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Course module: 201700128
Mechatronic Design
Course info
Course module201700128
Credits (ECTS)15
Course typeModule
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact W.B.J. Hakvoort
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Lecturer R.G.K.M. Aarts
drs. E.M. Gommer
Lecturer W.B.J. Hakvoort
Contactperson for the course W.B.J. Hakvoort
Lecturer J.P. Schilder
Academic year2019
Starting block
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
  • Analyse the dynamics of 1 DOF, 2 DOF and continuous systems (kinematics, equations of motion, linearization, eigenfrequencies, eigenmodes, modal analysis, free and forced vibrations)
  • Analyse the static stability (buckling) of mechanical system.
  • Analyse closed-loop performance and stability of controlled single-input single-output mechanical systems with (parasitic) internal resonance (closed-loop properties, position and velocity feedback, Bode diagrams, PID control, Nyquist diagrams, stability)
  • Design a precision mechatronic system from performance specifications by integral design of the PID-like controller and the nominal and parasitic dynamics of the single degree-of-freedom mechanical subsystem.
  • Design and execute a measurement procedure to obtain the steady-state and frequency response of a mechanical system.
  • Implement and tune a digital PID-like controller for a mechatronic system for the measured response and the specified performance and stability margins.
  • Evaluate the performance of a precision mechatronic system by designing and executing effective experiments and by verification of the performance specifications from the experimental results.
  • The student is able to reflect based on their own strong and weak points in the role of a mechanical engineering student as well as future professional and is able to translate the reflection into clear action points.
This module combines structural dynamics with systems and control. Two courses provide the theory in these fields and they are combined and practiced in a project. In this project a single degree-of-freedom precision mechatronic system is designed for given performance specifications and the design is experimentally validated. A mechatronic system consists of a major mechanical subsystem, sensors, actuators and a controller to realize a controlled mechanical motion. Realizing high precision requires integral design of the (dynamics of the) subcomponents. Many contemporary mechanical systems have controls to enhance their functionality, in particular the smart devices and precision mechanisms realised by the Dutch high-tech industry. This underlines the importance of mechatronics in the mechanical engineering education. The module continuous on prior courses on solid mechanics, dynamics and system analysis in the Bachelor program, in particular in the module Dynamical Systems (M5, 201700125). The module concludes the basis of the fields of structural dynamics and systems and control in the Bachelor programme.
Assumed previous knowledge
Mechanics of materials, Elasticity Theory, Dynamics, System Analysis, Design principles of precision machines, Fourier and Laplace transforms
Previous knowledge can be gained by
Module 3 (201700123), Module 5 (201700125), Module 6 (201700126)
Participating study
Bachelor Mechanical Engineering
Required materials
Dictaat Dynamica 2 (065)
Dictaat Design & Control of Mechatronic Systems (730) Alternative: Dictaat Design & Control of Mechatronic Systems (Part 2) (089)
Recommended materials
Instructional modes


Presence dutyYes

Project unsupervised
Presence dutyYes


Dynamics 2

System & Control Engineering

Project Mechatronica & Ac. Skills 8

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