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Proceedings of CAD'14, 2014, 41-42
Concept Development of Design Driven Parts Regarding Multidisciplinary Design Optimization

Thomas Hagenreiner, BMW AG / University of Duisburg-Essen
Peter Köhler, University of Duisburg-Essen

Abstract. In order to find the optimal concept for a complex product the expert knowledge of different domains is necessary.  Hence, many simulations and analyses are made by different specialists during the development process, based on the CA-data model, which is not meant to be just a virtual embodiment of geometry but a data-pool as well. The designer modifies the virtual model according to the simulation results. This common process contains diverse disadvantages: (1) using different simulation software leads to a loss of information during data exchange; (2) peers analyze the product “only” in regard to their domain; (3) experts working in a multi-project environment have to priorities projects. As problems in the serial development have to be dealt with immediately, the concept phase is often not treated sufficient, although there is the highest potential for cost savings and reducing the development-time.

Keywords. Knowledge Based Engineering, Multidisciplinary Design Optimization, concept development, expert knowledge, design driven

DOI: 10.14733/cadconfP.2014.41-42