This course gives a general understanding of various fields in mechatronics with an emphasis on the topics that will be covered in the curriculum in the following years. In the laboratory session, problem-solving techniques will be introduced, experimental approach will be discussed with hands-on experience, computer tools widely used in the field will be presented.
This course introduces the fundamentals of engineering mechanics. The course will be covered in two main segments reserved for the "Statics" and the "Dynamics" subsections. The material to be covered will start by the analysis of forces on rigid bodies and will move further with the equilibrium of group of forces and moments. The dynamics section of the course will elaborate this equilibrium condition to objects in motion. Here, analysis of Newton's second law will be done on particles in motion. Work & energy and impulse & momentum based analysis methods will also be covered in the context of the course. Finally generalized analysis of motion in 2D and 3D will be handled to wrap up the content covered in the course.
In the context of this course, basic computer tools used in Mechatronics Engineering for design and analysis processes will be covered. The course will be executed in three main segments. These segments are mechanical design tools, electronic design tools and software design tools for basic calculations, respectively. Students are expected to gain the ability of preparing mechanical designs and technical drawings, considering tolerance and production capability constraints in the context of mechanical design tools segment. In electronic design tools segment, students are expected to learn layered board design processes, hybrid designs including signal and power circuits and noise robust circuit design concepts. In the software design tools segment, the students are expected to gain algorithm developing ability to be used in basic engineering calculations.
This course is about logic system design principles and microprocessor applications. Different tools from digital circuit design and microprocessor applications are drawn upon in lectures and laboratory sessions. Students are exposed to the elements of microcomputer systems with emphasis on hardware and software aspects. Design of a microcomputer system is highlighted.
The objective of this course is to understand the fundamental concepts of electromechanics and fluid mechanics (hydraulics and pneumatics); to apply these fundamental concepts to the modeling, analysis, and control of brushed dc motors, stepper motors, brushless dc motors, solenoids, and hydraulic and pneumatic actuators; to understand the key elements of a measurement system; and to understand the basic performance specifications of analog and digital sensors and actuators.
Students will integrate and build upon knowledge and skills gained in previous courses to design, assemble, and analyze mechatronic systems using modern methods and tools. Lectures and laboratory experiences will include control theory, dynamic system behavior, communication protocols, pneumatics, embedded programming, and analysis in time- and frequency domains. The course concludes with an open-ended team-based multi-week design project.
Introduction to motion control systems; transmission elements, actuators, sensors, feedback components, and drives used in motion control systems; controllers used in motion control systems: cascade controllers, feedforward controllers; contemporary motion control systems and their applications