An iterative question-answer driven process to support product design
2004 (English)In: PROCEEDINGS OF NORDDESIGN 2004: PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT IN CHANGING ENVIRONMENT / [ed] Lehtonen, T, TAMPERE: TAMPERE UNIV TECH PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT LABORATORY , 2004, 173-182 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Product development is often described as an iterative process of finding solutions that match specific requirements. The many dimensions of this process include time, organization, product-specific elements such as the level of abstraction and detail, and analysis to verify the product's properties. Many types of software tools are used to generate and visualize the concept shape. These include CAD (computer-aided design) tools; tools to simulate and verify product properties, such as FE (finite element analysis) and MBS (multibody systems); and tools for handling product data such as PDM (product data management). This paper focus on the effective use of simulation software such as FE and MBS tools to support the process of verifying that a product meets the formulated requirements. The simulation software can be used for such things as selecting alternative solutions or as a final check or optimization of a solution concept. Its can be used even more effectively if it is supported by a framework for handling the information created during the verification process. This paper presents a proposal to a question-answer driven process for verification of product requirements. This process is based on the framework presented by the author in [Andersson 2004a, 2004b]. The process is illustrated in a modeling and simulation scenario of a lifting unit in a wheel loader from Volvo CE. This scenario focus on modeling and simulation activities and how these can be supported in a question-answer driven process that investigates the behavior of the lifting unit.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
TAMPERE: TAMPERE UNIV TECH PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT LABORATORY , 2004. 173-182 p.
Modeling, simulation, question-answer, design process
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-44718ISI: 000252984000018ISBN: 978-952-15-1227-8OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-44718DiVA: diva2:451572
5th Biannual NordDesign 2004 Conference Location: Tampere Univ Technol, Tampere, FINLAND Date: AUG 18-20, 2004
QC 201110262011-10-262011-10-252011-11-02Bibliographically approved