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Mechatronics

An Introduction, 1st Edition

Edited by Robert H. Bishop

CRC Press

312 pages | 199 B/W Illus.

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Description

Mechatronics has evolved into a way of life in engineering practice, and it pervades virtually every aspect of the modern world. In chapters drawn from the bestselling and now standard engineering reference, The Mechatronics Handbook, this book introduces the vibrant field of mechatronics and its key elements: physical system modeling; sensors and actuators; signals and systems; computers and logic systems; and software and data acquisition. These chapters, written by leading academics and practitioners, were carefully selected and organized to provide an accessible, general outline of the subject ideal for non-specialists.

Mechatronics: An Introduction first defines and organizes the key elements of mechatronics, exploring design approach, system interfacing, instrumentation, control systems, and microprocessor-based controllers and microelectronics. It then surveys physical system modeling, introducing MEMS along with modeling and simulation. Coverage then moves to essential elements of sensors and actuators, including characteristics and fundamentals of time and frequency, followed by control systems and subsystems, computer hardware, logic, system interfaces, communication and computer networking, data acquisition, and computer-based instrumentation systems. Clear explanations and nearly 200 illustrations help bring the subject to life.

Providing a broad overview of the fundamental aspects of the field, Mechatronics: An Introduction is an ideal primer for those new to the field, a handy review for those already familiar with the technology, and a friendly introduction for anyone who is curious about mechatronics.

Table of Contents

What is Mechatronics?

Robert H. Bishop and M. K. Ramasubramanian

Mechatronic Design Approach

Rolf Isermann

System Interfacing, Instrumentation, and Control Systems

Rick Homkes

Microprocessor-Based Controllers and Microelectronics

Ondrej Novak and Ivan Dolezal

An Introduction to Micro- and Nanotechnology

Michael Goldfarb, Alvin Strauss, and Eric J. Barth

Modeling Electromechanical Systems

Francis C. Moon

Modeling and Simulation for MEMS

Carla Purdy

The Physical Basis of Analogies in Physical System Models

Neville Hogan and Peter C. Breedveld

Introduction to Sensors and Actuators

M. Anjanappa, K. Datta, and T. Song

Fundamentals of Time and Frequency

Michael A. Lombardi

Sensor and Actuator Characteristics

Joey Parker

The Role of Controls in Mechatronics

Job van Amerongen

The Role of Modeling in Mechatronics Design

Jeffrey A. Jalkio

Design Optimization of Mechatronic Systems

Tomas Brezina, Ctirad Kratochvil, and Cestmir Ondrusek

Introduction to Computers and Logic Systems

Kevin Craig and Fred Stol?

System Interfaces

M.J. Tordon and J. Katupitiya

Communications and Computer Networks

Mohammad Ilyas

Control with Embedded Computers and Programmable Logic Controllers

Hugh Jack and Andrew Sterian

Introduction to Data Acquisition

Jace Curtis

Computer-Based Instrumentation Systems

Kris Fuller

Software Design and Development

Margaret H. Hamilton

Index

Subject Categories

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