Mechatronic Systems. Modelling and Simulation with HDLs

  • ID: 2174285
  • Book
  • 236 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Developed through the interaction of mechanical, electrical and information technologies, mechatronic systems allow engineers to meet increasing demands for complex and sophisticated products. Using tools common to electronics, this book provides a timely introduction to the modelling and simulation of these systems from an electrical/electronic engineering perspective.

Focusing on electronic hardware design, Mechatronic Systems highlights the interaction of electronic components with system mechanics and software and:

- describes state–of–the–art techniques for the simulation of mechatronics and micromechatronics
- outlines the principles of modelling and simulation for electronics and mechanics with particular attention to the verification and validation of models
- covers the most important constructs of digital and analogue hardware description languages
- discusses comprehensively methods for the consideration of software and mechanics in hardware description languages
Offering a general view on system design for (micro)mechatronic systems, this book will appeal to practising electrical and electronics engineers developing these products in, for instance, the automotive, robotic or data storage industries. Mechanical engineers, computer scientists, graduate electrical engineering students and researchers will also find this book a valuable reference.
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1. Objective and Motivation.


2. Principles of Modelling and Simulation.


Model Categories.

Fields of Application.

Model Development.

Model Verification and Validation.

Model Simplification.

Simulators and Simulation.


3. Modelling and Simulation of Mixed Systems.


Electronics and Mechanics.

Model Transformation.

Domain–Independent Description Forms.

Simulator Coupling.


4. Modelling in Hardware Description Languages.


Fields of Application.

Characterisation of Hardware Description Languages.


Modelling Paradigms.

Simulation of Models in Hardware Description Languages.


5. Software in Hardware Description Languages.


Simulation of Hardware for the Running of Software.

Co–simulation by Software Interpretation.

Co–simulation by Software Compilation.


6. Mechanics in Hardware Description Languages.


Multibody Mechanics.

Continuum Mechanics.


7. Mechatronics.

Modelling of Mechatronic Systems.

Demonstrator 1: Semi–Active Wheel Suspension.

Demonstrator 2: Internal Combustion Engine with Drive Train.

Demonstrator 3: Camera Winder.

Demonstrator 4: Disk Drive.


8. Micromechatronics.

Modelling Micromechatronic Systems.

Demonstrator 5: Capacitive Pressure Sensor.

Demonstrator 6: Micromirror.


9. Summary and Outlook.



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"This book represents a very rare presentation: a compendium of knowledge in various science and engineering domains the book is a pleasure to read." (
Computing, April 7, 2004)

"...good first–reader which presents a broad range of topics that have been covered..." (Measurement & Control, October 2003)
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