SIMULATION OF ACOUSTICAL PRODUCT PROPERTIES IN EARLY PHASES OF THE DESIGN PROCESS
This paper deals with introducing extended audio-visual VR technologies into product development process. It will be shown that, in order to provide product models fit for design purposes, first some intensive basic research questions have to be solved. This contribution discusses the use of a VR-system and the simulation meth¬ods and models required for product development. This is explained via the example of a pick-and-place unit. The task of the specific design process is to develop a two-coordinate pick-and-place unit for assembling purposes with short cycle times and a low noise level.