1st Edition

FEM and Micromechatronics with ATILA Software

ISBN 9781420058789
Published May 5, 2008 by CRC Press
360 Pages 945 B/W Illustrations

USD $130.00

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Book Description

Students preparing to work with mechatronics, particularly with highly precise and smart actuators, face the challenge of designing and analyzing devices without formal and practical guidance in computer techniques. Finally there is a textbook that is as practical as it is authoritative: Kenji Uchino's FEM and Micromechatronics with ATILA Software.

Ideal for Today's Computer-Based Curricula
Every aspect of this book reflects its focus on being easy to use, easy to teach from, and above all, easy to implement. The first half of the text outlines the theory needed to develop and design smart actuators and transducers, while the second half walks students step-by-step through the software implementation using seven extensive examples. Even the book's lay-flat binding makes it easy for students to follow the text while working simultaneously at a computer. The companion CD-ROM supplies a free educational version of ATILA-Light.

Unified Coverage for Integrated Technologies
Covering the myriad challenges posed by smart transducers, the author introduces the fundamentals of piezoelectric and magnetostrictive devices, practical materials, device designs, drive and control techniques, and typical applications. Numerous problems and examples give students ample opportunity to put the concepts into practice.

Outlining a complete treatment in 30 convenient 75 minute lessons, FEM and Micromechatronics with ATILA Software is a unique classroom text that students will continue to use throughout their entire careers.

Table of Contents

Trend of Micromechatronics and Computer Simulation
The Need for New Actuators
An Overview of Solid State Actuators
Necessity of Computer Simulation
Purpose and of This Textbook
Overview of Piezoelectricity and Magnetostriction
Piezoelectric Materials: Overview
Magnetostrictive Materials
Mathematical Treatment
Applications of Smart Transducers
Structures of Smart Transducers
Design Classification
Displacement Amplification Mechanisms
Ultrasonic Motor
Underwater Transducer
Drive/Control Techniques of Smart Transducers
Classification of Piezoelectric Actuators
Pulse Drive
Resonance Drive
Piezoelectric Damper
Finite Element Analysis for Smart Transducers
Fundamentals of Finite Element Analysis
Defining the Equations for the Problem
Application of the Finite Element Method
FEM Simulation Examples
Design Optimization with FEM
Optimization of the Metal Tube Motor
Genetic Optimization
Cymbal Array
Future of the FEM in Smart Structures
Nonlinear/Hysteresis Characteristics
Heat Generation
Hysteresis Estimation Program
ATILA Download
General Simulation Process/Lean GiD
Animation, Admittance Curve, Report Format
Hot to Use the Attached GiD File in This CD
"HELP" Menu
Piezoelectric Plate
Rectangular Plate
Circular Disk
Magnetostrictive Rod
Composite Structure
Piezoelectric Transformer
Rosen Type
Ring-Dot Type
Ultrasonic Motor
L-Shape Motor
p-Shape Motor
Metal-Tube Motor
Underwater Transducer
Langevin Type
Tonpilz Sonar
Acoustic Lens

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Kenji Uchino (Author)