SIMULATION-BASED CONCEPT GENERATION FOR MECHATRONIC SYSTEMS
Simulation has become an indispensable part in engineering design for evaluation purposes. Despite that, simulation has not been fully integrated into design methodologies yet. Hence the authors developed a simulation-based design framework for mechatronic systems. In this paper the framework is validated for the conceptual design phase by demonstrating its application on the development of a mechatronic system. This includes concept generation and evaluation through several levels of system simulation. Finally, the results of the validation are discussed and open issues are identified.