Optomechatronics Applications of the Theory of Mechanisms with Active Student Involvement in Research

  • V.-F. DumaEmail author
  • A. Schitea
  • M. Tuef
  • O. Cira
  • C. Mnerie
  • Gh. Hutiu
  • D. Demian
  • I. Kaposta
Conference paper
Part of the Mechanisms and Machine Science book series (Mechan. Machine Science, volume 19)


The paper presents some of our current investigations in the multi-disciplinary field of optomechatronics, based in part on different applications of the theory of mechanisms. Classical mechanism applications approached mostly with undergraduate students are presented in the first part of the paper. Scanners, choppers and attenuators—optomechatronic devices, in general—are considered in the second part, with both kinematical and dynamical aspects, and some of our relevant results in the field are pointed out. Student involvement (both under and postgraduate) in these researches is presented, as well as some of the implementation of the results and expertise gained through research in the curricula of the Mechanical and Electrical Engineers in our university.


Higher education Students Research Mechanisms Mechatronics Optomechatronics 



This work was supported by a grant of the Romanian National Authority for Scientific Research, CNDI–UEFISCDI project number PN-II-PT-PCCA-2011-3.2-1682.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V.-F. Duma
    • 1
    Email author
  • A. Schitea
    • 1
  • M. Tuef
    • 1
  • O. Cira
    • 1
  • C. Mnerie
    • 1
  • Gh. Hutiu
    • 1
  • D. Demian
    • 1
  • I. Kaposta
    • 1
  1. 1.Aurel Vlaicu University of AradAradRomania

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