Design Methodology of Mechatronic Systems

Jakub Wierciak , Sergiusz Łuczak , Ireneusz Łuczak


Mechatronic systems require a special approach while being designed. The process of designing mechatronic systems usually engages specialists of various fields, particularly: mechanical, electrical and information technology engineers. It is a common opinion that only close co-operation between these specialists will lead to positive results. It is also emphasized that some decisions on technical solutions undertaken during the design process may result in new, more efficient solutions, known as synergistic effects. However, the need of interactive operation of several designers creates some problems related to the exchange of information, and makes control of the design process difficult. In some books devoted to mechatronics, their authors present their own ideas on describing a design process of mechatronic devices. Generally, these ideas are similar to some extent, for example, in the sections related to the elaboration of the design of subsystems, whereas some differences can be observed with regards to the approach to the stage of launching a prototype, which surely results from the different experiences of the individual authors. The V-model is currently an internationally-recognized standard model of the design process. The model shows a distinct division of the design process into the following stages: elaboration of a concept, works on functional modules and specific subsystems (including the problem of distribution of tasks among the mechanical, electronic and software subsystems), and then stages related to integration of the subsystems into a prototype of the system. The authors of this chapter present their own algorithm for designing mechatronic devices, which is based on numerous observations and experiences gained while implementing various projects. The algorithm consists of 6 basic stages. The range and results of each stage are illustrated by examples of design works in the field of fine and precision devices. Also, synergistic effects obtained while implementing the works are presented, for example, a reduction of the number of functional modules. A methodology of designing self-optimizing mechatronic systems, elaborated at Paderborn University, Germany, is also mentioned, using an example of an orthotic robot.
Author Jakub Wierciak (FM / IMPh)
Jakub Wierciak,,
- The Institute of Micromechanics and Photonics
, Sergiusz Łuczak (FM / IMPh)
Sergiusz Łuczak,,
- The Institute of Micromechanics and Photonics
, Ireneusz Łuczak - EC Engineering Sp. z o.o.
Ireneusz Łuczak,,
Publication size in sheets2.75
Book Mellal Mohamed Arezki (eds.): Mechatronic Systems: Design, Performance and Applications, 2019, Nova Science Publishers, ISBN 978-1-53614-530-4
Keywords in Englishmechatronics, design, design methodology, self-optimization, fine mechanics, CAx
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)5
ScoreMinisterial score = 5.0, 27-07-2019, MonographChapterAuthor
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