Flexible model-based design for cyber-physical systems


Flexible model-based design for cyber-physical systems


Model-based design has led to significant improvement in mechatronic product design, but currently only captures dual-domain interaction (mechanical-control, control-embedded) such that the potential of fully integrated mechatronic products is not yet exploited. For tool vendors there are still gaps in the available:

  • Triple domain model-based design, co-simulation and data exchange tools;
  • Accurate representative model parameters;
  • Co-design optimization methods which exploit the co-simulation models.

For machine/vehicle designers there is a lack of:

  • Tools for clear communication between domain experts;
  • Workflows to exploit the triple-domain models;
  • Insight in the full design trade-offs.

Project goals

With this project we will deliver effective tools for human-interpretable co-design of mechatronic systems consisting of mechanical-control-embedded components.

  • Co-simulation methodologies which enable an exchange of both dynamic state and multi-domain design information in coupled mechanical-control-embedded systems, hereby incorporating heterogeneous levels of abstraction.
  • Parameter identification methods for the aforementioned models to obtain good predictive design accuracy.
  • Efficient multi-objective optimization tools which are compatible with the triple-co-simulation models and provide design trade-off results overnight.


FLEXMOSYS_SBO is a Strategic Basic Research (SBO) project. We are looking for companies to join the User Group and work with us on the valorisation of the project.

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