Modelling the design parameters dynamics with Petri nets
DS 87-2 Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 17) Vol 2: Design Processes, Design Organisation and Management, Vancouver, Canada, 21-25.08.2017
Editor: Anja Maier, Stanko Škec, Harrison Kim, Michael Kokkolaras, Josef Oehmen, Georges Fadel, Filippo Salustri, Mike Van der Loos
Author: Juranic, Jasmin; Pavkovic, Neven; Naumann, Thomas; Marjanovic, Dorian
Institution: 1: University of Zagreb, Croatia; 2: Daimler AG, Germany
Section: Design Processes, Design Organisation and Management
The aim of the presented research is to develop methods and tools which would enable consistent dynamic updating and propagation of updated design information in teamwork in a manner that will not generate additional tasks for designers. The research has been focused on management of design parameters, especially to issues that occur in collaborative teamwork when several designers work on a group of coupled parameters. An example of a complex assembly design process has been analysed to demonstrate the suitability of Coloured Petri nets for modelling dynamics of design parameters. Based on initial results authors believe that it is worthwhile to continue with the approach where repetitive patterns of communication situations and parts of the design process will be extracted and modelled with Coloured Petri nets in form of generic templates. The implementation of the proposed model should be able to suggest and approve the automatic launch of small parts (sequences) of the process with the aim of gradual automatization of recognised information processing and information transferring activities.
Keywords: Coloured Petri nets, Collaborative design, Engineering parameters, Communication, Design management