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Special Issue "Selected Papers from the 18th International Conference on Mechatronics-Mechatronika 2018"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Physical Sensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2019) | Viewed by 3776

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Prof. Dr. Dusan Maga
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Dr. Zdenek Hadas
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Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology, Technicka 2896/2, 616 69 Brno, Czech Republic
Interests: Research and development of vibration energy harvesting devices for generating of the electrical energy from ambient mechanical vibration; dynamics, modeling, and simulation of mechatronics systems
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Dear Colleagues,

The 18th International Conference on Mechatronics-Mechatronika 2018 (https://mechatronika.fel.cvut.cz/) will be held during December 5–7, 2018, Brno, Czech Republic. The program will consist of contributed papers, there will be no more than two parallel sessions, depending upon topic grouping. Themes will be drawn from, but not limited to the following: Modeling and Simulation, Robotics, Actuators and Control, Power Electronics, Information and Communication Technologies, Industrial Applications, Energy Harvesting, Sensors, Measurement and Diagnostics, Military Technologies, Biomechatronics, Industry 4.0, and Education. Authors of the selected papers from the conference are invited to submit the extended versions of their original papers and contributions.

Prof. Dusan Maga
Dr. Zdenek Hadas
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An Artificial Vibrissa-Like Sensor for Detection of Flows
Sensors 2019, 19(18), 3892; https://doi.org/10.3390/s19183892 - 10 Sep 2019
Cited by 4 | Viewed by 1410
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In nature, there are several examples of sophisticated sensory systems to sense flows, e.g., the vibrissae of mammals. Seals can detect the flow of their prey, and rats are able to perceive the flow of surrounding air. The vibrissae are arranged around muzzle [...] Read more.
In nature, there are several examples of sophisticated sensory systems to sense flows, e.g., the vibrissae of mammals. Seals can detect the flow of their prey, and rats are able to perceive the flow of surrounding air. The vibrissae are arranged around muzzle of an animal. A vibrissa consists of two major components: a shaft (infector) and a follicle–sinus complex (receptor), whereby the base of the shaft is supported by the follicle-sinus complex. The vibrissa shaft collects and transmits stimuli, e.g., flows, while the follicle-sinus complex transduces them for further processing. Beside detecting flows, the animals can also recognize the size of an object or determine the surface texture. Here, the combination of these functionalities in a single sensory system serves as paragon for artificial tactile sensors. The detection of flows becomes important regarding the measurement of flow characteristics, e.g., velocity, as well as the influence of the sensor during the scanning of objects. These aspects are closely related to each other, but, how can the characteristics of flow be represented by the signals at the base of a vibrissa shaft or by an artificial vibrissa-like sensor respectively? In this work, the structure of a natural vibrissa shaft is simplified to a slender, cylindrical/tapered elastic beam. The model is analyzed in simulation and experiment in order to identify the necessary observables to evaluate flows based on the quasi-static large deflection of the sensor shaft inside a steady, non-uniform, laminar, in-compressible flow. Full article
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New Approaches to Implementing the SmartJacket into Industry 4.0
Sensors 2019, 19(7), 1592; https://doi.org/10.3390/s19071592 - 02 Apr 2019
Cited by 9 | Viewed by 2160
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The paper discusses the possibilities of incorporating sensors and indicators into the environment of an Industry 4.0 digital factory. The concept of Industry 4.0 (I4.0) is characterized via a brief description of the RAMI 4.0 and I4.0 component model. In this context, the [...] Read more.
The paper discusses the possibilities of incorporating sensors and indicators into the environment of an Industry 4.0 digital factory. The concept of Industry 4.0 (I4.0) is characterized via a brief description of the RAMI 4.0 and I4.0 component model. In this context, the article outlines the structure of an I4.0 production component, interpreting such an item as a body integrating the asset and its electronic form, namely, the Asset Administration Shell (AAS). The formation of the AAS sub-models from the perspectives of identification, communication, configuration, safety, and condition monitoring is also described to complete the main analysis. Importantly, the authors utilize concrete use cases to demonstrate the roles of the given I4.0 component model and relevant SW technologies in creating the AAS. In this context, the use cases embody applications where an operator wearing a SmartJacket equipped with sensors and indicators ensures systematic data collection by passing through the manufacturing process. The set of collected information then enables the operator and the system server to monitor and intervene in the production cycle. The advantages and disadvantages of the individual scenarios are summarized to support relevant analysis of the entire problem. Full article
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