Modelling and simulating approach of distributed development processes in mechatronics
Modellbildungs- und Simulationsmethode für verteilte Entwicklungsprozesse in der Mechatronik
The attempt to improve mechatronic design processes is hindered by their complexity. The process complexity is mainly caused by an extensive process modularity and by the interdependencies of heterogeneous distributed processes which in turn are due to the interrelation of multidisciplinary domains. A new approach is proposed for planning and improving mechatronic design processes by modelling and simulating distributed development processes using object-oriented Petri Nets. For this purpose, this approach not only implements stochastic characteristics of development processes. It integrates design processes from different domains. In summary, a robust tool for planning and analysing mechatronic development processes is created.