Mechatronics 2011 contributing countries. It helps to acquire the mix of skills needed to comprehend and design mechatronic systems and also provides with the frame of understanding to develop a truly interdisciplinary and integrated approach to engineering. The enclosed material is original, and reflects the main research tendencies and developments in mechatronics among Mechatronics 2011 contributing countries. It helps to acquire the mix of skills needed to comprehend and design mechatronic systems and also provides with the frame of understanding to develop a truly interdisciplinary and integrated approach to engineering.
Mechatronics is today fast developing as an interdisciplinary branch of engineering. This book offers a comprehensive coverage of the design and application of mechatronic systems. It discusses in detail the construction, operation, features and applications of various components of mechatronic systems. The text, profusely illustrated with diagrams, emphasizes the readers’ multidisciplinary skills and ability to design and maintain different mechatronic systems. Key Features : • Motivational assignments given at the end of each chapter and the Case Studies provided at the end of the book direct the readers to applications of mechatronics concepts in the real-world problems encountered in engineering practice. • Separate chapters are devoted to the advanced topics of Robotics and Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS). • The text is supported by a fair number of photographs of mechatronic systems and their components. This student-friendly text is primarily intended for the students of undergraduate and diploma courses in mechanical, electronics, industrial, and mechatronics engineering. It will also be of immense use to practising engineers.
This book presents recent advances and developments in control, automation, robotics, and measuring techniques. It presents contributions of top experts in the fields, focused on both theory and industrial practice. The particular chapters present a deep analysis of a specific technical problem which is in general followed by a numerical analysis and simulation, and results of an implementation for the solution of a real world problem. The presented theoretical results, practical solutions and guidelines will be useful for both researchers working in the area of engineering sciences and for practitioners solving industrial problems.
An Up-To-Date Reference on the Latest Developments of MechatronicsGeared toward engineers, designers, researchers, educators, and students, Mechatronics: Fundamentals and Applications focuses on integrating practice with theory relevant to electromechanical and multidomain systems. A result of the Distinguished Visiting Fellowship of the Royal Acad
Sensors for Mechatronics, Second Edition, offers an overview of the sensors and sensor systems required and applied in mechatronics. Emphasis lies on the physical background of the operating principles that is illustrated with examples of commercially available sensors and recent developments. Chapters discuss the general aspects of sensors, with a special section on quantities, notations and relations. In addition, the book includes a section devoted to sensor errors and error minimization that apply to most of the sensors discussed. Each subsequent chapter deals with one class of sensors, pursuing a classification according to physical principles rather than measurands. Categories discussed include resistive, capacitive, inductive and magnetic, optical, piezoelectric and acoustic sensors. For each category of sensors, a number of applications is given. Where appropriate, a section is added on the interfacing of the sensor. Presents a fully revised, updated edition that focuses on industrial applications Provides comprehensive coverage of a wide variety of sensor concepts and basic measurement configurations Written by a recognized expert in the field with extensive experience in industry and teaching Suitable for practicing engineers and those wanting to learn more about sensors in mechatronics
|Author||: Gheorghe Ion Gheorghe|
|Release Date||: 2019-07-19|
|ISBN 10||: 3030269914|
|Pages||: 302 pages|
These proceedings gather contributions presented at the 3rd International Conference of Mechatronics and Cyber-MixMechatronics/ICOMECYME, organized by the National Institute of R&D in Mechatronics and Measurement Technique in Bucharest, Romania, on September 5th–6th, 2019. Reflecting the expansion mechatronics, it discusses topics in the newer trans-disciplinary fields, such as adaptronics, integronics, and cyber-mixmechatronics. With a rich scientific tradition and attracting specialists from around the globe – including North America, South America, and Asia – ICOMECYME focuses on presenting the latest research. It is mainly directed at academics and advanced students, but also appeals to R&D experts, offering a platform for scientific exchange. These proceedings are a valuable resource for entrepreneurs who want to invest in research and who are open for collaborations.
Mechatronics, even though the term may not sound familiar, was originated long back in 1969. This is just another field of engineering that multiplies different subfields such as mechanics, electronics, electrical, computer science engineering, control engineering, and more. Basically, this is considered as the combination of mechanical engineering and electronics. The main aim of this mechatronics is to design a product that is a combination of all the field, technologies and system. The example and application of this subject are witnessed in every small aspect of our daily life while Robotics is one of the biggest examples of that. Another aim of mechatronics is to create more advanced technology by improvising and optimizing the functionalities of the products. Techniques from all the subfields are used to create a unique product. The importance of the term is massive in the industry and the same term is known by different names in various countries.