Mechatronics - EF

Ano letivo: 2015-2016
Specification sheet

Specific details
course codecycle os studiesacademic semestercredits ECTSteaching language

Learning goals
To know the fundamentals of design and implementation of mechatronic systems and their inter-dependencies. Being able to use the knowledge acquired in control theory courses prior to design and implement systems for mechatronics.
Integrated electromechanical systems. Fundamental equations of the dynamics of mechanical systems with moving masses. Machinery and mechanical transmission. Electric actuators and electronic control circuits: discrete and continuous-Sol-DC motors, Stepper motors, brushless DC motor (brushless), AC motors, induction motors and electronic variable speed, linear-piezoelectric motors and rotary actuators micro -electromechanical (MEMs), micro-silicon relays, micro-valves, micro pumps and micro-motors. Examples of mechatronic systems design: modeling, control and diagnosis.
Electrónica II, Instrumentação e Medidas Controlo Digital .
Generic skills to reach
. Competence in analysis and synthesis;
. Computer Skills for the scope of the study;
. Competence to solve problems;
. Competence for working in group;
. Competence in applying theoretical knowledge in practice;
. Competence in working in interdisciplinary teams;
. Competence in autonomous learning;
. Adaptability to new situations;
. Creativity;
(by decreasing order of importance)
Teaching hours per semester
laboratory classes30
tutorial guidance15
total of teaching hours75

Laboratory or field work30 %
Project30 %
Exam40 %
assessment implementation in 20152016
Assessment Lab experiments: 30.0%
Project: 30.0%
Exam: 40.0%

Bibliography of reference
R. Isermann, ?Mechatronic Systems: Fundamentals?, Springer; 2005. W. Bolton, ?Mechatronics: Electronic Control Systems in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (3rd Edition)?, Prentice Hall; 2004. Godfrey C. Onwubolu , ?Mechatronics: Principles and Applications?, Butterworth-Heineman, 2005. H. Janocha, ?Actuators: Basics and Applications?, Springer, 2004.
Teaching method
The course works with two types of classes: lectures and laboratory classes for clarification and application of the concepts involved.
Resources used
Placas de desenvolvimento baseadas em microcontroladores.
Componentes electrónicos para interface com sensores e actuadores electromecânicos.
Diversos tipos de motores eléctricos.
Computadores pessoais e software de desenvolvimento de aplicações para microcontroladores.
Ferramentas de modelação e simulação de sistemas dinâmicos (e.g., Matlab)