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Mechatronic Systems

Devices, Design, Control, Operation and Monitoring, 1st Edition

Edited by Clarence W. de Silva

CRC Press

490 pages | 287 B/W Illus.

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Mechatronics has emerged as its own discipline over the past decade, yet no reference has lived up to the demands of being a working guide for designing and implementing the new generation of mechatronic systems. Uniting an international team of leading experts, Mechatronic Systems: Devices, Design, Control, Operation and Monitoring rises to the challenge of providing a practical, comprehensive, and detailed guide to the theory and application of modern mechatronics.

Weaving the Multi-Domain Tapestry

This book treats all components of the mechatronic system as a unified whole, combining mechanics, electronics, intelligent control, sensors, actuators, and communication networks through integrated design. Extensive cross-referencing lends this work a coherence not found in other books on mechatronics, which amount to little more than collections of papers.

Real-World Guidance from the Experts

Extensive examples and case studies take you effortlessly from theory to analysis, design, and application. Convenient snapshots in the form of tables, graphs, illustrations, and summaries give you immediate access to the information you need.

Mechatronic Systems: Devices, Design, Control, Operation and Monitoring is a critical compendium of need-to-know information covering mechatronic devices, communication and control technologies, mechatronic design and optimization, and techniques for monitoring and diagnosis.


"I have no doubt that [this text] will lead to further insights, new research, enhanced collaborations, and increased practical applications in the field of Mechatronics…"

-From the Foreword by Prof. Michael Isaacson, Ph.D., P.Eng., Dean, Faculty of Applied Science, University of British Columbia

Table of Contents

Technology Needs for Mechatronic Systems; C.W. de Silva


Robotic Application of Mechatronics; H. Li and S.X. Yang

Swiss Lever Escapement Mechanism; Y.Fu and R. Du

Instrumented Wheel for Wheelchair Propulsion Analysis; M. Mallakzadeh anf F. Sassani

MEMS-Based Ultrasonic Devices; T. Siu and M. Chiao

Polyaniline Nanostructures; H. Xia and H.S.O. Chan


TCP Connectivity Analysis in Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks; S. Adibi

i.LIGHT: Communication Using Visible Light; G.K.H. Pang

Bluetooth Networking; V.C.M. Leung and V.W.S. Wong

Brain-Machine Interfacing and Motor Prosthetics; A.E. Brockwell and M. Velliste


Adaptive Control of a Gantry System; C.S. Teo, K.K. Tan, S. Huang, and S.Y. Lim

Virtual Computer Numerical Control System; K. Erkorkmaz, Y. Altintas, and C-H. Yeung

Model Predictive Control of a Flexible Robot; T. Fan and C.W. de Silva

Computer Vision in Multi-Robot Cooperative Control; Y. Wang and C.W. de Silva

Robotic Tasks Using Discrete Event Controller; N.W. Koh, M.H. Ang Jr., and S.Y. Lim

Fuzzy Modeling and Control; Z. Guo, J. Mao, Y. Yue, and Y. Li


Mechatronic Modeling and Design; S. Behbahani and C.W. de Silva

Evolutionary Mechatronic Tool; S. Behbahani and C.W. de Silva

Mechatronic Design Quotient; S. Behbahani and C.W. de Silva

Kinematic Design Optimization of Acrobot; L. Yang, C.M. Chew, A.N. Poo, and C.W. de Silva

Evolutionary Optimization in the Design of a Heat Sink; M.R. Alrasheed, C.W. de Silva, and M.S. Gadala

Actuator Optimization and Fuzzy Control in Mechatronics; H. Marzi


Health Monitoring of a Mechatronic System; F. Pirmoradi, F. Sassani, and C.W. de Silva

Defect Detection of Patterned Objects; H>y.T. Ngan and G.K.H. Pang

Fault Detection and Diagnosis in Mechatronic Systems; K.K. Tan, S. Huang, T.H. Lee, A.S. Putra, C.S. Teo, and C.W. de Silva

Sensor Fusion for Online Tool Condition Monitoring; W.H. Wang, Y.S. Wong, and G.S. Hong

Modeling of Cutting Forces During Machining; Z.G. Wang, M. Rahman, Y.S. Wong, K.S. Neo, J. Sun, and H. Onozuka

Mechatronics in Landmine Detection and Removal; T. Nanayakkara, L. Piyathilaka, and A. Subasinghe

Online Monitoring and Fault Diagnosis of Ship Propulsion Systems; Z. Feng, Z. Chen, and Y. Wang


About the Authors/Editor

de Silva\, Clarence W.

About the Series

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electronics / Microelectronics