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Overview

The objective of FUNDAMENTALS OF MECHATRONICS is to cover both hardware and software aspects of mechatronics systems in a single text, giving a complete treatment to the subject matter. The text focuses on application considerations and relevant practical issues that arise in the selection and design of mechatronics components and systems. The text uses several programming languages to illustrate the key topics. Different programming platforms are presented to give instructors the choice to select the programming language most suited to their course objectives. A separate laboratory book, with additional exercises is provided to give guided hands-on experience with many of the topics covered in the text.

Musa Jouaneh, University of Rhode Island

Musa Jouaneh received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette in 1984 and then went on to the University of California at Berkeley where he received his M.Eng in 1986 and his Ph.D. in 1989. He is currently a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics at the University of Rhode Island. His teaching interests include Mechatronics, Robotics, Real-Time Monitoring and Control, and Engineering Mechanics. Professor Jouaneh has been the recipient of several awards including URI Outstanding Contributions to Intellectual Property Award (2004),The URI Foundation Teaching Excellence Award (2003), URI Outstanding Intellectual Property Development Recognition Award (2003), The 2002-2003 Edmund and Dorothy Marshall Faculty Excellence Award in Engineering, Advisor to Merit Award Winner in the Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation Design Competition (2001 and 2002), Albert E. Carlotti Faculty Excellence Award in Engineering (1993), Graduate Fellowship, University of California at Berkeley (1984-1985).
  • Optional Arduino-related materials and exercises are now available. To receive a revised Chapter 4 of Fundamentals of Mechatronics and a revised Lab 7 and 8 from Laboratory Exercises in Mechatronics, please email globalengineering@cengage.com.
  • Includes coverage of the essential topics in mechatronics including analog and digital circuits, basic electronics, microcontrollers, data acquisition and interfacing, control software, sensors and actuators, and feedback control.
  • Emphasis is placed on structured software development. Software concepts are applicable for both microcontrollers and PC-based systems.
  • Discusses software topics such as timing, task/states, graphical user interfaces, and real-time operating systems that are needed to implement control of mechatronics systems. Software code examples are presented in C, MATLAB, and Visual Basic Express.
  • Coverage of PIC microcontrollers as well as the interfacing of microcontrollers/PCs and mechatronic components using techniques such as asynchronous serial, synchronous serial, USB, and Ethernet interfacing.
  • A companion laboratory book containing mechatronics lab exercises designed to give students guided, hands-on experience with application of the concepts covered in the text.
  • Contains illustrative real-world examples and case studies as well as descriptions of several simple-to-build experimental systems.
  • Example problems, concept questions, problems, and basic laboratory exercises can be found in most chapters.
  • Instructor's Solution Manual, Annotated PowerPoints, and Lecture Builder PowerPoints can be found on the accompanying Instructor Companion website.
1. INTRODUCTION TO MECHATRONICS.
Examples of Mechatronic Systems.
2. ANALOG CIRCUITS AND COMPONENTS.
Analog Circuit Elements. Mechanical Switches. Circuit Analysis. Equivalent Circuits. Impedance. AC Signals. Power in Circuits. Operational Amplifiers. Grounding. Solenoids and Relays.
3. SEMICONDUCTOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND DIGITAL CIRCUITS.
Diodes. Thyristors. Bipolar Junction Transistor. Metal Oxide Field Effect Transistor. Combinational Logic Circuits. Sequential Logic Circuits. Circuit Families. Digital Devices. H-Bridge Drives.
4. MICROCONTROLLERS.
Numbering Systems. Microprocessors and Microcontrollers. PIC Microcontroller. Programming the PIC Microcontroller. C-Language Basics. PIC MCU Devices and Features. Interrupts. Assembly Language Programming.
5. DATA ACQUISITION AND MICROCONTROLLER/PC INTERFACING
Sampling Theory. Analog to Digital Converter. Digital to Analog Converter. Parallel Port. Data Acquisition Board Programming. USART Serial Port. Serial Peripheral Interface. Inter-Integrated Circuit Interface. USB Communication. Network Connection.
6. CONTROL SOFTWARE.
Time and Timers. Timing Functions. Control Tasks. Task Scanning. State Organization. Control Tasks Implementation in Software. Multitasking. Threading in VBE. Resource Sharing. Real-Time Operating Systems. Graphical User Interface.
7. SENSORS.
Sensors Performance Terminology. Displacement Measurement. Proximity Measurement. Speed Measurement. Strain Measurement. Force and Torque Measurement. Temperature Measurement. Vibration Measurement. Signal Conditioning. Sensor Output.
8. ACTUATORS.
DC Motors. AC Motors. Stepper Motors. Other Motor Types. Actuator Selection.
9. FEEDBACK CONTROL
Open and Closed-Loop Control. Design of Feedback Control Systems. Control Basics. PID Controller. Digital Implementation of a PID Controller. Nonlinearities. Other Control Schemes.
10. MECHATRONICS PROJECTS.
Stepper-Motor Driven Rotary Table. A Paper Dispensing System That Uses a Roller Driven by a Position Controlled DC Motor. A Temperature-Controlled Heating System That Uses a Heating Coil, a Copper Plat, and a Temperature Sensor.
APPENDIX A: VISUAL BASIC EXPRESS.
APPENDIX B: SYSTEM RESPONSE.
APPENDIX C: MATLAB SIMULATION OF DYNAMIC SYSTEMS.
APPENDIX D: 7-BIT ASCII CODE.

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Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Laboratory Exercises in Mechatronics

ISBN: 9781111570255
This book contains mechatronics laboratory exercises designed to give the student hands-on experience with applications of the concepts covered in a mechatronics course. 14 laboratory exercises are included plus a section that has a list of suggested extended or final projects. The first six laboratory exercises are designed to illustrate basic measurements, electrical circuits and electronic concepts. Later exercises focus on microcontrollers, timing and state-transition diagrams, sensors, stepper motors, and feedback control.

Instructor Solutions Manual Lab Exercises

ISBN: 9781133111580
Includes solutions for Instructor's to all the lab exercises in the manual.

FOR STUDENTS

Laboratory Exercises in Mechatronics

ISBN: 9781111570255
This book contains mechatronics laboratory exercises designed to give the student hands-on experience with applications of the concepts covered in a mechatronics course. 14 laboratory exercises are included plus a section that has a list of suggested extended or final projects. The first six laboratory exercises are designed to illustrate basic measurements, electrical circuits and electronic concepts. Later exercises focus on microcontrollers, timing and state-transition diagrams, sensors, stepper motors, and feedback control.