The concept of mechanical engineering is essential in order to realize mechano-systems. To design actual systems, in addition to mechanics of materials, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and mechanical vibrations, control technologies and electronics technologies are required. In this course, it is required to learn them not individually but comprehensively. As typical mechano-systems, the targets are robots, transportation machines (particularly, automobiles), fluid machinery, and industrial machinery (particularly, machine tools), etc. In addition, for deep understanding, observation of actual mechano-systems is considered.
As a mechanical design course, this course aims at building foundations of mechanical engineering and its application to design mechano-systems reasonably understanding their functions and structures.
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Describe functions and structures of typical mechano-systems including actuators, sensors, motion mechanisms, motion control systems and industrial machinery.
2) Design mechano-systems systematically.
3) Describe fundamental knowledge, processes and methods to realize mechano-systems.
4) Utilize various methodologies of mechanical engineering significant to realize mechano-systems.
Design, Machine elements, Motion mechanisms, Mechatronics, Industrial machinery
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Supposing typical mechano-systems, fundamental knowledge, processes and methods of mechanical engineering are explained. In addition, for deep understanding, observation of actual mechano-systems is considered.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Introduction to mechano-system design||Fundamentals of typical mechano-systems|
|Class 2||Design principles and design methodologies of typical mechano-systems||Understand design principles and design methodologies of typical mechano-systems|
|Class 3||Machine elements of a mechano-system I||Basics of bearings and linear guides|
|Class 4||Machine elements of a mechano-system II||Basics of machine elements for power transmission, such as gears and feed screws|
|Class 5||Modeling and control of mechanical vibrations||Understand complex number representation of vibration and frequency analysis|
|Class 6||Power transmission mechanism of mechano-systems||Understand basics of power transmission systems|
|Class 7||Industrial machinery||Understand the structural modules and overall systems of industrial machinery|
|Class 8||Actuators to drive mechano-systems I||Understand structures, working principles and characteristics of various actuators|
|Class 9||Actuators to drive mechano-systems II||Understand structures, working principles and characteristics of various actuators|
|Class 10||Mechatronics system design I||Understand fundamental knowledge of various sensors and electronics|
|Class 11||Mechatronics system design II||Understand fundamental design methods of motion control systems|
|Class 12||Mechatronics system design III||Understand fundamental design methods of motion control systems|
|Class 13||Mechatronics system design IV||Understand fundamental design methods of motion control systems|
|Class 14||Exercises and discussions of mechano-system design||Measure of understanding with exercise problems and summary|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
Course materials are provided during class.
Students' knowledge of the concept, analytical methods and methodologies of mechanical engineering and their application will be assessed by report.