Mechatronics

Year
4
Academic year
2020-2021
Code
02000509
Subject Area
Biomedical Engineering
Language of Instruction
Portuguese
Mode of Delivery
Face-to-face
Duration
SEMESTRIAL
ECTS Credits
6.0
Type
Elective
Level
2nd Cycle Studies - Mestrado

Recommended Prerequisites

Computer programming, Electronics, Embedded Systems

Teaching Methods

Theoretical classes of the master type for theoretical presentation of syllabus topics of the program with the use of audiovisual means.

Practical laboratory classes for the implementation and demonstration of the various concepts taught in the theoretical classes and for the presentation of the partial results of a mini-project involving the control of a mechatronic system, implemented by each working group throughout the semester.

Learning Outcomes

The course of Mechatronics aims to provide the student with the fundamental knowledge necessary for the design and development of mechatronics systems, with particular emphasis on control systems composed of several driving axes actuated by electromagnetic actuators. In order to achieve this objective, the student should be aware of the principle of operation of the main electromagnetic actuators as well as the respective power electronic circuits requireded to command these actuators from embedded systems based on microcontrollers. It should also be able to implement software with real-time constraints that allow controlling the actuators according to the established objective.

Work Placement(s)

No

Syllabus

1. Integrated electromechanical systems

2. Mechanisms of transmission of motions: fundamental equations of the dynamics of mechanical systems with moving masses; Actuators design.

3. Power electronics: Static and dynamic characteristics of power semiconductors; Interface with power circuits; Linear and Switching Regulating Circuits

4. Electromechanical actuators and control circuits: Solenoids and linear electromagnetic actuators; DC motors; Stepping motors; Brushless DC motors; AC motors; Induction motors and electronic speed drives; Linear and rotary piezoelectric actuators; Leagues with shape memory; Electroactive polymers

5. Movement control: Synchronization of drives shafts; Programmable systems with controlled movements on multiple axes (robots, CNC machines)

Assessment Methods

Assessment
Laboratory work or Field work: 15.0%
Project: 35.0%
Exam: 50.0%

Bibliography

Principal:

- Sabri Cetinkunt, “Mechatronics with Experiments", 2nd Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2015.

Complementar:

- R. Isermann, “Mechatronic Systems: Fundamentals”, Springer, 2005.

- Klaus Janschek, "Mechatronic Systems Design: Methods, Models, Concepts", Springer, 2012.

- T. Kiong, L. Heng, H. Sunan, "Precision Motion Control - Design and Implementation", 2nd ed, Springer, 2008.