692 pages | 548 B/W Illus.
This book covers the key elements of physical systems modeling, sensors and actuators, signals and systems, computers and logic systems, and software and data acquisition. It describes mathematical models of the mechanical, electrical, and fluid subsystems that comprise many mechatronic systems.
Section I: Overview of Mechatronics 1. What Is Mechatronics? 2. Mechatronic Design Approach 3. System Interfacing, Instrumentation, and Control Systems 4. Microprocessor-Based Controllers and Microelectronics 5. An Introduction to Micro- and Nanotechnology 6. Mechatronics Engineering Curriculum Design Section II: Physical System Modeling 7. Modeling Electromechanical Systems 8. Structures and Materials 9. Modeling of Mechanical Systems for Mechatronics Applications 10. Fluid Power Systems 11. Electrical Engineering 12. Engineering Thermodynamics 13. Numerical Simulation 14. Modeling and Simulation for MEMS 15. Rotational and Translational Microelectromechanical Systems: MEMS Synthesis, Microfabrication, Analysis, and Optimization 16. The Physical Basis of Analogies in Physical System Models