Engineering of assembly systems using graph-based design languages

DS 87-1 Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 17) Vol 1: Resource Sensitive Design, Design Research Applications and Case Studies, Vancouver, Canada, 21-25.08.2017

Year: 2017
Editor: Anja Maier, Stanko Škec, Harrison Kim, Michael Kokkolaras, Josef Oehmen, Georges Fadel, Filippo Salustri, Mike Van der Loos
Author: Breckle, Theresa; Kiefer, Jens; Rudolph, Stephan; Manns, Martin
Series: ICED
Institution: 1: Ulm University of Applied Sciences, Germany; 2: University of Stuttgart, Germany; 3: The University of Siegen, Germany
Section: Resource Sensitive Design, Design Research Applications and Case Studies
Page(s): 519-528
ISBN: 978-1-904670-89-6
ISSN: 2220-4342


Car Manufacturers are subject to continuous and fundamental changes. Already today increasing time pressure, rising complexity and a soaring cost pressure require a shorter time to market. As assembly planning is one of car manufacturers' core competence an innovative approach to adapt the processes is needed. This paper presents the early idea of a novel approach for an automated design process covering the early design phase of assembly systems. Integrating various input data as well as requirements leads to a are a base for this approach for designing an assembly system. Uncertain input data, which are fact within early planning phases, need to be considered in order to reach a holistic planning alternatives for evaluation, optimization and afterwards decision-making. With so-called graph-based design languages an automated and efficient design process will be implemented. This leads to a faster designing process in order to reduce planning time and planning costs and reach resilient and sustainable decisions.

Keywords: Uncertainty, Requirements, Early design phases, Design process


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