A Multiobjective Optimization Framework for the Embodiment Design of Mechatronic Products Based on Morphological and Design Structure Matrices

  • Didier CasnerEmail author
  • Rémy Houssin
  • Jean Renaud
  • Dominique Knittel
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 467)


This paper deals with the embodiment design of mechatronic product and is intended for proposing a novel design support framework based on multiobjective optimization approaches. This framework builds design architectures by aggregating solution principles presented within a morphological matrix. Then, the solution principles are analyzed against compatibility. This compatibility analysis results in a design structure matrix. Once this compatibility analysis has been performed, the optimization framework developed in this paper is applied to find combination of solution principles. We showed the application of our framework for the embodiment design of a wind turbine.


Design process Mechatronic product Multiobjective optimization Design structure matrix Embodiment design 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Didier Casner
    • 1
    Email author
  • Rémy Houssin
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jean Renaud
    • 1
  • Dominique Knittel
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.LGECOINSA of StrasbourgStrasbourg CedexFrance
  2. 2.University of StrasbourgStrasbourgFrance

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