Enabling simulation-based mechatronic design by shifting of activities
Editor: Assoc. Prof. Poul Kyvsgaard Hansen, Professor John Rasmussen, Assoc. Prof. Kaj A. Jřrgensen, Assoc. Prof. Christian Tollestrup
Author: Fabio Dohr and Michael Vielhaber
Institution: 1: Aalborg University, Denmark; 2: Design Society, United Kingdom
Simulation has been used in product development for years. Especially in mechatronics simulation is seen as a key factor due to the high complexity of both process and product. To develop a simulation-based design process for mechatronic systems it is essential to know which tools and techniques for modeling and simulation already exist. In this paper an overview of these tools and techniques is provided as well as a rating for their use in early phases. Finally some initial ideas are presented on how to integrate simulation early in the process.