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Work program - List of deliverables


The project is organized in 8 work packages (WPs), of which results will be measured at four milestones (MS). The work packages and their interrelationships are shown in Fig 1.


Fig. 1: overview of the work packages of the MBSE4MECHATRONICS project



WP 1 and 2 target the development of tools and methodologies that assist in (i) constructing a formal representation of the design space in terms of design parameters; and (ii) deriving a multi-disciplinary analysis model that describes the behavior and performance of the overall system as a function of the design parameters. The latter tools depend on methods for (i) deriving analysis models for each of the disciplines involved in the design, with an appropriate level of abstraction and in the required formalism, generally by reduction from a more detailed model, and (ii) integrating the analysis models from interacting disciplines to evaluate the overall system behavior. Although widely applicable tools are aimed for, we will focus our developments on two multi-disciplinary designs that are part of a mechatronic system design. In WP 1, joint physics 52 SBO Call 2012-2013 MBSE4Mechatronics and control design will be studied. In this design, the controller is abstracted and details on sampling rate, quantization errors, communication protocol, … are omitted. These details are filled in in WP 2 where the software and electronics implementation of the controller and additional functionalities are jointly designed. WP 3 focuses on helping the system architect by using the detailed knowledge models developed in WP 1 and 2 with the aim of intelligent design space exploration to obtain an optimal system architecture. The goal of WP 4 is to keep the detailed analysis models in the different engineering disciplines in sync during the later detailed design phase. The goal of WP 5 is to derive general conclusions from WP 1 and 2 and based on these conclusions a general mechatronic system model template will be proposed, which can be used by system architects in the early design phase. WP 5 will also investigate whether/how the developments in WP 4 could be integrated in this template. Furthermore, this work package will integrate the results of WP 1-4 together to achieve a reusable and generally applicable methodology for the design of mechatronic systems. In WP 6, we will apply the developed methodology and techniques from WP 1 to 5 on different case studies, which will be finally selected based on interaction with the user committee. The objective of this WP is to investigate the industrial applicability of the developments. WP 7 and 8 deal with the dissemination of the project results and the project management. The different work packages are detailed next.

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