Approach for an Early Validation of Mechatronic Systems Using Idealized Simulation Models within the Conceptual Design

  • Frank BauerEmail author
  • Jürgen Gausemeier
  • Daniel Köchling
  • Felix Oestersötebier
Part of the Lecture Notes in Production Engineering book series (LNPE)


The success of mechatronic systems is determined by the close interaction of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, control engineering and software engineering. During the design processes developers often rely on established and proven solutions. In order to ensure the desired system behavior simulations are carried out. This leads to considerable modeling effort to create the necessary simulation model. In this paper an approach for early validation of mechatronic systems is presented. The aim is to reduce the modeling effort for simulation models and to allow early simulations of different concepts. Therefore idealized simulation models are combined to a simulation-ready Modelica model of the system. The model is generated (semi-)automatically based on information provided by the active structure, a shape model and a behavior model. All models are part of a coherent system that describes the principle solution. Adjustments and changes in the simulation model are transferred back into the partial model.


Mechatronics Conceptual Design Model-Based System Design Principle Solution Dynamic Analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frank Bauer
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jürgen Gausemeier
    • 1
  • Daniel Köchling
    • 1
  • Felix Oestersötebier
    • 2
  1. 1.Chair of Product EngineeringUniversity of PaderbornPaderbornGermany
  2. 2.Chair of Control Engineering and MechatronicsUniversity of PaderbornPaderbornGermany

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