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Networked Product Modeling – Use and Interaction of Product Models and Methods during Analysis and Synthesis

Networked Product Modeling – Use and Interaction of Product Models and Methods during Analysis and Synthesis

Year: 2009

Section: Design Methods and Tools

Editor: Norell Bergendahl, M.; Grimheden, M.; Leifer, L.; Skogstad, P.; Lindemann, U.

Author: Deubzer, Frank; Lindemann, Udo

Section: Design Methods and Tools

Pages: 371-380

Abstract

The paper proposes a proceeding for the systematic definition of product architectures by gradual functional decomposition and assigning possible technical solutions to the functions on different hierarchical levels. The framework is designed for the early phases in product development, where current methods can only support a certain state of detail of the desired solution. For that matter, different methods for analysis and synthesis are applied, ranging from graph depiction and working method to rule-based algorithms and analysis methods. A vehicle power train and possible variations thereof are provided as an example. The main success factors for the efficient and reliable conduction of the early phases of product design, based on the discussion of the situation and available methods are the systematic synthesis of valid solutions based on available subsystems, the depiction and management of the complete solution space and the definition of assessment criteria. As existing approaches can only support a certain phase in early product design, the presented framework allows for the achievement of these objectives, compensating the shortcomings of singular methods.

Keywords: design synthesis, functional modeling, decision making, complexity management

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The Design Society and the Stanford Center for Design Research cordially invite you to participate in the International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED'09. The venue will be Stanford University’s verdant campus in the heart of Silicon Valley, a short 35 miles south of San Francisco, California. Research papers and case studies are solicited on any topic related to design thinking, theory, and practice, with a premium placed on evidence-based research. Topics and Themes include: *...

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