Functional digital mock-up - coupling of advanced visualization and functional simulation for mechatronic system design
Functional Digital Mock-Up (FDMU) is a combination of traditional DMU with behavioral simulation in mechatronics. To enable this combination, two main tasks have to be solved: Established simulation approaches of the areas of mechanics, electronics, and software simulation must interact with each other. This implies to solve the task of simulator coupling. Furthermore, the simulation results must be visualized using the geometric models of DMU. In the paper, development and properties of a prototypic FDMU framework is presented. The components of the FDMU framework are introduced and the approach is illustrated with a application example.