Mechatronics: An Introduction
Robert H. Bishop
CRC Press, Sep 13, 2005 - Technology & Engineering - 312 pages
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.
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3 System Interfacing Instrumentation and Control Systems
4 MicroprocessorBased Controllers and Microelectronics
5 An Introduction to Micro and Nanotechnology
6 Modeling Electromechanical Systems
7 Modeling and Simulation for MEMS
8 The Physical Basis of Analogies in Physical System Models
13 The Role of Modeling in Mechatronics Design
14 Design Optimization of Mechatronic Systems
15 Introduction to Computers and Logic Systems
16 System Interfaces
17 Communications and Computer Networks
18 Control with Embedded Computers and Programmable Logic Controllers
19 Introduction to Data Acquisition
20 ComputerBased Instrumentation Systems
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