Optimization of Mechatronic Systems for supporting Early Design Decisions
2012 (English)In: The 13th Mechatronics Forum International Conference Proceedings / [ed] Rudolf Scheidl and Bernhard Jakoby, Linz: TRAUNER Verlag, 2012, 490-497 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
It is a daunting task to design a modern mechatronic system. The many engineering fields coming together as one create integration issues and raise difficulties in finding the optimum solution to a design problem. This paper contributes to solving parts of this problem by presenting a novel approach for supporting design decisions in an early phase of the product development process of mechatronic products. In order to support decision making for a broad range of mechatronic products, a framework is presented which is capable of handling arbitrary system configurations consisting of standard mechatronic components, e.g. DC motors and gearboxes. Given according component models, the framework can optimize suggested concept ideas with regard to for instance system volume or inertia. In order to quickly optimize and evaluate different concepts, it is advisable to keep the underlying component models simple, yet powerful enough to be used for typical mechatronic systems. The presented approach therefore makes analytic usage of component models without requiring time-consuming numerical simulations. The results of the paper indicate that the presented method has good potential, especially for evaluating concepts in an early design phase, and further research effort should be put into developing it.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linz: TRAUNER Verlag, 2012. 490-497 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-111529OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-111529DiVA: diva2:586933
The 13th Mechatronics Forum International Conference, September 17 - 19, 2012, Linz, Austria
FunderSwedish Foundation for Strategic Research
QC 201301142013-01-132013-01-132015-01-14Bibliographically approved