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Dependability of Self-Optimizing Mechatronic Systems

  • Jürgen Gausemeier
  • Franz Josef Rammig
  • Wilhelm Schäfer
  • Walter Sextro
  • Provides a process and methods to analyze mechatronic systems in respect of dependability

  • Offers methods to increase the dependability of the systems in different ways: conventional and through self-optimization

  • Summarizes the results of 12 years of research in the DFG funded project CRC 614 “Selfoptimizing concepts and structures in mechanical engineering”


Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-13
  2. Tobias Meyer, Claudia Priesterjahn, Walter Sextro
    Pages 1-24
  3. Jürgen Gausemeier, Mareen Vaßholz
    Pages 25-36
  4. Rafal Dorociak, Juergen Gausemeier
    Pages 37-171
  5. Rafal Dorociak, Jürgen Gausemeier, Peter Iwanek, Tobias Meyer, Walter Sextro
    Pages 173-188
  6. Tobias Meyer, Claudia Priesterjahn, Walter Sextro
    Pages 189-190
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 191-193

About this book


Intelligent technical systems, which combine mechanical, electrical and software engineering with control engineering and advanced mathematics, go far beyond the state of the art in mechatronics and open up fascinating perspectives. Among these systems are so-called self-optimizing systems, which are able to adapt their behavior autonomously and flexibly to changing operating conditions. Self-optimizing systems create high value for example in terms of energy and resource efficiency as well as reliability.

The Collaborative Research Center 614 "Self-optimizing Concepts and Structures in Mechanical Engineering" pursued the long-term aim to open up the active paradigm of self-optimization for mechanical engineering and to enable others to develop self-optimizing systems.

This book is directed to researchers and practitioners alike. It provides a design methodology for the development of self-optimizing systems consisting of a reference process, methods, and tools. The reference process is divided into two phases the domain-spanning conceptual design and the domain-specific design and development. For the conceptual design a holistic approach is provided. Domain-specific methods and tools developed especially for the design and development of self-optimizing systems are described and illustrated by application examples. This book will enable the reader to identify the potential for self-optimization and to develop self-optimizing systems independently.


Agent Based Systems Dependability Embedded Systems Mechanical Engineering Mechatronics Partial Intelligence Product Engineering Robust Design Self-Optimization

Editors and affiliations

  • Jürgen Gausemeier
    • 1
  • Franz Josef Rammig
    • 2
  • Wilhelm Schäfer
    • 3
  • Walter Sextro
    • 4
  1. 1.Product EngineeringHeinz Nixdorf Institute, University of PaderbornPaderbornGermany
  2. 2.Design of Distributed Embedded SystemsHeinz Nixdorf Institute, University of PaderbornPaderbornGermany
  3. 3.Software EngineeringHeinz Nixdorf Institute, University of PaderbornPaderbornGermany
  4. 4.Chair of Mechatronics and DynamicsUniversity of PaderbornPaderbornGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Dependability of Self-Optimizing Mechatronic Systems
  • Editors Jürgen Gausemeier
    Franz Josef Rammig
    Wilhelm Schäfer
    Walter Sextro
  • Series Title Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering
  • Series Abbreviated Title Lect.Notes Mechanical Engineering
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-53741-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-51122-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-53742-4
  • Series ISSN 2195-4356
  • Series E-ISSN 2195-4364
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 193
  • Number of Illustrations 84 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Engineering Design
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