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A VISUALIZATION CONCEPT FOR SUPPORTING MODULE LIGHTWEIGHT DESIGN

A VISUALIZATION CONCEPT FOR SUPPORTING MODULE LIGHTWEIGHT DESIGN

Year: 2011

Section: Design Methods and Tools Part 2

Editor: Culley, S.J.; Hicks, B.J.; McAloone, T.C.; Howard, T.J. & Dong, A.

Author: Gumpinger, Thomas; Jonas, Henry; Plaumann, Benedikt; Krause, Dieter

Section: Design Methods and Tools Part 2

Pages: 349-359

Abstract

In the aviation industry there is a current trend towards modular product design. As usual in aviation design, weight is a crucial factor. Therefore a modular product should not outweigh a former non modular product with an identical functionality. The modules have to be very light to compensate the additional weight due to module interfaces in order to fulfill its demands. With the increasing need for a lighter design the complexity for finding weight optimization potential increases. We present an easily usable visualization approach for reducing the complexity of a Module Lightweight Design. Adapted treemaps were identified as a suitable tool. In the following, basics of Modularization and Lightweight Design are explained and the adapted treemaps for Module Lightweight Design are discussed and applied in an example.

Keywords: TREEMAPS; MODULARISATION; LIGHTWEIGHT DESIGN

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