Summary and Info
Modelling in Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics presents a model-centred approach focusing on distributed development and use of autonomous intelligent software models, particularly the efficiency of the models, and their interaction and integration into distributed autonomous intelligent systems. In order to systematise the available knowledge, a domain ontology is presented; a subset of which is used to create a modelling theory based on knowledge and experience in the areas of software engineering, mechanical engineering and mechatronics. This holistic view of modelling explains the purpose and the essence of modelling, as well as the benefits that are to be expected. It discusses the relations to other branches of engineering and science and as a result, it demonstrates strategies, methods and tools for unleashing the full power of modelling.