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RMS Acoustics & Mechatronics is involved in several courses that are mostly organised by Mechatronics Academy at The High Tech Institute. Also "in-company" trainings are given on mechatronics.

The contributions to the Mechatronics Academy courses are:

  • Actuation and Power Electronics (APE), for most of the program.
  • Mechatronics System Design - part 2 (METRON 2), on the design of actuators and the impact of (power-)electronics on the dynamics in a mechatronic system.
  • Advanced Mechatronic System Design (AMSD), on systems design and engineering of complex machines. It is a top-level class exercise with much interaction.
  • In 2016 Mechatronics System Design 1 and 2 were given twice in a 2 week consecutive program together with the partners of Mechatronics Academy at the Taiwanese Industrial Technology Research Institute ITRI.

Cover HPF mechatronics

In several of these courses the textbook,"The Design of High Performance Mechatronics" is used intensively.

The first edition of the book was focused on the necessary knowledge for a mechanical engineer to broaden his or hers scope towards other disciplines. For that reason the subjects on actuation, motion control, electronics and measurement were treated rather extensive, while mechanics were only toughed upon quite superficially, mainly on basic dynamics. This was felt by several readers as an unbalance.

After running out of stock, the second edition of this book is published in 2014 after a thorough revision, correcting the found errata from the first edition. It now also includes the basic physics of mechanics with the laws of Newton, Hooke and Lagrange, physical coordinate systems and a large extention on dynamic modal decomposition.

More information and a link to the errata for both editions are found at a separate page.


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