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Approach for a Data-Managmenet-System and a Proceeding-Model for the Development of Adaptronic Systems

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Roland Nattermann, Reiner Anderl

Technische Universität Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany

Paper No. IMECE2010-37828, pp. 379-387; 9 pages
  • ASME 2010 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 3: Design and Manufacturing, Parts A and B
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, November 12–18, 2010
  • Conference Sponsors: ASME
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4427-4
  • Copyright © 2010 by ASME


Existing proceeding-models for the development of mechatronic systems intend a mostly independent development of single components, like the mechanic structure, the electronics, etc., starting from a combined over-all-model. Following the understanding of adaptronics as an advancement of mechatronics in the LOEWE-Center AdRIA (AdRIA – Adaptronic - Research, Innovation and Application), a clear division of the development is not advisable, because of the high structural integration of adaptronic systems. Because of this, it’s necessary to develop the whole system by using a permanent alignment of values between the single components. This high grade of data transfer and the high number of relations between the components lead to a complexity that can only be handled by the use of a Data-Management-system. An approach for a Data-Management-System for the development of adaptronic systems by the Department of Computer Integrated Design, as part of the LOEWE-Center AdRIA, intends to extend the functionality of existing Product-Data-Management-Systems. The idea is to model the over-all system in the Data-Management-System at first, using the partitioning of the system into the five elements of active structures: excitations, structural components, actuator systems, sensor systems and signal processing. Furthermore the characteristic parameters of single components and the correlations between these parameters are captured. In addition the requirements of the adaptronic systems are captured and deposited in the DataManagement-System (DM-System). An integration-layer is used, to integrate the data and models of the different disciplines to the DM-System and to the generated over-all model, during the development of the adaptronic system. The database of the DM-System contains a standardized over-all-simulation model of the adaptronic system, which uses the same partitioning of the system to the different elements as the overall-system model. The consistent structure of the system-model, simulation-model and integration-layer is used for an automated over-all-simulation of the adaptronic system. Using the automated over-all-simulation changes in the adaptronic-system-behavior can be calculated, when changes in single components become available. Using the deposited requirements, these changes can also be valued. An analysis of existing proceeding-models for the development of mechatronic systems shows, that they are only partly suitable for use in the given approach. Therefore a new proceeding model was developed as an advancement of existing models. The new model shows an equitable solution for the development of adaptronic structures by using Data-Management-Systems.

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