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KTH, Superseded Departments, Machine Design.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6692-2794
2004 (English)In: 7th Workshop on Product Structuring: Product platform Development / [ed] J. Malmqvist, 2004, 37-48 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

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 for an information framework that can support traceability and reuse of partial results created during the verification of a specific required attribute. This framework also facilitates study of the effects of changes in the specification on product properties. The framework is illustrated in a modeling and simulation scenario for a lifting unit on a wheel loader produced by Volvo CE. This scenario focus on modeling and simulation activities and how these can be supported in a question-and-answer driven process that investigates the behavior of the lifting unit. 

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2004. 37-48 p.
Keyword [en]
Requirements, traceability, modeling, simulation
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Other Mechanical Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-85561OAI: diva2:500325
7th Workshop on Product Structuring  Product Platform Development
QC 20120229Available from: 2012-02-13 Created: 2012-02-13 Last updated: 2012-02-29Bibliographically approved

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