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9 June 1999 Interdisciplinary development of smart systems with functional and geometrical modeling techniques
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The functionality of modern products is increased by the distinct interaction of mechanics, electronics, control engineering and computer science. Simultaneously the life cycles of such smart and often called mechatronic systems are becoming shorter. Thus it becomes more difficult to minimize development time and cost. The development process can be improved significantly by using interdisciplinary development methods and tools. However, all existing design strategies of the participating disciplines are ineligible. Either the strategies are domain specific or they are insufficient for the development of mechatronic systems. In addition, software tools, involved persons and organization structures are often not regarded. This paper suggests a new strategy for the development of mechatronic systems that tempts to meet five major challenges: simultaneous engineering, integration of shape and function, virtual prototyping, experimental validation and computer aided engineering. It considers the development process from the product idea to the first functioning prototype and combines functional and geometrical modeling techniques. The strategy bases on established strategies and our experiences in the development of wire bonding machines, which are used in semiconductor manufacturing. The development of an exemplary subsystem is resumed.
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Martin A. Kuemmel, Andreas Henke, and Joerg Wallaschek "Interdisciplinary development of smart systems with functional and geometrical modeling techniques", Proc. SPIE 3668, Smart Structures and Materials 1999: Smart Structures and Integrated Systems, (9 June 1999);


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