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FEM and Micromechatronics with ATILA Software

1st Edition

By Kenji Uchino

CRC Press

360 pages | 945 B/W Illus.

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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

FUNDAMENTALS

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

Multilayers

Unimorph/Bimorph

Monie/Cymbal

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

HOW TO USE ATILA

Preparation

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

Bimorph

Unimorph

Multilayer

Cymbal

Piezoelectric Transformer

Rosen Type

Ring-Dot Type

Ultrasonic Motor

L-Shape Motor

p-Shape Motor

Metal-Tube Motor

Underwater Transducer

Langevin Type

Cymbal

Tonpilz Sonar

Acoustic Lens

Homework

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI041000
SCIENCE / Mechanics / General
TEC007000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electrical
TEC008000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electronics / General