June 16, 2002
June 16, 2002
June 19, 2002
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Real Time Mechatronic Design Process for Research and Education
Devdas Shetty 1, Jun Kondo 2, Claudio Campana3, Richard A. Kolk 4
1,2,3 - University of Hartford, College of Engineering West Hartford, CT, USA 4 - Carrier Electronics Div., United Technologies Corp., Farmington, CT, USA
This paper presents the design methodology used in various real time mechatronics projects that involve data acquisition, real time control and embedded processing. As a design philosophy, mechatronics serves as an integrating approach to engineering design. A mechatronically designed product relies heavily on system sensing and component modeling and simulation to establish the optimal design tradeoffs between electronic and mechanical disciplines when subject to specific cost and performance constraints. The mechatronic method followed by us incorporates a language-neutral approach for real time modeling using graphics based visual simulation programs.
The projects discussed in the paper are Mechatronics Technology Demonstrator using damped oscillator system, Thrust Control for Rocket Propulsion, Fuel Flow Metering and Control System, Active Noise Control, Time Delay Heat Blowers. Also discussed is an example of Rapid Prototyping of Vibration Monitoring System. The ideas and techniques developed during the interdisciplinary simulation process provide the ideal conditions to raise synergy and provide a catalytic effect for discovering new and simpler solutions to traditionally complex problems. Mechatronic products exhibit performance characteristics that were previously difficult to achieve without this synergistic combination.
1. Introduction to Mechatronics
Mechatronics is a methodology used to achieve an optimal design of an electromechanical product. The ideas and techniques developed during the interdisciplinary simulation process provide the ideal conditions to raise synergy and provide a catalytic effect for discovering new and simpler solutions to traditionally complex problems. There is a synergy in the integration of mechanical, electrical, and computer systems with information systems for the design and manufacture of products and processes. The synergy can be generated by the right combination of parameters, that is, the final product can be better than just the sum of its parts.
Proceedings of the 2002 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright Ó 2002, American Society for Engineering Education
Shetty, D. (2002, June), Real Time Mechatronic Design Process For Research And Education Paper presented at 2002 Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada. 10.18260/1-2--10705
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