Agent-based consistency check in early mechatronic design phase

DS 75-9: Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED13), Design for Harmonies, Vol.9: Design Methods and Tools, Seoul, Korea, 19-22.08.2013

Year: 2013
Editor: Udo Lindemann, Srinivasan V, Yong Se Kim, Sang Won Lee, John Clarkson, Gaetano Cascini
Author: Rauscher, Michael; Goehner, Peter
Series: ICED
Institution: University of Stuttgart, Germany
Page(s): 389-396
ISBN: 978-1-904670-52-0
ISSN: 2220-4334


Mechatronic design is a multidisciplinary design and has to face several challenges. One challenge is to provide a common understanding of the mechatronic system to be developed to all participating disciplines. This is done by sets of models which have many relations between them. If there are inconsistencies in the models, the whole mechatronic development project is endangered. This paper presents an agent-based concept for an automated consistency check of the models of the early design phase, which enables the providing of a reliable base for the further design process. After presenting the challenges of mechatronic design, the design models are abstracted to provide a broader application range of the presented concept. The structure of the consistency rules is presented and the agent-based concept is shown.

Keywords: Agent-based system, consistency check, early mechatronic design


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