20 credits at level HE6
Mechatronics is concerned with the integration of mechanical, electronic, software, and control engineering topics into a unified framework that enhances the design process for product, process and system development. This module explores
• combining these four inter-related modules into systems;
• evaluating technical needs and design appropriate mechatronics systems to meet those needs;
• analying and implementing solutions to problems in different technical domains.
Systems and measurement systems, control systems, mechatronics approach.
Mathematical models, engineering systems, mechanical, electrical, fluid and thermal system building blocks.
Dynamic responses of systems:
Modelling dynamic systems, first-order systems, second-order systems, performance measures for second-order systems, system transfer functions, systems with feedback loops, PID control.
Robots, workcell, CIM
Artificial Intelligence techniques:
Concepts in Artificial Intelligence, Fuzzy Logic, Neural Networks.
Industrial Robots, PLC and Mechatronics
Formal lectures and tutorials will be used to explain theory, techniques and to highlight areas needing factual knowledge.
Case studies will develop and assess the analytical and evaluative/comparative skills.
Practical skills in robot programming and systems simulationwill be developed through laboratory sessions using physical robot and computer simulation software.
An examination will assess the knowledge and understanding of elements and of the tools for analysis and design mechatronics systems.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||understand the mechatronics systems and approach.||
• describe a mechatronics system and a system approach.
• identify and explain selected technologies/systems applied in mechatronics systems.
|2.||analyse mechatronics system models and use tools for building up the modules.||
• explain the principal features of mechatronics system models.
• be able to choose which model/models is appropriate for a given application.
|3.||have knowlege of systems' dynamic responses, and performance measures.||
• be able to describe the systems' dynamic responses and performance measures.
• be able to use simulation software to design, test and validate a system.
|4.||program and operate safely an industrial robot.||
• program a robot by on-line teaching and/or by off-line programming.
• devise and describe in a neutral format a robot program to carry out a simple manipulation task.
• explain and apply appropriate health and saftey regulations on operating an industrial robot.
|5.||have knowledge of current trends in artificial intelligence and heuristic control techniques.||explain the concepts of artificial intelligence and apply standard techniques into practical cases.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Lab based coursework.||An unseen examination.|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
Bolton, W. (2008) Mechatronics : a multidisciplinary approach 4th ed
Published Harlow : Prentice Hall
Smaili, A; Mrad, F (2008), Applied mechatronics Published Oxford, Oxford Univ. Press
Tewari, Ashish (2002) "Modern control design with MATLAB and SIMULINK", Chichester ; New York : Wiley.
Nise, Norman S (2011) sixth ed. "Control systems engineering", Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley.
Hegde, Ganesh S (2010) Mechatronics, Published London : Jones and Bartlett
Michael Negnevitsky(2004) Artificial intelligence : a guide to intelligent systems, Harlow : Addison Wesley.
Mechatronics Journal http://www.bolton.ac.uk/learning/ejour/sd/09574158.htm
Robotics tutorials, http://www.dprg.org/tutorials/
|Host Subject Group:||Engineering|
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