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November 2001



For a first course in Mechatronics taught at final year level in the departments of mechanical, electrical, computer and general engineering. This text provides a self-contained, modern treatment of the computer based mixed systems integration. The book covers fundamental topics starting with the physical properties, continuing with mathematical modeling and computer simulation and ending with applications illustrated by numerically and experimentally generated results. It explores all major topics in mechatronics and offers a detailed presentation of selected devices as well as numerous MATLAB, Simulink and LabVIEW applications.


1. Computer Integration of Electro-Mechanical Systems.
Mixed Systems Integration. Mechanical Structure, Sensors and Actuators, Computer Monitoring, and Control.
2. Sensor Modeling.
Sensors and Transducers. Temperature-Sensing Thermocouples. Strain, Stress, and Force Measurement Using Strain Gauges. Piezoelectric Strain Sensors and Accelerometers. Analog Position Measurement: Potentiometers. Digital Position Measurement: Optical Encoders. Velocity Measurement: Tachometers. Problems.
3. Actuators Modeling.
Direct Current Motors. Stepper Motors. Hydraulic Motors. Piezoelectric Actuators. Problems.
4. Interfacing.
Computer Interface Requirements. Operational Amplifiers. Signal Conditioning. Digital-to-Analog Conversion. Analog-to-Digital Conversion. Power Amplifiers and Actuator Drives. Problems.
5. Mixed Dynamic Systems Modeling and Simulation.
Overview of System Modeling. Block Diagrams and State Space Modeling. Object-Oriented Modeling: Signal and Power Transmission. Virtual Prototyping and Hardware-in-the-Loop Experimentation. Neural Network Models. Problems.
6. Data Acquisition and Virtual Instrumentation.
Computer-Based Monitoring and Control. LabVIEW Programming for Virtual Instrumentation. MATLAB Data Acquisition Toolbox. Data Analysis Tools. Signal Generation. Digital Signal Processing for the Fourier Transform. Signal Spectrum. Smoothing Windows. Digital Filters. Problems.
7. Real-Time Monitoring and Control: PC-Based and Embedded Microcontrollers.
Solutions for Real-Time Applications. Digital Signal Processors for Real-Time Applications. LabVIEW Real-Time Data Acquisition and Control. MATHWORKS Tools for Real-Time Data Acquisition and Control. Embedded Single-Chip Computers for System Integration. Problems.
8. Laboratory Experiments For Mechatronics.
Overview. Interfacing Sensors and Actuators using LabVIEW. MATLAB Sound Acquisition and FFT. Advanced Monitoring and Control Experiments. Problems.


Dan Necsulescu is currently a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Ottawa. He received the B.S. degree in power engineering and the Ph.D. degree in engineering from University Politehnica, Bucharest, Romania and the Licentiate in Philosophy degree from the University of Bucharest. His research interests and contributions are in dynamics and control, mechatronics, robotics, and optomechanics. He has over 45 journal publications and numerous presentations to his credit, and has co-authored an, applied virtual instrumentation book, published by WIT Press in 2000.
EAN: 9780201444919
ISBN: 0201444917
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2001
Seitenanzahl: 311 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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