Mechatronics Sourcebook

ISBN-10: 1401814328
ISBN-13: 9781401814328
Edition: 2003
Authors: Newton Braga
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List price: $168.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 10/3/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 380
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.672
Language: English

Mechatronics specialists play an important role today. Like a "jack of all trades," these technical professionals know how to install a new machine, make necessary connections to electronic circuits, and design required control software. The result of a union of electronics and mechanics, success in this field requires an understanding of robotics, pneumatics, hydraulics, and artificial intelligence. These topics, and more, are the subject of our new Mechatronics Sourcebook. A "must" for anyone who designs, studies, or works with mechatronics projects, the book begins with a review of basic chemistry and physics principles, as well as key mechanics formulas. Later chapters invite readers to explore pneutronics and hydronics applications, electric motors and relays, servo systems, power electronics and power supplies, and more. Relevant information on microcontrollers and microprocessors, PC interfacing, memory applications, programmable controls and digital logic is also included, providing immediate and hassle-free access to all of the information required for success as a highly-skilled, professional mechatronics specialist.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry: Formulas and Tables
Mathematics
Binary to Decimal Conversion
Byte to Decimal Conversion
BCD to Decimal Conversion
Negative Powers of Two
Hexadecimal to Decimal Conversion
Decimal to Binary Conversion
Conversion of Three-Dimensional Polar to Three-Dimensional Cartesian Coordinates
Conversion of Three-Dimensional Cylindrical to Three-Dimensional Cartesian Coordinates
Conversion of Three-Dimensional Spherical to Three-Dimensional Cartesian Coordinates
General Physics
Units
Other Units Not Included in the SI
Miscellaneous Unit Conversions
SI Prefixes
CGS Units
Greek Alphabet
Inch/Millimeter Conversion
Time
Physical Constants
Temperature Conversions
Thermal Expansion of Solids
Basic Electricity
Dielectric Constant of Selected Materials
Ohm's Law
Joule's Law
Parallel/Series Resistors
Capacitors
Inductance
Alternating Current
Transformers
Other Tables and Information
Wheatstone bridge
Wire Gauge
Wire Current Ratings
Standard Annealed Copper Wire Attributes
Chemistry
Drying Agents
Freezing Mixtures
Acid-Base Indicators
Relative Atomic Masses of the Chemical Elements
Basic Mechanics
Levers
Mechanical Advantage
Grippers
The Block and Tackle
Force
Path of the Load
Moment of Force
The Inclined Plane and the Wedge
The Wedge
The Screw
The Jackscrew
Gears
Gearboxes
The Bevel Gear
Pulleys
Measuring the Torque and Speed of a Gear or Wheel
Springs
Springs in Series and Parallel
How to Determine the Characteristics of a Spring
Work
Friction
Coefficient of Sliding Friction
Power
Power Unit Conversion
Horsepower (hp) to Watt Conversion
Other Mechanical Devices
Motion Conversion
One-Way Motion Controls
Shaft Coupling
Hydrotronics/Pneutronics
Hydrotronics
Mechanics of Liquids
Flow of Liquids from Containers
Using Hydraulic Pressure
Valves
Practical Hydraulic Devices
Pneutronics
Mechanics of Gases
Air Muscles
Electric Motors
DC Motors
Direction
Speed
Voltage
Current
Power
Speed
Additional Information
Typical Characteristics
Protecting the Drive Circuit
Measuring Torque
Estimating Torque without Mechanical Measurements
Selecting a High-Torque DC Motor
Measuring Speed
H-Bridges
Theory
Half Bridge
H-Bridge or Full Bridge
Transistors Used in H-Bridges
Special Recommendations
Linear and PWM Power Controls
Basic Theory
Two Types of Controls
Linear Controls
Pulse Width Modulation
Two Forms of PWM Controls
Stepper Motors
Basic Theory
How It Works
How to Use Stepper Motors
Voltage and Current
Sequence
Step Angle
Pulse Rate
Torque
Braking Effect
ICs Recommended for Stepper Motors Drivers
Piezoelectric Motors
How They Work
Relays
The Relay
Special Types of Relays
How Relays Are Used
Using the Contacts
Drive Circuits Using Sensors and Switches
Drive Circuits Using Transistors
Drive Circuits Using Other Semiconductors
Relay Characteristics
Testing and Ascertaining Relay Characteristics
Additional Information
Solenoids
The Solenoid
Types of Solenoids
Using the Solenoid
Characteristics
Duty Cycle
Determining the Characteristics of a Solenoid
Driving a Solenoid
Definitions
Servomotors
The Servomotor
Operating Principle
Basic Principle
Standard Configuration
Types
Characteristics
Building a Simple Servo
Advantages of Servo Systems over Stepper Systems
Control Circuits
Testing a Servo Motor
Commercial types
"Hacking" a Servo
Shape Memory Alloys
Introduction to SMAs
Physical Properties of Nitinol
Mechanical Properties of Nitinol
Actuation Characteristics
Common SMA Characteristics
Hysteresis
Using Shape Memory Alloys
Mechanical Considerations
Electrical Considerations
Practical Circuits
Determining the Characteristics of an SMA
More Practical Information for SMA Use
Minimum Bend Radius
Connection Methods
Bias Force Mechanisms
Sensors
On-Off Sensors
On-Off Switches, Microswitches
Homemade Sensors
Contact Conditioners
Switches as Sensors
Homemade Sensors
Resistive Sensors
The LDR or CdS Cell
The NTC/PTC
Pressure Sensors
Potentiometers as Position Sensors
Touch Sensors
Piezoelectric Sensors
Humidity
Hall Effect Sensors
Sound
How to Use Resistive Sensors
Sensor Circuits--Monostable/Astable
Monostable 555
Astable 555
Power Electronics
Bipolar Power Transistors
Transistor Structures
How They Work
Specifications
How to Use Bipolar Power Transistors
Test Methods
Bipolar Power Darlingtons
Specifications
How to Use Darlington Power Transistors
Test Methods
Power MOSFETs
Specifications
How to Use Power MOSFETs
Test Methods
Silicon Controlled Rectifiers
Specifications
How to Use SCRs
Test Methods
Triacs
Specifications
How to Use TRIACs
Electromagnetic Interference
Isolated-Gate Bipolar Transistors
How IGBTs Work
Specifications
Power Integrated Circuits
Specifications
Voltage Regulators
Operational Amplifiers
Operational Amplifier Gain
Audio Amplifiers
Timers
The 555
Astable 555--Useful Formulas
Monostable 555--Useful Formula
Phase Locked Loops
Other Linear IC Functions
Digital Integrated Circuits
Unijunction Transistors
Frequency and Period of the Unijunction Oscillator
UJT Applications
Neon Lamps
Neon Lamp Applications
Diacs
Silicon Unilateral Switches
Silicon Bilateral Switches
Vacuum Tubes
Power Supplies
General Considerations
Chemical Cells
Cells and Batteries
Cell/Battery Types
Recharging Circuits
Interconnection of Cells
Fuel Cells
Solar Cells
Alternative Electrical Energy Sources
Power Supplies (AC Power Line)
Half-Wave Rectifiers
Full-Wave Rectifiers
LC Filter Coefficient
RC Filter Coefficient
Ripple Factor
Filter Inductance
Filter Capacitance
Practical Circuits
Voltage Multipliers
Voltage Regulators
Power Boosters
Hypercapacitors
Pneumatic Sources
Gasoline Engines
Thermal Energy Sources
Springs and Rubber Bands
Microcontrollers, Microprocessors, and Digital Signal Processors
Adding Intelligence
The BASIC Stamp
Architecture
Programming
Versions
Package Types
Applications
Programmable Intelligent Controllers
Selecting a PIC
Instruction Set
Programming and Using PICs
The 80C51
The 8051 Family
COP8
Programming and Using the COP8
The MSP430
Other Microcontrollers and Microprocessors
Digital Signal Processors
Using a DSP
The TMS320 Family
Other DSPs
Interfacing with a Computer
Controlling Devices
The Parallel Port
The Parallel Port Pinout
Output Voltages and Currents
Practical Circuits
Software
Qbasic I/O Port Access
Turbo Pascal I/O Access
Debug I/O Access
The Serial Port
Practical Circuits
Memories
Introduction
Simple Memory Types
Diode Matrix Memory
Mechanical Memory
Analog (Sample and Hold) Memory
Semiconductor Memories
RAM
PROM
EPROM
EEPROM
Using Semiconductor Memories
Programmable Controls
Programmed and Sequential Mechanical Sensors
Encoders
Circuits
PLCs
Software
Logic
Introduction
TTL
CMOS
Implementation of Logic Devices
Logic Testing
Logic Conventions
The CMOS and TTL Families
CMOS Characteristics
Using CMOS Devices
Power Supplies for CMOS
TTL Characteristics
Interfacing
Electromagnetic Interference
Practical Interface Circuits
Logic Circuit Interfaces
Safety
The Importance of Safety
Experimental and Industrial Robots
Safety Rules
Mechatronics and the Internet

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