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Enhancing Collaboration between Design and Simulation Departments by Methods of Complexity Management

Enhancing Collaboration between Design and Simulation Departments by Methods of Complexity Management

Year: 2016

Section: Managing Design and Innovation

Editor: Marly Monteiro de Carvalho, Steven D. Eppinger, Maik Maurer, Lucia Becerril

Author: Sebastian Schweigert, Mesut Çavuşoğlu, Udo Lindemann

Series: DSM

Institution: 1Technical University of Munich, Chair of Product Development

Section: Managing Design and Innovation

Pages: 033-042

DOI: 10.19255/JMPM-DSM2016

ISBN: 978-85-63710-01-7

Abstract

The significance of CAD-CAE coupling has grown with the increasing use of simulations in development processes. With the focus on technical aspects like simulation data management in literature, however, there is a lack of research on the implications on collaboration. This paper uses methods of structural complexity management to improve communication and collaboration between simulation and design departments. Design structure matrices and multiple domain matrices are derived from system graphs that come from interviews. A case study uses these methods to handle data to enhance collaboration between departments. The results are techniques to deal with lacking information and low degrees of connectivity in the matrices. After an overlay of different matrices, standard procedures like triangulation and clustering can be applied that would otherwise not have been sensible. This leads to knowledge clusters and sequences of documents and task that help to integrate simulations more smoothly into the product development process.

Keywords: CAD-CAE, structural complexity management, DSM, DMM, MDM, system graph, collaboration and collaboration, human behaviour in design

ds endorsed conferenceDSM 2016: 18TH INTERNATIONAL DSM CONFERENCE 2016, SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL, 29-31 AUGUST, 2016 SUSTAINABILITY IN MODERN PROJECT MANAGEMENT

18TH INTERNATIONAL DSM CONFERENCE 2016, SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL, 29-31 AUGUST, 2016 SUSTAINABILITY IN MODERN PROJECT MANAGEMENT Dependency and Structure Modelling (DSM) techniques support the management of complexity by focusing attention on the elements of a complex system and how they relate to each other. DSM-based techniques have proven to be very valuable in understanding, designing, and optimizing complex system architectures such as those of products, organizations, and processes. The International...

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