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Using System-Level Simulation in Early Mechatronic Design Stages

Using System-Level Simulation in Early Mechatronic Design Stages

Year: 2014

Section: Tools, methods and approaches in product development

Editor: Miko Laakso, Kalevi Ekman

Author: Fabio Dohr, Michael Vielhaber

Series: NordDESIGN

Institution: Saarland University, Germany

Section: Tools, methods and approaches in product development

Pages: 825-834

ISBN: 978-1-904670-58-2

Abstract

Simulation has become indispensable in engineering design. That is the reason why the authors developed a framework for simulation-based design of mechatronic systems where system simulation is intended to be used already very early in the design process. Besides the benefits in early phases, there are several issues caused by unknown or vague system parameters required for simulation. Such uncertainties lead either to models which cannot be simulated or to deficient simulation results. In this paper the different reasons for and the origins of uncertainties as well as the related deficiencies of simulations will be analyzed and discussed. Furthermore the state of the art is analyzed regarding existing methods and techniques for the improvement of reliability and results of simulation. In order to improve the usability and reliability of simulation in early phases the analyzed techniques are integrated into the simulation-based framework and validated on a mechatronic design example.

Keywords: Mechatronic design, simulation-based design, uncertainty, conceputal design

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In the area of innovation, design and product development we quite often seem to know that something works in practice, but might lack understanding on the theoretical foundations. Many of the topical issues related to design, development, and innovation that seem to be regarded as “common knowledge” within the industry, are insufficiently founded from the theoretical perspective. On the other hand, results of academic research are often insufficiently disseminated to the industry. We are calling...

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