Mechatronics : Electronic Control Systems in Mechanical Engineering / Edition 3

Mechatronics : Electronic Control Systems in Mechanical Engineering / Edition 3

by W. Bolton
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Prentice Hall


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Mechatronics : Electronic Control Systems in Mechanical Engineering / Edition 3

The integration of electronic engineering, electrical engineering, computer technology and control engineering - mechatronics - forms a crucial part in the design, manufacture and maintenance of a wide range of engineering products and processes. This book provides a clear and comprehensive introduction to the application of electronic control systems in mechanical and electrical engineering. It gives a framework of knowledge that allows engineers and technicians to develop an interdisciplinary understanding and integrated approach to engineering. Key features of the third edition

  • provides the mix of skills in mechanical engineering, electronics and computing which are required for students to be able to comprehend and design mechatronics systems
  • enables students to operate and communicate across a range of engineering disciplines
  • more discussion of microcontrollers and programming
  • increased use of models for mechatronics systems
  • numerous examples and case studies
  • end-of-chapter problems with answers at the back of the book
Mechatronics is essential reading for students studying mechatronics at higher diploma and undergraduate level. Bill Bolton was formally Consultant to the Further Education Unit and Head of Research and Development and Monitoring at BTEC. He is the author of many engineering textbooks.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780131216334
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication date: 03/19/2004
Edition description: REV
Pages: 592
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

1 Mechatronics.
2 Sensors and transducers.
3 Signal conditioning.
4 Data presentation systems.
5 Pneumatic and hydraulic systems.
6 Mechanical actuation systems.
7 Electrical actuation systems.
8 Basic system models.
9 System models.
10 Dynamic responses of systems.
11 System transfer functions.
12 Frequency response.
13 Closed-loop controllers.
14 Digital logic.
15 Microprocessors.
16 Assembly language.
17 C language.
18 Input/output systems.
19 Programmable logic controllers.
20 Communication systems.
21 Fault finding.
22 Mechatronics systems.
Appendix A: The Laplace transform.
Appendix B: Logic gates.
Appendix C: Instruction sets.
Appendix D: C library functions.
Further information.

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