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Course Detail

Course Name Mechatronics
Course Code 15MEC237
Program B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering
Year Taught 2019


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.

Text Books

  • 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

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