Mechatronic Systems Engineering - Theory and Automotive Practice
Paper in proceeding, 2010

Over a century, automotive engineering was a mainly mechanical principle. Mechanical engineering has a much longer history, with methodology research coming up around 150 years ago. Only in recent years mechatronic thinking has been entering the scene, leading to first mechatronics-based process models, which are however not consistently applied in industrial practice, yet. This paper investigates how state-of-the-art systems engineering methodology can be brought closer together with automotive practice. It proposes steps towards a better theory/practice fit of engineering methodology.


Michael Vielhaber

Dag Henrik Bergsjö

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Product Development

Amer Catic

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Product Development

Proceedings of 11th International Design Conference - DESIGN 2010, Dubrovnik, Croatia

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