Basilio Bona
Dynamic Modelling of Mechatronic Systems
Seconda ristampa, settembre 2016
anno di pubblicazione 2013

cartaceo 318 pp

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An essential competence of a skilled engineer is the ability to build mathematical models of components, equipment, machines and whole systems. Such models will be used to simulate their dynamical behaviour or to design control algorithms, to detect failures, to filter, interpolate and forecast future evolution; in short, models can be used to support decisions in complex situations or give advice in scenario evaluations.
This textbook is addressed to the students of the first year of the Master Degree in Mechatronics Engineering – or to those following a similar curriculum in the automation and control fields –, with the aim of introducing the Lagrangian approach to the modelling of mechanical, electrical and electromechanical components, which are commonly found in a number of mechatronic systems.
After an introduction to the use of vectors and matrices for the description of rigid bodies motion, the fundamental concept of energy is presented, as the Lagrangian approach requires the definition of both kinetic and potential energies and co-energies.
The Lagrange equations are then defined, and used to model the dynamic behaviour of rigid bodies, electrical circuits and electromechanical equipment, with several examples detailed.
This textbook is self-contained and includes several Appendices that present the mathematical concepts used throughout the various Chapters, with a particular attention to vector and matrix analysis and their role in expressing physical concepts and quantities.
The selected approach favours a treatment that is both rigorous and physically intuitive, so that the developed notions can be applied to a wide range of mechatronic equipment.

Basilio Bona is professor of Robotics at the Department of Control and Computer Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, where he also teaches the course “Modelling and simulation of mechatronic systems”.