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Mechatronics: An Integrated Approach

POSTED 09/27/2006

MechatronicsMechatronics: An Integrated Approach

Clarence W. de Silva
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

  • Builds on advanced concepts and applications systematically and progressively by chapter
  • Unifies material from a variety of engineering disciplines, useful to individuals approaching mechatronics from any relevant field
  • Integrates practical applications and tools throughout the book
  • Summarizes key issues in tables and bulleted lists for easy reference and recollection
  • Uses industry-standard, commercially available, and state-of-the-art software tools for analysis, design, and control of mechatronic systems, along with illustrative examples
  • Includes numerous worked examples, exercises, and case studies based on practical situations and applications
  • Offers solutions manual for course adoptions

While most books on the subject present material only on sensors and actuators, hardware and simulation, or modeling and control, Mechatronics: An Integrated Approach presents all of these topics in a single, unified volume from which users with a variety of engineering backgrounds can benefit. The integrated approach emphasizes the design and instrumentation of mechatronic systems.

A versatile text that spans several courses in mechatronics, the book offers a strong foundation in such core subjects as dynamic system modeling, electronic components and analysis, mechanical components and analysis, robotics, sensors/transducers and instrumentation, stepper motors, dc and ac motors and drives, hydraulic and pneumatic actuators, fluidics, automatic control, digital processing and hardware, communication and interfacing, software tools, design, and prototyping. Appendices provide additional background on Laplace and Fourier transform techniques, and software tools including MATLAB, SIMULINK, and LabVIEW. The book emphasizes practical situations and applications with numerous worked examples, problems, and exercises. An entire chapter is devoted to practical case studies.

Mechatronics: An Integrated Approach seamlessly incorporates advanced theory and concepts, various considerations of practical applications including tools, instrumentation, design issues, automatic control, and industrial techniques using a reader-friendly, snapshot style that is ideal for students with a basic engineering background.

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