Mechatronic Systems: Fundamentals

Industrial Robot

ISSN: 0143-991x

Article publication date: 1 June 2004




Rigelsford, J. (2004), "Mechatronic Systems: Fundamentals", Industrial Robot, Vol. 31 No. 3.



Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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Mechatronic Systems: Fundamentals

Mechatronic Systems: Fundamentals

Rolf IsermannSpringer2003624 pp.ISBN 1-85233-693-5£79.50 Hardcover

Keywords: Mechatronics

Mechatronic Systems provides a comprehensive overview of the main fundamental theoretical and practical aspects of mechatronic systems and their design. It is suitable for students in control, electrical and mechanical engineering disciplines, with the exercises presented at the end of each chapter helping to reinforce the concepts covered in the text.

Chapter 1 discusses Integrated Mechanical Electronic Systems and outlines the transition from mechanical to mechatronic systems, while chapter 2 addresses the Fundamentals of Theoretical Modelling of Technical Processes. The Fundamental Equations of the Dynamics of Mechanical Systems with Mobile Masses are presented in chapter 3.

Chapter 4, Mechanical Elements, introduces the mathematical models of frequently used mechanical elements including bars, springs, dampers, bearings, and one- and multi-mass oscillators. Friction and backlash are also addressed. The following two chapters discuss Electrical Drives, and Machines and Drivetrains, respectively.

Chapter 7 addresses methods for the Identification of Dynamic Systems, while Models of Oscillators and their Identification are discussed in chapter 8. The following three chapters provide an overview of commonly found Sensors, Actuators, and Microcomputers. The final chapter of the book presents Examples for the Design of Mechatronic Systems: Modelling, Control and Diagnosis. These include: electromagnetic actuators - nonlinear control and fault detection; semi-active vehicle suspensions; electromechanical disc brake (EMB); and an industrial robot.

Jon Rigelsford