CUSTOMIZED DESIGN PROCESSES OF POLYMER PARTS BY COMPUTER-AIDED TOOLS
Complex CAE-driven product development processes need a methodical approach to handle them successfully. Using the ICROS-method (Intelligent CROss-linked Simulations) sub-processes in designing, depending on their relations, can be composed to complete process-chains. This procedure, supplying the developer on different process levels and steps, is shown by a practical example of product design, the elastomer damping elements of claw couplings. With the method presented material and part behaviour can be predicted by skilled combination of virtual product design and prototype testing.