Using DSM Structures to Analyse Uncertainty in Load-carrying Systems

Year: 2011
Editor: Eppinger, S. D., Maurer, M., Eben, K., Lindemann, U.
Author: Engelhardt, R.; Eifler, T.; Birkhofer, H.; Bohn, A.
Section: Managing Complex Engineering Design Projects
Page(s): 301-312


This article describes a pattern how to use a method to analyse uncertainty in load-carrying structures. Object of this paper is to explain how coherences between uncertainties of process properties influence several successive processes. This uncertainty appears for example during different process operations or by reason of variations during the utilization process of the product. During the planning and development processes uncertainty mainly has to be taken into account for the modelling and forecasting of technical, environmental and economic product and process properties. Furthermore this method can be extended to a complete process chain including a developing and utilization phase to control uncertainty in a holistic way.

Keywords: Uncertainty, process, product, analyse, product properties, dependencies


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