As with conventional engineering design, mechatronic system design is normally considered to be a sequential process in which a design solution to a given design problem is generated, explored and evaluated following a series of prescribed steps. These relatively prescriptive design structures can be found in traditional design process models as found in many classic design text books such as those by French  and Pahl & Beitz , and have more recently been placed in a wider mechatronic context by Bradley et al.  and Bracewell et al. . A new mechatronic design process model is proposed and introduced here and is intended to support a holistic view of the mechatronics system or product design by considering functional as well as life-cycle issues during the design phase. The application of the model is then illustrated through its application to the design of a high-precision mechatronic oil dispensing system with a very low flow rate. The associated life-cycle considerations and associated approaches are then as set out in Borg et al. .
|Title of host publication||Mechatronics in Action|
|Subtitle of host publication||Case Studies in Mechatronics - Applications and Education|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 19 Apr 2010|
- mechatronic design
- design process