Mechatronics Handbook


Mechatronics Handbook



Mechatronics has evolved into a way of life in engineering practice, and indeed pervades virtually every aspect of the modern world. As the synergistic integration of mechanical, electrical, and computer systems, the successful implementation of mechatronic systems requires the integrated expertise of specialists from each of these areas.

Destined to become a standard reference for engineering professionals around the world, The Mechatronics Handbook provides a unique, detailed overview of this vibrant, dynamic field and sets forth its state of the art. More than 60 articles authored by a stellar panel of academics and practitioners explore every facet of the field, from an overview of its history, through the underlying theories, systems, processes, and practice to perspectives on the field's current and future trends.

The world of mechatronics is wide open, full of potential and bright possibilities. The Mechatronics Handbook is a landmark work that is both your portal to that world and your roadmap through its intricacies



Publication Date



Taylor & Francis (CRC Press)


Boca Raton


Engineering | Mechanical Engineering


Table of Contents

I. Overview of mechatronics.

What is mechatronics?

Mechantronic design approach

System interfacing, instrumentation, and control systems

Microprocessor-based controllers and microelectronics

An introduction to micro- and nanotechnology

Mechatronics : new directions in nano-, micro-, and mini-scale electromechanical systems design, and engineering curriculum development

II. Physical system modeling. Modeling electromechanical systems

Structures and materials

Modeling of mechanical systems for mechatronics applications

Fluid power systems

Electrical engineering

Engineering thermodynamics

Modeling and simulation for MEMS

Rotational and translational microelectromechanical systems : MEMS synthesis, microfabrication, analysis, and optimization

The physical basis of analogies in physical system models

III. Sensors and actuators. Introduction to sensors and actuators

Fundamentals of time and frequency

Sensor and actuator characteristics



IV. Systems and controls. The role of controls in mechatronics

The role of modeling in mechatronics design

Signals and systems

State space analysis and system properties

Response of dynamic systems

The root locus method

Frequency response

Kalman filters as dynamic system state observers

Digital signal processing for mechatronic applications

Control system via H² optimization

Adaptive and nonlinear control design

Neural networks and fuzzy systems

Advanced control of an electrohydraulic axis

Design optimization of mechatronic systems

V. Computers and logic systems. Introduction to computers and logic systems

Digital logic concepts and combinational logic design

System interfaces

Communications and computer networks

Fault analysis in mechatronic systems

Logic system design

Synchronous and asynchronous sequential systems


Control with embedded computers and programmable logic controllers

VI. Software and data acquisition. Introduction to data acquisition

Measurement techniques: sensors and transducers

A/D and D/A conversion

Signal conditioning

Computer-based instrumentation systems

Software design and development

Data recording and logging