Higher Education

Mechatronics System Design, SI Version, 2nd Edition

  • Devdas Shetty University of the District of Columbia
  • Richard A. Kolk Senior Vice-President – Technology, Pace Controls, Philadelphia, PA
  • ISBN-10: 1439061998  |  ISBN-13: 9781439061992
  • 504 Pages
  • © 2011 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $183.75
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This text by Shetty and Kolk, blends the pertinent aspects of mechatronics--system modeling, simulation, sensors, actuation, real-time computer interfacing, and control--into a single unified result suitable for use in the college-level mechatronic curriculum. Students are introduced to all the topics needed to develop a good understanding of the basic principles used in mechatronics technology through the use of examples, problems and case studies, all of which can be quickly and affordably assembled and investigated in laboratory settings. Core aspects are combined with practical industrial applications and are presented in an optimal way for understanding. The book features extensive coverage of the modeling and simulation of physical systems made possible by block-diagrams, the modified analogy approach to modeling, and state-of-the-art visual simulation software. A collection of case studies drawn from a variety of industries (complete with parts, lists, setup, and instructions) are used to support the authors' applied, design-oriented approach. Readers of this text will be equipped with all the tools necessary to plan, test, and implement a well-designed mechatronic system.

Features and Benefits

  • Includes an overview and explanation of mechatronics from a model-based perspective.
  • Uses a Modified Analogy Approach for creating dynamical models of physical systems.
  • Contains sensor and actuator
  • Presents a thorough discussion of classical control with the incorporation of real-world constraints.
  • Gives a discussion of analog and digital hardware components for real-time computer interfacing.
  • Incorporates a collection of case studies, complete with parts list, suitable for laboratory exercises.
  • Includes a summary of recent advances in the mechatronics field and future trends.

Table of Contents

What is Mechatronics? Integrated Design Issues in Mechatronics. The Mechatronics Design Process. Mechatronics Key Elements. Applications in Mechatronics. Summary. References. Problems.

Operator Notation and Transfer Functions. Block Diagrams, Manipulations, and Simulation. Block Diagram Modeling—Direct Method. Block Diagram Modeling—Analogy Approach. Electrical Systems. Mechanical Translational Systems. Mechanical Rotational Systems. Electrical–Mechanical Coupling. Fluid Systems. Summary. References. Problems. Appendix to Chapter 2.

Introduction to Sensors and Transducers. Sensitivity Analysis—Influence of Component Variation. Sensors for Motion and Position Measurement. Digital Sensors for Motion Measurement. Force, Torque, and Tactile Sensors. Vibration—Acceleration Sensors. Sensors for Flow Measurement. Temperature Sensing Devices. Sensor Applications. Summary. References. Problems.

Direct Current Motors. Permanent Magnet Stepper Motor. Fluid Power Actuation. Fluid Power Design Elements. Piezoelectric Actuators. Summary. References. Problems.

Number Systems in Mechatronics. Binary Logic. Karnaugh Map Minimization. Programmable Logic Controllers. Summary. References. Problems.

Introduction to Signals, Systems, and Controls. Laplace Transform Solution of Ordinary Differential Equations. System Representation. Linearization of Nonlinear Systems. Time Delays. Measures of System Performance. Root Locus. Bode Plots. Controller Design Using Pole Placement Method. Summary. References. Problems.

Introduction. Elements of a Data Acquisition and Control System. Transducers and Signal Conditioning. Devices for Data Conversion. Data Conversion Process. Application Software. Summary. References.

Comprehensive Case Studies. Data Acquisition Case Studies. Data Acquisition and Control Case Studies. Summary. References. Problems.

for Additional Case Studies.

What's New

  • Simulation and Real time interfacing using National Instrument's LabView has been used in addition to VisSim by Virtual Simulation Inc.
  • Numerous design examples and end-of-chapter problems have been added to help students understand basic mechatronics methodology.
  • A simple motion control example which is carried out over the 8 chapters allows progressive coverage of the different elements of mechatronics systems.
  • Current trends in mechatronics and smart manufacturing are presented in the first chapter.
  • Illustration of block diagram approach and emphasis on the comprehensive use of mathematical analysis, simulation and modeling, control and real time interfacing in implementing case studies.
  • Expanded coverage of sensors, real time interfacing, multiple input and multiple output systems.

Efficacy and Outcomes


"The authors show step by step how to solve problems which will help the student learn the material well."

— Dr. M. K. Ramasubramanian, North Carolina State University

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Devdas Shetty

Dr. Devdas Shetty serves as Dean and Professor at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of the District of Columbia, Washington D.C. Dr. Shetty previously served as Dean of Engineering at Lawrence Technological Institute and Dean of Research at the University of Hartford. At the University of Hartford, Dr. Shetty was Director of the Engineering Applications Center, through which he established partnerships with more than 50 Connecticut industries. At Lawrence Technological University, he initiated several new academic programs, established partnerships, and contributed to curricular innovation. Prior to going to Hartford, he held academic positions at the Albert Nerkin School of Engineering at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City. Dr. Shetty is the author of three books and more than 200 scientific articles and has obtained six patents. His research work has been cited for contribution to the understanding of engineering surface measurement, for intellectual achievements in mechatronics, and for contributions to product design. He is the recipient of academic and research grants from organizations such as the National Science Foundation, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, U.S. Army, and U.S. Air Force. Shetty led research efforts in a U.S. Army research project on unmanned aerial vehicles. In partnership with Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, he invented the patented mechatronics process for supporting patients. He has chaired several international conferences and presented keynote lectures. Honors received by Dr. Shetty include the James Frances Bent award for Creativity, the Edward S. Roth National Award for Manufacturing from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineering Faculty Award, and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Honor Award. He is an elected member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering.

Richard A. Kolk

Richard Kolk is Senior Vice President, Engineering & Technology, of PaceControls. He is a Willis Carrier Fellow and commercial control engineering manager. During his 23-year career with United Technologies and Carrier Corporation, Mr. Kolk has lead PaceControls’ research and development team in the development of next-generation products, and in its ongoing joint product development activities. Mr. Kolk earned a B.S.E.E. degree from the University of Connecticut, and an M.S.E.E. degree from California State University-Long Beach. He served as an adjunct professor for over 20 years at the University of Hartford, where he was awarded the Gordon Clark Ramsey Award for Creative Teaching Excellence.