Higher Education

Laboratory Exercises in Mechatronics, 1st Edition

  • Musa Jouaneh University of Rhode Island
  • ISBN-10: 1111570256  |  ISBN-13: 9781111570255
  • 131 Pages
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $35.50

About

Overview

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.

Features and Benefits

  • Includes Lab Safety Rules and General Equipment List.
  • The level of difficulty of the exercises vary. Lab Exercises 7 through 14 tend to be more involved and will take longer time to do than the first 6 exercises.
  • More exercises than can be covered in one semester are given such that the instructor has the choice of selecting exercises to give focus on particular concepts.
  • Each laboratory has a set of structured, guided exercises plus one or more of less structure where the student has to come up with the details to perform the exercise.
  • Low-cost and widely available components have been chosen for almost all of the exercises. This allows instructors to provide a mechatronics laboratory experience for many students with a modest investment in components and minimal technician support.
  • Up-to-date part ordering list for the components needed for these exercises available online.

Table of Contents

Lab 1. Basic Measurements.
Lab 2. Op-Amps.
Lab 3. Diodes and Leds.
Lab 4. BJT and MOSFET Transistors.
Lab 5. Relays and H-Bridge.
Lab 6. Digital Circuit Components.
Lab 7. PIC MCU – Basic.
Lab 8. PIC MCU – A/D and PWM.
Lab 9. PIC MCU – Serial Interfacing.
Lab 10. PIC MCU – Timing and Interrupts.
Lab 11. Timing and Functions in a PC and State Transition Diagrams.
Lab 12. Sensors.
Lab 13. Stepper Motors.
Lab 14. Feedback Control.
Suggested Projects.
Appendix A. Cable Connectors.
Appendix B. Manufacturer Data Sheets – Front Pages.

What's New

  • 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.

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Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"Simple, well organized, self explanatory, well written. Well selected sequence of topics."

— Hector Gutierrez, Ph.D., Florida Institute of Technology

"I like the use of more open-ended projects, the emphasis on low-cost components and materials, and the extensive projects in the second half of the course."

— Jordan M. Berg, Texas Tech University

"The lab book is very straightforward. It presents a low entry barrier to setup a mechatronics lab."

— Burford Furman, San José State University

"The approach and content of the labs is excellent."

— Ridha Ben Mrad, University of Toronto

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor Solutions Manual Lab Exercises  (ISBN-10: 1133111580 | ISBN-13: 9781133111580)

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

Mechatronics System Design  (ISBN-10: 143906198X | ISBN-13: 9781439061985)

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 opitimal 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.

List Price = $243.95  | CengageBrain Price = $243.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $183.75

Student Supplements

Mechatronics System Design  (ISBN-10: 143906198X | ISBN-13: 9781439061985)

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 opitimal 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.

List Price = $243.95  | CengageBrain Price = $243.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $183.75

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Musa Jouaneh

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).