Approach for the Creation of Mechatronic System Models

Martin Follmer, Peter Hehenberger, Stefan Punz, Roland Rosen, Klaus Zeman

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Abstract

One of the major challenges in developing mechatronic products is the increasing complexity of the products themselves. The defining feature of mechatronic products is the interplay between various engineering disciplines such as mechanics, electronics, and software. There is a critical lack of methods and tools supporting the interdisciplinary aspects of the development process of mechatronic products, especially in the conceptual design phase. These deficiencies make it difficult to overview the interdependencies of the involved engineering disciplines. Mechatronic System Models (MSM) can improve this unsatisfactory situation and allow for a holistic view on complex mechatronic systems. This affords a validation of design concepts and a qualified comparison of different concepts in early phases. MSM should at least be able to manage existing data and to illustrate the most important relations. Additionally, they should provide the possibility to execute several simulations of load cases, thus allowing specific "global" system properties to be evaluated. Typically these simulations at the system-level differ from those at the discipline-level.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICED 11 - 18th International Conference on Engineering Design - Impacting Society Through Engineering Design
Pages258-267
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event18th International Conference on Engineering Design ICED2011 - Kopenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 15 Aug 201118 Aug 2011

Publication series

NameICED 11 - 18th International Conference on Engineering Design - Impacting Society Through Engineering Design
Volume4

Conference

Conference18th International Conference on Engineering Design ICED2011
CountryDenmark
CityKopenhagen
Period15.08.201118.08.2011

Keywords

  • Mechatronic systems
  • Mechatronics
  • Process model
  • Product development process
  • System models
  • System-level modelling
  • System-level models
  • Systems-of-systems

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