The 3+1 SysML View-Model in Model Integrated Mechatronics
Kleanthis Thramboulidis
DOI: 10.4236/jsea.2010.32014   PDF    HTML     7,375 Downloads   15,313 Views   Citations


Software is becoming the driving force in today’s mechatronic systems. It does not only realize a significant part of their functionality but it is also used to realize their most competitive advantages. However, the traditional development process is wholly inappropriate for the development of these systems that impose a tighter coupling of software with electronics and mechanics. In this paper, a synergistic integration of the constituent parts of mechatronic systems, i.e. mechanical, electronic and software is proposed though the 3+1 SysML view-model. SysML is used to specify the cen-tral view-model of the mechatronic system while the other three views are for the different disciplines involved. The widely used in software engineering V-model is extended to address the requirements set by the 3+1 SysML view-model and the Model Integrated Mechatronics (MIM) paradigm. A SysML profile is described to facilitate the application of the proposed view-model in the development of mechatronic systems.

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K. Thramboulidis, "The 3+1 SysML View-Model in Model Integrated Mechatronics," Journal of Software Engineering and Applications, Vol. 3 No. 2, 2010, pp. 109-118. doi: 10.4236/jsea.2010.32014.

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