ENHANCED ENGINEERING DESIGN PRACTICE USING KNOWLEDGE ENABLED ENGINEERING WITH SIMULATION METHODS
The objective is to present how Knowledge Based Engineering combined with simulation methods is a development step for the product development processes. In the presented work the authors discuss the actual state of industrial applications, with challenges, at Volvo Car Corporation, and Volvo Aero Corporation. Systems that combine synthesis and analysis continue to be developed and increasingly deployed and used in the entire design - evaluation loop allowing faster design iterations. The challenges of introducing these systems are seen on three different levels; technically oriented, methodological, cultural and social. Best practice is yet to be seen, and a new way of work is the probable result of introducing simulation supported KBE.