Mechatronics has emerged as its own discipline over the past decade, yet no reference has lived up to the demands of being a working guide for designing and implementing the new generation of mechatronic systems. Uniting an international team of leading experts, Mechatronic Systems: Devices, Design, Control, Operation and Monitoring rises to the challenge of providing a practical, comprehensive, and detailed guide to the theory and application of modern mechatronics.
Weaving the Multi-Domain Tapestry
This book treats all components of the mechatronic system as a unified whole, combining mechanics, electronics, intelligent control, sensors, actuators, and communication networks through integrated design. Extensive cross-referencing lends this work a coherence not found in other books on mechatronics, which amount to little more than collections of papers.
Real-World Guidance from the Experts
Extensive examples and case studies take you effortlessly from theory to analysis, design, and application. Convenient snapshots in the form of tables, graphs, illustrations, and summaries give you immediate access to the information you need.
Mechatronic Systems: Devices, Design, Control, Operation and Monitoring is a critical compendium of need-to-know information covering mechatronic devices, communication and control technologies, mechatronic design and optimization, and techniques for monitoring and diagnosis.
Table of Contents
Technology Needs for Mechatronic Systems; C.W. de Silva
Robotic Application of Mechatronics; H. Li and S.X. Yang
Swiss Lever Escapement Mechanism; Y.Fu and R. Du
Instrumented Wheel for Wheelchair Propulsion Analysis; M. Mallakzadeh anf F. Sassani
MEMS-Based Ultrasonic Devices; T. Siu and M. Chiao
Polyaniline Nanostructures; H. Xia and H.S.O. Chan
TCP Connectivity Analysis in Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks; S. Adibi
i.LIGHT: Communication Using Visible Light; G.K.H. Pang
Bluetooth Networking; V.C.M. Leung and V.W.S. Wong
Brain-Machine Interfacing and Motor Prosthetics; A.E. Brockwell and M. Velliste
Adaptive Control of a Gantry System; C.S. Teo, K.K. Tan, S. Huang, and S.Y. Lim
Virtual Computer Numerical Control System; K. Erkorkmaz, Y. Altintas, and C-H. Yeung
Model Predictive Control of a Flexible Robot; T. Fan and C.W. de Silva
Computer Vision in Multi-Robot Cooperative Control; Y. Wang and C.W. de Silva
Robotic Tasks Using Discrete Event Controller; N.W. Koh, M.H. Ang Jr., and S.Y. Lim
Fuzzy Modeling and Control; Z. Guo, J. Mao, Y. Yue, and Y. Li
MECHATRONIC DESIGN AND OPTIMIZATION
Mechatronic Modeling and Design; S. Behbahani and C.W. de Silva
Evolutionary Mechatronic Tool; S. Behbahani and C.W. de Silva
Mechatronic Design Quotient; S. Behbahani and C.W. de Silva
Kinematic Design Optimization of Acrobot; L. Yang, C.M. Chew, A.N. Poo, and C.W. de Silva
Evolutionary Optimization in the Design of a Heat Sink; M.R. Alrasheed, C.W. de Silva, and M.S. Gadala
Actuator Optimization and Fuzzy Control in Mechatronics; H. Marzi
MONITORING AND DIAGNOSIS
Health Monitoring of a Mechatronic System; F. Pirmoradi, F. Sassani, and C.W. de Silva
Defect Detection of Patterned Objects; H>y.T. Ngan and G.K.H. Pang
Fault Detection and Diagnosis in Mechatronic Systems; K.K. Tan, S. Huang, T.H. Lee, A.S. Putra, C.S. Teo, and C.W. de Silva
Sensor Fusion for Online Tool Condition Monitoring; W.H. Wang, Y.S. Wong, and G.S. Hong
Modeling of Cutting Forces During Machining; Z.G. Wang, M. Rahman, Y.S. Wong, K.S. Neo, J. Sun, and H. Onozuka
Mechatronics in Landmine Detection and Removal; T. Nanayakkara, L. Piyathilaka, and A. Subasinghe
Online Monitoring and Fault Diagnosis of Ship Propulsion Systems; Z. Feng, Z. Chen, and Y. Wang
"I have no doubt that [this text] will lead to further insights, new research, enhanced collaborations, and increased practical applications in the field of Mechatronics…"
-From the Foreword by Prof. Michael Isaacson, Ph.D., P.Eng., Dean, Faculty of Applied Science, University of British Columbia