Module Delivered in
|Short Title:||Mechatronics System Design|
|Full Title:||Mechatronics System Design|
|Module Coordinator:||MICHAEL J O MAHONY|
|Description:||MECHATRONICS is a synergistic combination of mechanical and electrical engineering, computer science, and information technology. This module combines the core aspects of mechatronics (system modeling, simulation, sensors, actuation, real-time computer interfacing, and control) with practical industrial applications. This module features a collection of case studies drawn from a variety of industries to support the modules applied, design-oriented approach.|
|On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to|
- Summerise how mechatronics integrates knowledge from different disciplines
in order to realise engineering and consumer products that are useful
in everyday life.
- Design static and dynamic boolean logic systems using Combinational, synchronous and asynchronous sequential logic.
- Outline the operation of the fundamental elements of microprocessor systems.
- Select appropriate transducer signal conditioning and devices for data conversion including operational amplifiers for analogue signal processing.
- Implement a continuous-time control design using software on a microprocessor for the Manipulation, Transmission, and Recording of Data.
- Select suitable actuators and sensors and integrate them with embedded control computers.
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
|8571||MECH8023||System Dynamics & Control Eng|
|9717||CHEP7004||Control and Instrumentation|
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
|No incompatible modules listed|
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.
|No requirements listed|
|No co-requisites listed listed|
Module Content & Assessment
Digital Representations, Combinational Logic and Logic Classes, Timing Diagrams, Boolean Algebra, Design of Logic Networks. Finding a Boolean Expression given a Truth Table. Sequential Logic, Flip-Flops, applications of Flip-Flops, TTL and CMOS Integrated Circuits. Special Purpose Digital Integrated Circuits, IEEE Standard Digital Symbols.
Analog Signal Processing Using Operational Amplifiers
Amplifiers, Operational Amplifiers. Ideal Model for the Operational Amplifier, Inverting Amplifier, Noninverting Amplifier, Summer, Difference Amplifier, Instrumentation Amplifier, Integrator, Differentiator, Sample and Hold Circuit, Comparator, The Real Op Amp.
Microcontroller Programming and Interfacing
Microprocessors and Microcomputers, Microcontrollers, The PIC16F84 Microcontroller Programming a PIC, PicBasic Pro, Using Interrupts, Interfacing Common PIC Peripherals, Interfacing to the PIC. Method to Design a Microcontroller-Based System.
Data Acquisition and Control
Quantizing Theory. Analog-to-Digital Conversion. Digital-to-Analog Conversion. Virtual Instrumentation. Data Acquisition and Control.
Position and Speed, Stress and Strain, Temperature, Vibration and Acceleration, Pressure and Flow Measurement, Semiconductor Sensors and Microelectromechanical devices.
Electromagnetic Principles, Solenoids and Relays, Electric Motors, DC Motors,
Stepper Motors, Selecting a Motor, Pneumatic and hydraulic actuators.
Mechatronic Systems—Control Architectures and Case Studies
Programming and configuration of various microchip microprocessors using the PICDEM™ Mechatronics demonstration board.
The demonstration kit takes a hands-on approach to learning about mechatronics. Jumper wires are provided in the kit which allow the developer to experiment with connecting the PIC microcontroller to various components on the board. These components include sensors, LEDs, human input devices and motor drivers.
|End of Semester Formal Examination||60%|
| ||Outcome addressed||% of total||Assessment Date|
|Formal End-of-Semester Examination||1,2,3,4,6||60%||Semester End|
|Type||Description||Outcome addressed||% of total||Assessment Date|
|Written Report||Laboratory reports on the digital systems and analogue signal processing labs.||2,3,4,6||20.0||Every Second Week|
|Project||Mechatronic system design group project||1,2,3,4,5,6||20.0||Sem End|
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.
The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment
Module Workload & Resources
|Type||Description||Hours||Frequency||Average Weekly Learner Workload|
|Lecture||Formal lecture||2.0||Every Week||2.00|
|Lab||Mechatronic lab||2.0||Every Second Week||1.00|
|Directed Learning||Mechatronics Design Project||2.0||Every Second Week||1.00|
|Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact)||Self Directed learning||3.0||Every Week||3.00|
|Total Weekly Learner Workload||7.00|
|Total Weekly Contact Hours||3.00|
|Recommended Book Resources|
- William Bolton, 2011, Mechatronics, 4th Ed. [ISBN: 978-0-273-74286-9]
- Sabri Cetinkunt 2007, Mechatronics, 1st Ed., John Wiley Hoboken, NJ [ISBN: 978-0-471-47987-1]
- Ernest O. Doebelin, Measurement systems [ISBN: 9780072922011]
|Supplementary Book Resources|
- David G. Alciatore, Michael B. Histand 2007, Introduction to Mechatronics and Measurement Systems, 3rd Edition Ed. [ISBN: 9780072963052]
- Devdas Shetty, Richard A. Kolk, 2010, Mechatronics System Design, SI Version, 2nd Ed., Barnes&Nobel [ISBN: 9781439061992]
- David Bradley and David W. Russell 2010, Mechatronics in Action, Springer London [ISBN: 978-1-84996-079-3 (PRINT) 978-1-84996-080-9 (ONLIN]