Model-based development of mechatronic systems — Reducing the gaps between competencies?
2004 (English)In: Proceedings of TMCE 2004: The fifth international symposium on Tools and Methods of Competitive Engineering / [ed] Horvath I, Xirouchakis P, Rotterdam: MILLPRESS SCIENCE PUBLISHERS , 2004, Vol. 1(2), no 405-414, 405-413 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
This paper presents the results of a multiple case study performed within the Swedish vehicle industry. The objective of the study was to explore and describe how modeling affects collaboration within multidisciplinary product development from the perspective of developers. Most research on mechatronics design is focused on technology and/or is limited to one or a few of the disciplines involved. By contrast, the focus of this study is on collaboration between and integration of different technical disciplines. A total of 21 semi-structured interviews were conducted during a period of five months. The criterion for a valid case was that it concerned a development project including distributed functionality and multidisciplinary teams. The main conclusions are that a higher degree of competence integration is needed as complexity increases, that a mutually agreed language is needed within an organization, that the modeling approach within an organization should be aligned, that the tasks where different technical disciplines meet must be identified in order to achieve early system integration, and that short-term co-locations would increase understanding and problem solving efficiency. This research has many similarities with earlier research performed on integrated product development, hut has a different focus level. Instead of on marketing-manufacturing-R&D, the focus is on the technical disciplines within R&D.
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Rotterdam: MILLPRESS SCIENCE PUBLISHERS , 2004. Vol. 1(2), no 405-414, 405-413 p.
, Tools and methods of competitive engineering, 1-2
mechatronics, system integration, competence, integration, collaborative engineering, distributed functionality
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-7115ISI: 000239453500039ISBN: 90-5966-018-8OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-7115DiVA: diva2:12030
5th International Symposium on Tools and Methods of Competitive Engineering Lausanne, SWITZERLAND, APR 13-17, 2004
QC 201006212007-05-162007-05-162011-11-02Bibliographically approved