Proceedings of the 10th International Workshop on Integrated Design Engineering

Year: 2014
Editor: Andreas Meyer, Robert Schirmeyer, Sándor Vajna
Author: Lachmayer, Roland; Gottwald, Philipp
Institution: Leibniz Universität Hannover, Institute of Product Development, Welfengarten 1A, D-30167 Hanover, Germany
Page(s): 073-082
ISBN: 978-2-491016-09-5


The approach presented in this contribution includes the elaboration of the interdisciplinary strategies and computer-aided tools in product development process during the whole product life cycle. The research project focusses on an algorithmic data feedback of life cycle information. With the fourth industrial revolution  Industrie 4.0 the crosslinking of machines and products is increased. By this way cyber physical products are developed and implemented in technical systems. This offers new opportunities for an integrated development process by considering products life cycle experience. The pursued approach, called  Technical Inheritance , elaborates the development with collected life cycle information for an adaption of the next product generation.
Usually engineers apply formulas and tables for the design of technical products. The approach of the technical inheritance combines the old proven procedures with the consideration of product life cycle information. The hypothesis of this contribution is to illustrate how different life cycle information are included in the phases of product development for the approach of an integrated development process.
For representing this integrated process, specifications of different information during each phase of life cycle are analyzed. Afterwards the information flow is illustrated by the Unified Modeling Language (UML). For a more transparent process model some adaptions in the notations are implemented. By this way different types of life cycle information are identified. This integrated development process is exemplarily depicted by a demonstrator, which is equipped with cyber physical systems and components. The result of the elaboration represents the information flow over all phases of product life cycle. Thereby an approach for an integrated development process for the goal-orientated designing of next product generation based on life cycle experience is created.
Another point of view represents the different types of life cycle information as well as their influence to the development phases. Finally the examination of the whole life cycle is necessary for an integrated design engineering.

Keywords: Life Cycle Information, Integrated Development Process, Technical Inheritance


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