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Integration of Mechatronics Design Approach into Teaching of Modeling Practices Abstract An engineering design has transformed due to advances in embedded systemdesign and computer technologies. Almost every mechanical design today hassome electrical and electronic components. Many products manufactured todaycontain both electrical and mechanical components and systems. Mechatronics is adesign process that is multi-disciplinary in nature and integrates principles of manyengineering disciplines including, but not limited to, mechanical engineering/mechanical engineering technology, electrical engineering / electrical engineeringtechnology, and controls engineering. Mechatronic systems can be found in manydifferent places today. These range from computer hard drives and roboticassembly systems to washing machines, coffee makers, printers, and medicaldevices to various advanced manufacturing machines and devices which arenumerically controlled such as additive manufacturing machines, rapid prototypingmachines and multi-axis CNC machines. The main purpose of integration ofmechatronics themed project based activity into the computer modelling course isto engage students in a project based learning through hands on activities related tomodelling a mechatronic device. Students learn about basics of electromechanicalsystems, integration of machine elements (gear reducer) and actuators (electricalmotor), all of which are fundamental to understanding mechatronic systemsthrough activities related to the mechatronic design principles, Hence, engineeringdesign for mechanical engineers and mechanical engineering technologists have toinvolve embedded multi-disciplinary knowledge with the understanding of bothmechanical and electrical systems. This paper will focus on presenting a use ofmodelling as a vehicle to teaching more complex engineering concepts such asgears, linkage analysis and animation and the solid modelling course content.
Jovanovic, V. M., & Goris, T. V., & Djuric, A. M., & Katsioloudis, P. J., & Luetke, N. J., & Moustafa, M. R., & Matrood, B. (2015, June), Integration of Mechatronics Design Approach into Teaching of Modeling Practices Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.24337
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