Mechatronics in Action

Case Studies in Mechatronics – Applications and Education

  • David Bradley
  • David W. Russell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. David Bradley, David W. Russell
    Pages 1-17
  3. Xiu-Tian Yan, Rémi Zante
    Pages 55-70
  4. Derek Seward
    Pages 83-102
  5. Daniel Toal, Edin Omerdic, James Riordan, Seán Nolan
    Pages 103-120
  6. Glen Bright, Nkgatho Sylvester Tlale, Christopher M. Kumile
    Pages 121-134
  7. Kaspar Althoefer, Hongbin Liu, Pinyo Puangmali, Dinusha Zbyszewski, David Noonan, Lakmal D Seneviratne
    Pages 157-172
  8. Vladimir V. Vantsevich
    Pages 197-218
  9. Job van Amerongen
    Pages 219-233
  10. David W. Russell, David Bradley
    Pages 241-250
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 251-263

About this book


Mechatronics is a broad-based engineering discipline that is concerned with the integration of engineering concepts at the system level. As such, its impact is seen not in specific sections of technology, but in the way in which the technologies are integrated and merged at the system level from design to implementation.

Mechatronics in Action’s case-study approach therefore provides the most effective means of illustrating how mechatronics can make products and systems more flexible, more responsive and possess higher levels of functionality than would otherwise be possible. The series of case studies serves to illustrate how a mechatronic approach has been used to achieve enhanced performance through the transfer of functionality from the mechanical domain to electronics and software.

Educationally, case-based learning forms an important part of mechatronics course design and Mechatronics in Action not only provides readers with access to a range of case studies, and the experts’ view of these, but also offers case studies in course design and development to support tutors in making the best and most effective use of the technical coverage provided.

Mechatronics in Action provides, in an easily accessible form, a means of increasing the understanding of the mechatronic concept, while giving both students and tutors substantial technical insight into how this concept has been developed and used.


Case Studies Course Design Motor consumption control design design process electronics engineering design mechatronics robot robotics software

Editors and affiliations

  • David Bradley
    • 1
  • David W. Russell
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Abertay DundeeDundeeUK
  2. 2.Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional StudiesPennsylvania State UniversityMalvernUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84996-079-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84996-080-9
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