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Specifications of Mechtronics

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  • ISBN 978-93-83733-67-5
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  • Chapter 1 Introduction

    Introduction, Need for Mechatronics in Industry, Mechatronics in Manufacturing, Objectives of Mechatronics, Mechatronics Technology, Block Diagram of Mechatronics, Mechatronics and Engineering Skills, Applications of Mechatronics, CNC and FMS Machine, Configuration of Micro-Nanomechatronics, Microprocessor Based Controllers, Scope of Mechatronics, Importance of Mechatronics, Summary, Review Questions

    Chapter 2 Sensor

    Introduction, Principle of Sensor, Classification of Sensor, Linear and Rotational Sensor,

     Linear Variable Differential Transformer (LVDT) , Rotary Variable Differential Transformer (RVDT), Acceleration Sensors, Piezoelectric Transducers,  Flow Sensors, Ultrasonic Flow Meters, Force, Torque and Pressure Sensors, Strain Gauge, Temperature Sensors, Micro and Nano Sensors, Light Detection Sensor, Image Sensor, Charge Coupled Device (CCD), Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS), Machine Vision System, Selection of Sensors, Development of Sensor, Sensor Specification, Numerical Problems, Summary, Review Questions

    Chapter 3 Actuators

    Introduction, Types of Actuators, Mechanical Actuator, Hydraulic Actuator, Hydraulic Cylinders, Hydraulic Motors, Pneumatic Actuator, Types of Pneumatics Actuators, Application Areas of Pneumatic and Hydraulic Actuators, Piezoelectric Actuators, Principles of Operation, Types of Piezoelectric Actuators, Applications for Piezoelectric Actuators,  Electromechanical Actuators, Simplified Design, Standard vs Compact Construction, Principles, Variations, Summary, Review Questions

    Chapter 4 Systems and Controls

    Introduction, The Role of Controls in Mechatronics, Role of Modeling in Mechatronics, Modeling as Part of the Design Process, Signals and Systems, Continuous- and Discrete-Time Signals, Deterministic and Non-Deterministic Signals, Periodic and Aperiodic Signals, Even and Odd Signals, Energy and Power Signals, Some Basic Signals Unit Impulse Function and Unit Step Function, Ramp Function, Exponential Signal, Sinusoidal Signal, Digital Control System, The Z-Transform, Unit Step, Ramp Function, Polynomial Function, Exponential Function, Sinusoidal and Cosinusoidal Function, Properties of Z-Transform, The Z-Transfer Function (Pulse Transfer Function), The Inverse Z-Transform, Continuous and Discrete-time State Space Models, Continuous-Time Linear State Space Models, Discrete-time Linear State Space Models, Summary, Review Questions

    Chapter 5 Advanced Control System

    Introduction, Digital Signal Processing for Mechatronic Application, Commonly Used DSP Operation, Adaptive and Nonlinear Control Design, Direct and Indirect Adaptive Control, Nonlinear Adaptive Control Systems, Neural Network, Neuron Cell, Feedforward Neural Networks, Fuzzy System, Fuzzification, Rule Evaluation, Defuzzification, Design Optimization of Mechatronic System, Parametric Optimization, Control System Design, Types of Control System, Differences between Open-Loop Control System & Closed–Loop Control  System, Examples of Open Loop and Closed Loop Control System, Applications of Open and Closed Loop Systems, Brief Idea of Multivariable Control Systems, Summary, Review Questions

    Chapter 6 Data Acquisition System

    Introduction, Objectives of Data Acquisition System, Measurement Techniques of Sensor, Strain Gauge, Resistance Temperature Detector, Thermocouple, Analog-to-Digital Conversion (ADC), ADC Process, Procedure of Conversion, Components Used in A/D Conversion, Analog-to-Digital (A/D) Converter, Design Principles, Digital-to-Analog (D/A) Conversion, Digital-to-Analog Converters, Pulse-Modulation, Signal Conditioning and Its Necessity, Process Adopted in Signal Conditioning, Functions of Signal Conditioning Equipment, Data Recording and Logging, Data Logging Functional Requirements, Computer-Based Instrumentation System, Software Design and Development, Concept of Software, The Nature of Software Engineering, Summary, Review Questions.

    Chapter 7 Mechatronics System Design

    Introduction, Computer Numerical Control Machine, Construction of CNC Machine, Classification of CNC Machine, Elevator, Types of Elevator, Escalator,  Components of Escalators, Working of Escalators, Type of Escalators, Applications of Mechatronics System, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Components Of Anti-Lock Breaking System(ABS) , Brake Types, Working Of ABS Or Anti-Lock Braking System, Tank Fluid Level and Temperature Control System, Mobile Robots and Manipulator Arms, Helicopter, Aeroplane, Aeroplane Configuration Alternatives, Manufacturing-Related Items, Sorting System, Sorting Methods, Type of Sorting Systems, Packaging System, Objective of Packaging System, Automated Packaging System, Summary, Review Questions