Mechatronics (Theory)

Module Information

Module Semester:
7
Module Part:
Theory
Sub-Module Code:
244703
Hours per Week:
2
Module ECTS Credits:
5.5
Available to ERASMUS Students:
No


Module Objective

Understanding the function, the applications, the limitations and the basic mechatronic systems design principles. Familiarity with mechanical, electronic and computer parts with applications in production systems and computer integrated industrial systems.


Module Study Targets

Upon completion of the course the student / her will be able to:

  • Recognize the function, the applications, the limitations and the basic mechatronic systems design principles
  • Understand the mechanical, electronic and computer parts in production systems and computer integrated industrial systems
  • Analyze the mechanical, electronic and computer parts in production systems


Module Acquired Abilities

  • Team work
  • Analysis and synthesis of data and information on the use and the required technologies
  • Promotion of inductive thinking


Module Description

  • Introduction to mechatronics
  • Technology background Mechatronics: Digital and Analog signals and systems
  • Signal processing
  • Electronics & Power Amplifiers
  • Filters
  • Converters A / D & D / A
  • Sensors & Actuators
  • Engines DC, AC, stepper
  • Digital Logic
  • Microprocessor technologies
  • Embedded systems theory
  • Control
  • Design controllers
  • PLC
  • Mechatronic design methodology: Selection technologies, dynamic modeling, simulation, interface and integration Systems
  • Applications

Module Student Evaluation

Students’ evaluation comprises of the following:

Theoretical part (60%)

Laboratory (40%)

The mechatronic system can also include feedback, that means sensors (closed loop system). Equals engineering (1) + computing (2) + electronics (3), the whole project-exercise will include: Construction [1] + “brain” (programming) (2)


Bibliography

  • W. Bolton, "Mechatronics: Electronic Control Systems", 2003
  • Robert H. Bishop, "The mechatronics handbook", CRC press, 2002
  • Robert H. Bishop, "Modern control systems analysis & design using Matlab and Simulink", 1997