Mechatronics: an Introduction


Mechatronics: an Introduction



Mechatronics has evolved into a way of life in engineering practice, and it pervades virtually every aspect of the modern world. In chapters drawn from the bestselling and now standard engineering reference, The Mechatronics Handbook, this book introduces the vibrant field of mechatronics and its key elements: physical system modeling; sensors and actuators; signals and systems; computers and logic systems; and software and data acquisition. These chapters, written by leading academics and practitioners, were carefully selected and organized to provide an accessible, general outline of the subject ideal for non-specialists.

Mechatronics: An Introduction first defines and organizes the key elements of mechatronics, exploring design approach, system interfacing, instrumentation, control systems, and microprocessor-based controllers and microelectronics. It then surveys physical system modeling, introducing MEMS along with modeling and simulation. Coverage then moves to essential elements of sensors and actuators, including characteristics and fundamentals of time and frequency, followed by control systems and subsystems, computer hardware, logic, system interfaces, communication and computer networking, data acquisition, and computer-based instrumentation systems. Clear explanations and nearly 200 illustrations help bring the subject to life.

Providing a broad overview of the fundamental aspects of the field, Mechatronics: An Introduction is an ideal primer for those new to the field, a handy review for those already familiar with the technology, and a friendly introduction for anyone who is curious about mechatronics.



Publication Date



CRC Press


Boca Raton


What is Mechatronics? Robert H. Bishop and M. K. Ramasubramanian

Mechatronic Design Approach Rolf Isermann

System Interfacing, Instrumentation, and Control Systems Rick Homkes

Microprocessor-Based Controllers and Microelectronics Ondrej Novak and Ivan Dolezal

An Introduction to Micro- and Nanotechnology Michael Goldfarb, Alvin Strauss, and Eric J. Barth

Modeling Electromechanical Systems Francis C. Moon

Modeling and Simulation for MEMS Carla Purdy

The Physical Basis of Analogies in Physical System Models Neville Hogan and Peter C. Breedveld

Introduction to Sensors and Actuators M. Anjanappa, K. Datta, and T. Song

Fundamentals of Time and Frequency Michael A. Lombardi

Sensor and Actuator Characteristics Joey Parker

The Role of Controls in Mechatronics Job van Amerongen

The Role of Modeling in Mechatronics Design Jeffrey A. Jalkio

Design Optimization of Mechatronic Systems Tomas Brezina, Ctirad Kratochvil, and Cestmir Ondrusek

Introduction to Computers and Logic Systems Kevin Craig and Fred Stol

System Interfaces M.J. Tordon and J. Katupitiya

Communications and Computer Networks Mohammad Ilyas

Control with Embedded Computers and Programmable Logic Controllers Hugh Jack and Andrew Sterian

Introduction to Data Acquisition Jace Curtis

Computer-Based Instrumentation Systems Kris Fuller

Software Design and Development Margaret H. Hamilton