The what, why and how of mechatronics

David A. Bradley

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This article provides an introduction to the basic concepts of mechatronics. It considers the impact of mechatronics on the process of product design and development and sets out a framework within which the underlying technical and organisational requirements associated with a mechatronic approach to system design and development can be successfully deployed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-88
Number of pages8
JournalEngineering Science and Education Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Basic concepts
  • Mechatronics
  • Organisational requirements
  • Product design process
  • Product development process
  • System design
  • System development
  • Technical requirements


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