A mechatronic design process and its application

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Abstract

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 [1] and Pahl & Beitz [2], and have more recently been placed in a wider mechatronic context by Bradley et al. [3] and Bracewell et al. [4]. 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. [5].
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMechatronics in Action
Subtitle of host publicationCase Studies in Mechatronics - Applications and Education
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherSpringer
Chapter4
Pages55-70
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)978-1-84996-079-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Apr 2010

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Keywords

  • mechatronic design
  • robotics
  • design process

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Yan, X-T., & Zante, R. (2010). A mechatronic design process and its application. In Mechatronics in Action : Case Studies in Mechatronics - Applications and Education (pp. 55-70). London: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84996-080-9