Mechatronic Systems and Process Automation: Model-Driven Approach and Practical Design Guidelines, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Mechatronic Systems and Process Automation

Model-Driven Approach and Practical Design Guidelines, 1st Edition

By Patrick O.J. Kaltjob

CRC Press

447 pages

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The book discusses the concept of process automation and mechatronic system design, while offering a unified approach and methodology for the modeling, analysis, automation and control, networking, monitoring, and sensing of various machines and processes from single electrical-driven machines to large-scale industrial process operations. This step-by-step guide covers design applications from various engineering disciplines (mechanical, chemical, electrical, computer, biomedical) through real-life mechatronics problems and industrial automation case studies with topics such as manufacturing, power grid, cement production, wind generator, oil refining, incubator, etc.

  • Provides step-by-step procedures for the modeling, analysis, control and automation, networking, monitoring, and sensing of single electrical-driven machines to large-scale industrial process operations.
  • Presents model-based theory and practice guidelines for mechatronics system and process automation design.
  • Includes worked examples in every chapter and numerous end-of-chapter real-life exercises, problems, and case studies.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Mechatronic Systems and Process Automation

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Definitions and Classifications

1.3 Generic Automation System Architecture and Components

1.4 Examples of Product and Industrial Process Automation

1.5 Generic Automation System Objectives and Design Methodology

Exercises and Conceptual Problems

2. Electrical-Driven Actuating Elements: Modeling and Selection

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Electrical-Driven Actuating Systems

2.3 Electrical Motor Sizing and Selection Procedure

2.4 Modeling of Mechanical Transmission Elements

2.5 Modeling of Electrofluidic Transmission Elements

2.6 Modeling of Electrothermal Transmission Elements

2.7 Electrical Binary Actuators

2.8 Solenoids

Exercises and Problems

3. Logic Controller Design

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Logic System Design Preliminaries and Methods

3.3 Process Description and Functional Analysis

3.4 Formal Modeling of Discrete Systems

3.5 Logic Controller Circuit Design

3.6 Logic Controller Programming Languages

3.7 Wiring Diagram and Automation Project Documentation

3.8 Sizing and Selection of Automation Systems

3.9 Fail-Safe Design and Interlocks and Validation Issues

3.10 Illustrative Case Studies

Exercises and Problems

4. Process Monitoring, Fault Detection, and Diagnosis

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Requirements for Process Monitoring, Control, and Fault Diagnosis

4.3 Monitoring System Architecture and Components

4.4 Operating Model and Fault Management of Processes

4.5 Design Methodology for Monitoring and Control Systems

4.6 Fault-Tolerant Process Design Requirements

4.7 Industrial Case Studies

4.8 Distributed Control Systems


5. Sensing and Data Acquisition Elements: Modeling and Selection

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Detection and Measurement Elements: Modeling and Selection

5.3 Signal Conditioning

5.4 Signal Conversion Technology

5.5 Data Logging and Processing

Exercises and Problems

6. Data Transmission System

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Network Topology

6.3 Components of Industrial Automation Networks

6.4 Constraint Specifications of an Industrial Network

6.5 Communication Protocols for Industrial Automation Systems

6.6 Audit of Industrial Network

6.7 Network Performance Criteria, Benchmarks, and Selection Trade-Off

Exercises and Problems

Appendix A: Boolean Algebra, Bus Drivers, and Logic Gates

About the Author

Dr. Kaltjob received graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (MSc.1999, Ph.D. 2003) after pursuing undergraduate engineering programs at Laval and McGill (B.Sc.Eng., 1996). He has been a visiting researcher at WZL RWTH Aachen, Germany (2004). He is currently an associate professor of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications at Ecole Polytechnique, UY1, Cameroon since 2005. His research interests cover distributed control systems, smart grid, and biomedical systems. He is a consultant for automation solution integrators and for global corporations operating in various industrial sectors including cement production, electric power network, brewery, oil refinery. He is the author of numerous journal articles and conference proceedings.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Mechanics / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electronics / General