Towards a general tool for mechatronic design

G. Avigad, A. Moshaiov*, N. Brauner

*Corresponding author for this work

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This paper is a report on our initial attempt to develop a general tool and explore a non-traditional approach to mechatronic design, which emphasizes simultaneous mechanical and control design. The approach is centered around our novel GA-based design methodology that is specially developed for exploring possible design alternatives in early design stages with a particular emphasis on interdisciplinary design. The suggested methodology, as applied to mechatronics, transforms the common GA-based search in the space of individual solutions into a search that relies heavily on exploration of the space of mechatronic sub-concepts. In addition to demonstrating the validity of our proposed technique to mechatronics, we show the relevance of our methodology to control design at large.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2003
EventProceedings of 2003 IEEE Conference on Control Applications - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 23 Jun 200325 Jun 2003


ConferenceProceedings of 2003 IEEE Conference on Control Applications


  • Conceptual design
  • Control design
  • Genetic algorithms
  • Mechanical design
  • Mechatronics
  • Preliminary design


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