USE OF DESIGN METHODOLOGY TO ACCELERATE THE DEVELOPMENT AND MARKET INTRODUCTION OF NEW LIGHTWEIGHT STEEL PROFILES
DS 68-10: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 11), Impacting Society through Engineering Design, Vol. 10: Design Methods and Tools pt. 2, Lyngby/Copenhagen, Denmark, 15.-19.08.2011
Editor: Culley, S.J.; Hicks, B.J.; McAloone, T.C.; Howard, T.J. & Dong, A.
Author: Nehuis, Frank; Ziebart, Jan Robert; Stechert, Carsten; Vietor, Thomas
Section: Design Methods and Tools Part 2
In the transportation sector –as in most other branches– demanded time-to-market becomes shorter whereas at the same time demanded diversity becomes wider and lightweight requirements become tougher. For this reason the project "Development of a highly integrated modular profile family for the automotive and transportation sector from high and ultrahigh-strength steels with stress-matched sheet thickness gradients” (HIPAT) was established. The project aims to accelerate the development and market introduction of new lightweight rolled steel profiles. As means to achieve this aim a special design catalogue with HIPAT components, design tools and design rules pertaining to lightweight constructions and the integration of functions was developed and combined to create a continuous design methodology. This design methodology is distinguished mainly by its applicability in early design phases.