Consideration of weight properties during the design of weight-optimized mechatronic products

DS 75-5: Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED13) Design For Harmonies, Vol. 5: Design for X, Design to X, Seoul, Korea 19-22.08.2013

Year: 2013
Editor: Udo Lindemann, Srinivasan V, Yong Se Kim, Sang Won Lee, John Clarkson, Gaetano Cascini
Author: Luedeke, Tobias; Vielhaber, Michael
Series: ICED
Institution: Institute of Engineering Design, Saarland University, Germany
Page(s): 291-300
ISBN: 978-1-904670-48-3
ISSN: 2220-4334


Existing process models for the development of mechatronics products are not or only insufficiently considering the task of weight optimization during the design process. The measures of weight optimization are mostly applied at the end or in late phases of the development process with a consequence that a large number of macro-iterations are necessary when design changes regarding weight properties have to be done. These points result in an increase of development cost and time. In this contribution, a proceeding model for the design of weight-optimized mechatronic products is proposed which considers a holistic monitoring and management of weight properties throughout the process. The process is structured in a way that between and within the main design stages different analysis points ensure an estimation and calculation of future product weight properties. Furthermore, these analysis gates can also provide input for weight optimizing potentials.

Keywords: Design process, design for X, integrated product development, mechatronic products, weight optimization


Please sign in to your account

This site uses cookies and other tracking technologies to assist with navigation and your ability to provide feedback, analyse your use of our products and services, assist with our promotional and marketing efforts, and provide content from third parties. Privacy Policy.