COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Mechatronics
Course Code: 
15MEC237
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Type: 
Elective
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Bengaluru
Chennai
Coimbatore
Amritapuri

'Mechatronics' is a course offered in the B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Introduction to Mechatronics systems - Measurement Systems - Control Systems - Micro Processor based controllers. Sensors and Transducers - Displacement, Position and Proximity; Velocity, Motion, Force, Fluid Pressure, Liquid flow and Liquid level Temperature, Light sensors - selection of sensors. Pneumatic and Hydraulic actuation systems – Directional Control Valves - Rotary Actuators. Mechanical Actuation Systems – Cams – Gear Trains – Ratchet and pawl – Belt and Chain Drives – Bearings.

Unit 2

Electrical Actuation Systems – Mechanical Switches – Solid State Switches – Solenoids – D.C Motors – A.C Motors – Stepper Motors. Building blocks of Mechanical, Electrical, Fluid and Thermal Systems, Rotational – Transnational Systems, Electromechanical Systems – Hydraulic – Mechanical Systems. Continuous and discrete process Controllers – Control Mode – Two – Step mode – Proportional Mode – Derivative Mode – Integral Mode – PID Controllers – Digital Controllers – Velocity Control – Adaptive Control – Digital Logic Control – Micro Processors Control.

Unit 3

Programmable Logic Controllers – Basic Structure – Input / Output Processing – Programming – Mnemonics – Timers, Internal relays and counters – Shift Registers – Master and Jump Controls – Data Handling – Analogs Input / Output – Selection of a PLC Problem. Stages in designing Mechatronics Systems – Traditional and Mechatronic Design - Possible Design Solutions. Case Studies of Mechatronics Systems, Pick and place robot – automatic Car Park Systems – Engine Management Systems.

  • W. Bolton - ‘Mechatronics: Electronic Control Systems in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering’- Prentice Hall - 2013 - 5th Edition
  • Michael B. Histand and David G. Alciatore - ‘Introduction to Mechatronics and Measurement Systems’, McGraw Hill - 2000 - International Editions
  • Bradley D. A., Dawson D., Buru N.C. and. Loader A.J - ‘Mechatronics’ - Chapman and Hall - 1993
  • Dan Necsulesu - ‘Mechatronics’ - Pearson Education Asia - 2002
  • Lawrence J. Kamm - ‘Understanding Electro : Mechanical Engineering - An Introduction to Mechatronics’ - Prentice Hall of India Pvt, Ltd. - 2000
  • Nitaigour Premchand Mahadik - ‘Mechatronics’ - Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Company Ltd. - 2003