Title: Design models in the development of mechatronic systems: virtual prototyping and mechatronic module development process

Authors: Tufail Habib; Thomas Ditlev Brunoe; Kjeld Nielsen; Kaj A. Joergensen

Addresses: Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Aalborg University, Fibigerstraede 16, 9220, Aalborg, Denmark ' Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Aalborg University, Fibigerstraede 16, 9220, Aalborg, Denmark ' Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Aalborg University, Fibigerstraede 16, 9220, Aalborg, Denmark ' Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Aalborg University, Fibigerstraede 16, 9220, Aalborg, Denmark

Abstract: Modelling and simulation tools support to reduce the number of physical prototypes in the development of multidomain systems. Virtual prototyping of the multidomain systems is one of the essential steps to decrease the time of the product development. In mechatronic systems, mechanical, electrical and software domains cannot be developed independently from each other at the beginning of the earliest design phases. Integrated, virtual and mathematical models are developed as they are less time consuming and are less expensive than physical prototypes. This paper explores design process of mechatronic product development with the aid of models. V-model is used as a basic approach in the design process. Virtual model of an electromechanical system is developed by using Bond graph method and the response of the system is simulated in a software tool 20-sim. This development process is summarised in a model from design integration to simulation of the system. Furthermore, the overall design process of the system is illustrated in a model that is based on mechatronic module development. That includes mainly the allocation of requirements to individual domains and illustrating the steps in the design process.

Keywords: Bond graph modelling; mechatronic module development; design models.

DOI: 10.1504/IJDE.2016.083903

International Journal of Design Engineering, 2016 Vol.6 No.4, pp.263 - 280

Available online: 21 Apr 2017 *

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