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Course module: 202000142
ME 8 - Mechatronic Design
Course infoSchedule
Course module202000142
Credits (ECTS)0
Course typeModule name
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact W.B.J. Hakvoort
Contactperson for the course W.B.J. Hakvoort
Academic year2022
Starting block
RemarksModule 8 ME
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
Module consists of the study units
Module 8, Mechatronic Design, consists of several module parts, every part has its own learning objectives. The Module overview is given below:
Course name Code
1. Dynamics 2 202000143
2. System and Control 1 202000144
3. Project Mechatronics & Ac. Skills 8 202000145
Module description
Learning goals:
At the end of this module, the student is able to
  • 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 dynamic behaviour, performance, nominal stability and robust stability of a single-input single-output electromechanical system with (parasitic) internal resonance, translate stability and performance requirements on such system into its properties and design a P(I)D-like control system with feedforward to meet these requirements
  • Design a single-input single-output precision electromechatronic system, measure its frequency response, implement and tune a P(I)D-like controller and measure and evaluate its performance.
  • Reflect based on his/her own strong and weak points in the role of a mechanical engineering student as well as future professional and to translate the reflection into clear action points.
Content description:
Many contemporary mechanical motion systems have electromechanical actuation, motion sensors and embedded control systems to enhance their functionality. Such mechatronic systems are essential for robotics, smart devices and the precision mechanisms of the (Dutch) high-tech industry. This project considers the design of such mechatronic system through a full design cycle
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, the design is realized and experimentally validated.
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 and prepares for professional application or Master programmes in the field of Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Robotics and Systems and Control.

Assumed previous knowledge:
Before taking this module, the student should know about
  • Mechanics of materials (stress, strain, stiffness, strength, moment of inertia, bending, torsion, shear)
  • Dynamic analysis of mechanical system (kinematics, free-body-diagram, equations of motion, work and energy, vibrations)
  • Dynamic models (differential equations, state-space equations, transfer functions, block diagrams)
  • Signal analysis (Fourier transform, Laplace transform)
  • Dynamic analysis (step response, impulse response, bode plot, ordinary differential equations)
  • Electric systems (passive elements and transformers, sources) and electromechanical systems (electro-motors)
  • Design of precision mechanisms (degrees-of-freed-om, elasticity of flexures, flexure design)
This knowledge can be gained through Mechanics of Materials (202000122) and Dynamics Systems in Module 5 (202000126) (with courses Dynamics 1 (202000127), System Analysis (202000128) and Proj. Precision Mechanisms& Ac. Skills 5 (20200129)).
Module 8
Participating study
Bachelor Mechanical Engineering
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Instructional modes
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