A co-modelling method for solving incompatibilities during co-design of mechatronic devices

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    The design process of mechatronic devices, which involves experts from different disciplines working together, has limited time and resource constraints. These experts normally have their own domain-specific designing methods and tools, which can lead to incompatibilities when one needs to work together using these those methods and tools. Having a proper framework which integrates different design tools is of interest, as such a framework can prevent incompatibilities between parts during the design process. In this paper, we propose our co-modelling methodology and co-simulation tools integration framework, which helps to maintain the domain specific properties of the model components during the co-design process of various mechatronic devices. To avoid expensive rework later in the design phase and even possible system failure, fault modelling and a layered structure with fault-tolerance mechanisms for the controller software are introduced. In the end, a practical mechatronic device is discussed to illustrate the methods and tools which are presented in this paper in details.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)232-240
    Number of pages9
    JournalAdvanced engineering informatics
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2014


    • Fault modelling
    • EWI-25475
    • controller layered structure
    • Event Detection
    • IR-93314
    • Co-modelling
    • Cyber-Physical Systems
    • METIS-309760
    • Co-design

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